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PoetryNOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards

This year’s Battle of the Bards takes place tonight at Harbourfront. It’s a great chance to see performances by two Mansfield writers among many others. Adebe DeRango-Adem and Peter Norman will both try their luck on the battlefield. The skirmishes begin at 7:30 pm. Kapow! Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay WestToronto M5J 2G8

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Puneet Dutt at Henry of Pelham November 22nd

Puneet Dutt will headlining the wonderful “What’s the Big Idea” salon series that Henry of Pelham winery has been running on the Niagara Peninsula. It’s a great place to hear a reading, join a discussion, and drink a glass or two of wine. Well worth a visit if you have never been there. Tickets can […]

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Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology in Ottawa

The Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology is going on the road this week for a launch in Ottawa on Wednesday. We’re basically taking over the wonderful Sawdust Reading Series for an evening of readings from local contributors. This was a great community project and promises to be a great community event. Please join us!

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Meet the Presses is here again!

This is easily one of our favourite days on the calendar. Meet the Presses brings out all kinds of great creative people making marvelous books. Some are trade books and a lot are handmade with infinite care and imagination. It makes for a wonderful Saturday stroll if you’re in the neighbourhood. Come by and say […]

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D.A. Lockhart launches in Windsor

D.A. Lockhart is doing his hometown launch for his latest book tonight at 7 pm. If you’re in Windsor/Essex check him out. The Gravel Lot That Was Montana is a terrific read!

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Mansfield Fall Launch

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PRISCILA UPPAL: CELEBRATION OF LIFE

York University is honouring Priscila Uppal on October 15th. Her books will be there and there will be opportunities for friends and colleagues to share stories about Priscila and her work.  She accomplished a lot in her short life and this will be a chance to publicly celebrate her positive impact on literature and life. […]

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Shannon Quinn at the Artbar September 11

                Shannon Quinn will be reading from her new book Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs on Tuesday September 11th at the Artbar. The evening is hosted by Rosa Arlotto and also features David James Brock and Bruce Hunter. As usual, there will be an open mic. This week […]

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Priscila Uppal

  A GOOD DEATH In Barbados, it was front-page news. The accompanying photograph (my favourite ever): a witness, eyes bulging in shock, pointing to the accused palm tree. MAN KILLED BY COCONUT What a way to go. In second place (although perhaps first in my heart): the Brazilian priest’s project to fund spiritual rest stops […]

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The Globe and Mail on David W. McFadden

Today’s Globe and Mail has an obituary for the late David W. McFadden. He was a masterful writer and will be sorely missed. A nice appreciation of who he is and what we lost.

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