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Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators

Thu 05 Sep, 2013 - ELAN Classifieds

Let's prove that this quote by Stephen Fry is true. I'm currently building a bookshelfie (picture one takes of oneself in front of a bookhelf) gallery and am looking for people to submit their pictures to show the world that books are still alive and lovec (see the gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100792925@N03/.)

In exchange for your picture, I will glady link back to or showcase your work on my social media (my facebook page has an average reach of 500/people/week).

If you'd like to join in on the fun, send your bookshelfie to scbecauseican@gmail.com. Include your first name and location as well.

Thank you very much!

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Ladies' Night at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Start Date: Thu 30 Oct, 2014
End Date: Thu 30 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free!

Come hang out at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Thursday, October 30th for Ladies Night, featuring four ridiculously talented writers from south of the border, all performing in Montreal for the first time.

We’re very excited to be able to bring you:
MIRA GONZALEZ
ELIZABETH ELLEN
CHLOE CALDWELL
CHELSEA MARTIN

Hosted by ASHLEY OPHEIM & GUILLAUME MORISSETTE.

Presented by METATRON!

Free pre-Halloween candy!

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carte blanche Issue 22 Launch and 10th Anniversary Celebration

Start Date: Wed 29 Oct, 2014
End Date: Wed 29 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free

Celebrating ten years of storytelling, and the launch of our Fall 2014 issue, the evening will feature readings by issue 22 authors as well as past contributors, birthday cake, and bubbly.

Featuring:
Rabbit Punch! by Greg Santos
Blind Spot by Laurence Miall
Dumb comics by Georgia Webber

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Côte Saint-Luc Reads: Bone and Bread with Author Saleema Nawaz

Start Date: Thu 23 Oct, 2014
End Date: Thu 23 Oct, 2014

Community Events

Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm
This event is FREE!

Côte Saint-Luc Reads was created to engage our residents and create a culture of reading in our city. Set in Montreal, Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz is a poignant tale of the complications of family life and the harrowing nature of loss. A reception with refreshments and live classical music will be held starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, please see http://csllibrary.org/programscalendar/library-lectures/.

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Monia Mazigh launches Mirrors and Mirages

Start Date: Wed 22 Oct, 2014
End Date: Wed 22 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

The Silk Road Institute, in partnership with the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore, hosts Monia Mazigh for the official Montreal launch of her book Mirrors and Mirages, published by House of Anansi and translated from the original French by Fred Reed. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at the Drawn and Quarterly bookstore at 221 Bernard in the Mile End and will take place from 7-9 p.m. A short talk by the author, a book signing and a chance to mingle will comprise the night’s event and, of course, tasty refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information visit www.silkroadinstitute.ca

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Creative Writing Workshop with Tim Fain

Tue 16 Sep, 2014 - Workshops

Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm

OCT 19 - NOV 23

This six-part workshop will guide you through the journey to unleash your writing talent.

$40 for members of the CSL Library; $50 for non-members
Registration now open.

Please visit http://csllibrary.org/programscalendar/library-workshops/ or call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205 for more information.

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Wesley Craig launches Blackhand Comics

Start Date: Sat 18 Oct, 2014
End Date: Sat 18 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free!

Wes Craig's new book "Blackhand Comics" is being released in October from Image Comics. Join us for the launch! Wes will give a short talk with a question and answer period to follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The trio of tales in Blackhand Comics; (“The Gravediggers’ Union," "Circus Day," and "The Seed") explores the fringes of society, the weird, and the macabre.

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Quebec writers celebrating a stellar awards season

Fri 17 Oct, 2014 - Spotlight

Awards season has barely begun, but Quebec writers are already knocking it out of the park.

First, we found four Quebec-based scribes on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist: Arjun Basu (Waiting for the Man), Sean Michaels (Us Conductors), Heather O'Neill (The Girl Who Was Saturday Night), and Claire Holden Rothman (My October). Of those four, Michaels and O'Neill are still in contention on the shortlist. The prize will be awarded on November 10.

Recently the Quebec Writers' Federation revealed the shortlist for its 2014 Awards. The list underscores the talent at work in our province, with Michaels, Anna Leventhal (Sweet Affliction), Guillaume Morissette (New Tab), and Monique Polak (Hate MailStraight Punch) among the nominees. The winners will be crowned at a ceremony on November 18.

 

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The Knowlton Literary Festival

Start Date: Fri 17 Oct, 2014
End Date: Sun 19 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Coming on the weekend of October 17, 18 and 19 In Knowlton in the
Eastern Townships: Terry Fallis, Louise Penny, Johanne Seymour, Paul Almond, Jennifer Robson, Michele Plomer, Linda Spalding, Simon Boulerice and Jennifer Lanthier. Plus the annual Peter Gzowski PGI for Literacy with the Hon Bob Rae as guest speaker. Let the village of Knowlton welcome you to our Fifth Season.

For full schedule click here.

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BookThug's Fall 2014 Launch

Start Date: Fri 17 Oct, 2014
End Date: Fri 17 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m.

Celebrate the fall literary season with BookThug, one of Canada's most acclaimed indie presses, as they launch another great season of books.

Featuring readings by Alisha Piercy, Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei, Gregoire Pam Dick, R. Kolewe and Wanda Praamsma.

Free. Books will be for sale.
Refreshments will be served.

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Erica Lehrer launches Lucky Jews: Poland’s Jewish Figurine

Start Date: Thu 16 Oct, 2014
End Date: Thu 16 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard oeust)
7 p.m. - free!

Join in a discussion about a unique aspect of Poland's current fascination with Jewish culture.

Shtetl Montreal host Tamara Kramer will talk with anthropologist and curator Erica Lehrer her book Lucky Jews, which grew out of her 2013 exhibit in Krakow of Polish-made Jewish figurines. Books will be available for purchase, and the film "A Jew for Luck" (24 min., English & Polish with subtitles) by Polish director Paulina Fiejdasz will also be shown.

Co-sponsored by CEREV. Visit www.luckyjews.com for more info.

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Conundrum Press Double Launch: Joe Ollmann and Alex Fellows

Start Date: Sat 11 Oct, 2014
End Date: Sat 11 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free!

Join us as Conundrum Press presents a double launch for Joe Ollmann's Omnibus collection Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People and Alex Fellows graphic novel Spain & Morocco, hosted by Montreal luminary Billy Mavreas. The artists will sign books and give presentations.

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Chloe Griffin, author of Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, in conversation with Joshua Pavan

Start Date: Thu 09 Oct, 2014
End Date: Thu 09 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free!

A presentation of Cookie Mueller: from the John Waters crack-pot scene in late '60s Baltimore to her life as a NYC '70s and '80s icon, this presentation will include slides, images, and video excerpts of Cookie's life, work and friends. There will be a short reading of a story from the book and a conversation between Chloe Griffin and Joshua Pavan, as well as a display of original artwork and archival material from the authors extensive research and process in making this book.

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Le Xe Festival International des ecrivains et artistes, Val-David, QC

Start Date: Sat 04 Oct, 2014
End Date: Sun 05 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

The biannual International Writers' and Artists' Festival will take place at Val-David, QC.

The International Writers and Artists Residence at Val-David:
1045, rue du Renard et du Corbeau, Val-David, J0T 2N0

Oct 4 & 5. 2014

More than 30 writers and artists from all over the world will be participating.
Free admission. Everyone is invited

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Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya with Malaika Aleba

Start Date: Fri 03 Oct, 2014
End Date: Fri 03 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest)
7 p.m. - free!

Join us for a double launch with two Toronto artists! Elisha Lim will present their debut graphic novel 100 Crushes (Koyama), and Vivek Shraya will read from his illustrated novel She of the Mountains (with illustrations by Raymond Biesinger). Guest reading by Malaika Aleba.

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Creative Writing Workshop: An Eight-Week Writing Course for Women

Sun 14 Sep, 2014 - Workshops

Creative Writing Workshop
Short Story, Flash Fiction, Prose-Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction
An eight-week writing course for women

Led by Ilona Martonfi
Editor/ Poet/Teacher
Producer of The Yellow Door & Visual Arts Centre Readings
Tel (514) 939-4173
ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca

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Public Consultation Regarding Activities to Celebrate Quebec's English-Language Writers, Past and Present

Start Date: Wed 01 Oct, 2014
End Date: Wed 01 Oct, 2014

Community Events

Atwater Library and Computer Centre cordially invites you to a public consultation regarding activities to celebrate Quebec's English-language writers, past and present, culminating in the launch of an exhibition at the Library in the Spring of 2015.

The Library's long-term goal is to establish a Montreal Writers Museum.

Time and Place:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Atwater Library auditorium
1200 Atwater Avenue

Consultation moderator:

Guy Rodgers, Executive Director
English-Language Arts Network

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.

With support from Community Cultural Action Fund, Canadian Heritage.

For more information:
Zile Ozols, Project Coordinator
zile@atwaterlibrary.ca

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Marianne Ackerman launches Holy Fools + 2 stories

Start Date: Wed 01 Oct, 2014
End Date: Wed 01 Oct, 2014

Artistic Events

Join us for the launch of Montreal writer Marianne Ackerman’s first foray into short fiction!
The characters in Holy Fools + 2 Stories are humble people who may seem mad. Burdened by delusion. Driven by irrational goals. They take action and are caught up in the web of events, carried to unfamiliar shores that may or may not denote salvation. There is no message. I just wanted to write about the dear human spirit, swimming against a crazy world.
– Marianne Ackerman

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carte blanche/CNFC creative nonfiction contest

Mon 29 Sep, 2014 - Calls for Submissions

 

We’re doing it again! carte blanche and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) have teamed up to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest sponsored by the University of King’s College.

The winner will receive $750 and her/his text will be published in carte blanche. The winner will be announced in April 2015 at the CNFC 11th Annual Conference in Victoria, B.C.

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An Evening of Wonderful Things

Start Date: Mon 29 Sep, 2014
End Date: Mon 29 Sep, 2014

Community Events

Join Darren Bifford and Talya Rubin along with two special guest poets for an evening of poetry at Centre Zen Enpuku-ji. Entry includes a mixed drink with homemade sugar syrups made from garden grown ingredients and a raffle ticket to win one of two framed photographs by artist Ewa Monika Zebrowski. The evening is a fundraiser for Of The Causes of Wonderful Things, a solo theatre work that was created by interdisciplinary theatre company, Too Close to the Sun, in Australia and is premiering in Montreal at Theatre La Chapelle in early November.

 

 

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