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September
Tuesday, September 26th 7:00 PM
Rebecca Păpucaru launches The Panic Room with Linda Besner
Join us for the launch of Rebecca Păpucaru excellent new poetry collection THE PANIC ROOM, with guest Linda Besner on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm.

Preoccupied with the complexities of identity and selfhood, memory, embodiment, loss, and family, THE PANIC ROOM is about the giants that loom over us. A second-generation Eastern European Jewish immigrant, Păpucaru attempts to grapple with connecting with her family's past as well as the distinct feeling of being disconnected. Rebecca Păpucaru carefully examines details that make up one's lived experience.
Wednesday, September 27th 7:00 PM
Kristyn Dunnion launches TARRY THIS NIGHT with Lesley Trites and Paige Cooper
Come celebrate the launch of Toronto-based punk mystic Kristyn Dunnion's gutting new novel, TARRY THIS NIGHT (Arsenal Pulp). She is joined by local hierophants Lesley Trites (A THREE-TIERED PASTEL DREAM, Véhicule, 2017) and Paige Cooper (ZOLITUDE, Biblioasis, 2018), conjurers of exquisite resistance. Quick one-card Tarot readings will be available for interested guests.
Thursday, September 28th 7:00 PM
David Chariandy launches BROTHER
David Chariandy in conversation with Rawi Hage
October
Saturday, October 7th 7:00 PM
Guillaume Morissette launches The Original Face
Guillaume Morissette launches The Original Face: A novel
La Gare, 5333 Avenue Casgrain #102
Saturday, October 7th
Doors: 7 pm, event: 7h30
Free/gratuit.
Veuillez noter que la présentation sera en anglais.
Wednesday, October 11th 7:00 PM
Official Bookseller: Coach House Poetry Launch at La Vitrola
Join us at La Vitrola on Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the launch of Coach House Books' latest poetry releases with Sina Queyras, Jay Ritchie, and Jeramy Dodds!
Thursday, October 12th 7:00 PM
Koyama Double Launch: Connor Willumsen + Patrick Kyle
Patrick Kyle and Connor Willumsen—two stylistically different artists who are pushing the boundaries of the comics medium—discuss their new books Everywhere Disappeared and Anti-Gone.
Friday, October 13th 7:00 PM
Benjamin Hertwig launches SLOW WAR with Klara du Plessis
Join local poet Klara du Plessis and former Montrealer Benjamin Hertwig on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 pm for the launch of Slow War, a collection of poems that examine violence, loss, and the legacy of the war in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, October 18th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Poppies of Iraq
Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for this October is Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim! We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard Avenue West) on Wednesday, October 18th at 7 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staffer Luke Langille. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!

Findakly’s memoir about growing up in Mosul, Iraq leading up to and during Saddam Hussein’s Reign explores memory, identity, childhood, and place through a combination of sparse drawings and text. The book is told simultaneously through the lenses of Findakly’s current and childhood perspectives. Events that were perceived as ordinary during her childhood are seen with a new frame of reference. The book explores cultural history, politics, identity, immigration, and the meaning of home, and seems especially relevant to an understanding of current events.

***We are offering a 20% discount on Poppies of Iraq from now until the meeting date!***
Thursday, October 19th 7:00 PM
Phyllis Rudin launches My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur
Phyllis Rudin launches her second novel, My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur, on October 19th at 7 pm. Join her and special guest reader Jack Hannan (The Poet is a Radio) for a reading, Q&A, and book signing.
Tuesday, October 24th 7:00 PM
Eileen Myles launches Afterglow (A Dog Memoir)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 10th anniversary Reading Series

Presents:
Eileen Myles launches AFTERGLOW (A DOG MEMOIR)

Tuesday, October 24th
Doors 6:00 pm
Event 7:00 pm
The Rialto Hall (5711 ave du parc)
Tickets available online or in store
$10 or free with purchase of Afterglow at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
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