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Monday, April 24th 11:00 AM
Blue Met / Métropolis Bleu Festival: Official bookseller
Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing, and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding.
Wednesday, April 26th 7:00 PM
Reading Across Borders : Home by Leila S. Chudori
The Reading Across Borders book club focuses on literature in English translation, with a particular interest in writers who are not (yet) well-known in the English-speaking world. Hosted by store staffer Helen Chau Bradley, the book club meetings will happen every two months, and are open to all.
Saturday, April 29th 7:00 PM
Barbara Gowdy in conversation with Kathleen Winter
Join Barbara Gowdy as she sits down with Heather O’Neill to talk about her latest book, LITTLE SISTER, in which she explores the astonishing power of empathy, the question of where we end and others begin, and the fierce bonds of motherhood and sisterhood.
Sunday, April 30th 11:30 AM
Kids Event: Matt Forsythe launches The Gold Leaf
Join cartoonist and illustrator Matt Forsythe as he presents his stunning new book The Gold Leaf. Written by educator Kirsten Hall, The Gold Leaf presents a tale of selfishness, and forgiveness. When the animals of the forest discover a beautiful golden leaf, all want it for themselves. During the struggle, the leaf is destroyed—leaving the animals wonder: Will we ever again see such a leaf?
***Children's activity and kid friendly refreshments available!
Saturday, May 6th 7:00 PM
Guy Delisle in conversation with Alexandre Trudeau
Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Delisle will be in conversation with Alexandre "Sacha" Trudeau.
*Veuillez noter que la présentation sera en anglais.
Tuesday, May 9th 7:00 PM
Véhicule Press Montreal Spring 2017 Launch
On Tuesday, May 9th, join Véhicule Press as they launch their latest fiction and poetry titles. We're celebrating the publications of the latest novels from Véhicule's Esplanade Books imprint, as well as the latest poetry collections from their Signal Editions imprint.
From Esplanade Books:
Tumbleweed, by Josip Novakovich
Sun of a Distant Land, by David Bouchet (translated by Claire Holden Rothman)
A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream, by Leslie Trites
From Signal Editions:
Table Manners, by Catriona Wright
Siren, by Kateri Lanthier
The evening will be hosted by Esplanade Books editor Dimitri Nasrallah.
Friday, May 12th 7:00 PM
Coach House Spring Poetry Launch
Join us as well launch Coach House's spring poetry lineup!
Shane Rhodes will read from his vital collection of poetry, DEAD WHITE MEN, which uses texts from history's most notorious colonizers to turns ideas of exploration, discovery, finding and keeping back upon themselves.
Linda Besner will read from FEEL HAPPIER IN NINE SECONDS, her new collection built around a series of brilliantly illuminated poems patterned on a scientific study of synaesthesia and Fisher Price refrigerator magnets.
Sarah Pinder will read from her second book of poetry with Coach House, COMMON PLACE a long poem that explores the stories of shifting, resilient bodies and landscapes bound by systems of capital and power
Wednesday, May 17th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: The Interview by Manuele Fior
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 April is The Interview by Manuele Fior. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard Avenue West) on Wednesday, May 17th at 7 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by Librairie D+Q staff member Saelan Twerdy. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!
***We are offering a 20% discount on The Interview from now until the meeting date!***
Thursday, May 18th 7:00 PM
Poetry Night with Alex Dimitrov, Robin Richardson & Friends
Join us on May 18th at 7:00 pm for a poetry reading with the wonderful Alex Dimitrov coming from New York, and Robin Richardson, coming from Toronto, to perform at D+Q alongside Montrealers Alex Manley and Lauren Turner.
Saturday, May 20th 7:00 PM
Official Bookseller: Jesse Brown launches Canadaland
Canadaland has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. Its crowdfunded model means fierce independence and in a few short years Canadaland has broken major news stories, exposed scandals, and held the media to account. Host Jesse Brown has won the National Magazine Award for Humour and the Hillman Prize for Investigative Reporting. He is also a co-founder of Bitstrips, makers of Bitmoji, a cartooning app used by millions.
Jesse Brown, Publisher of CANADALAND, delves into the dark side of Canadian history. The show will consist of a series of stories accompanied by slides, short films and highlights of Canadian film and tv from a satirical angle. Jesse will be joined on stage by local historians and comics.
Friday, May 26th 7:00 PM
Jillian Tamaki launches Boundless
Join award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) for the launch of her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.
At once fantastical and realist, Boundless explores the intersection (and overlap) between the virtual and IRL worlds. From Jenny, who becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself; to Helen, who finds her clothes growing baggy and her shoes looser as she shrinks away to nothingness, these evocative, strange, and magical stories showcase Tamaki’s skill as an artist and storyteller.