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February
Tuesday, February 2nd 7:00 PM
Sketch Journaling and Comic Book Creation Workshop with Michel Hellman! - Atelier de bande dessinée et carnet de croquis avec Michel Hellman
English description below!

On est ravi d'annoncer un autre atelier avec Michel Hellman! Ce serait un cadeau parfait pour tous les dessinateurs.

Dans cet atelier nous allons explorer le lien entre la bande dessinée et le carnet de voyage. Par le biais de différentes techniques, les participants seront invités à documenter leur vie quotidienne et à exprimer leurs pensées à travers le croquis dans ce qui deviendra leur carnet de "voyage" journalier. Par la suite, nous allons voir comment ce carnet peut être utilisé comme une base pour créer une bande dessinée.

L'atelier aura lieu les mardis soirs à 19h00, à partir du 2 février, au 23 février. Le coût est 150 $, maximum 10 participants.

We are pleased to announce another workshop with Michel Hellman! This would make a great gift for any aspiring cartoonists.

In this workshop, we will be exploring the link between documenting one's everyday life through a sketch journal and creating a comic book. Participants will be shown different techniques to create and maintain a sketch journal in order to record what they see around them and visualize their thoughts. We will then see how this journal can be used to create a comic book.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., starting February 2nd, and running through February 23rd. Cost is $150, maximum 10 participants.
Wednesday, February 10th 7:00 PM
D+Q Graphic Novel Book Club: Nick Drnaso
February's Pick: Beverly by Nick Drnaso

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 February is Beverly by Nick Drnaso. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Discussion will be hosted by D+Q Managing Editor Tracy Hurren. There will be refreshments and collective insight!

The modern lost souls of _Beverly_ struggle with sexual anxieties that are just barely repressed and social insecurities that undermine every word they speak. Time passes, bodies change sizes, realities blur with fantasies, truths disintegrate, childhood comforts turn uncomfortable. Again and again, the civilized façades of Nick Drnaso’s pitch-perfect suburban landscapes crack in the face of violence and quiet brutality. Drnaso's debut graphic novel leaves you haunted and squirming and longing for more.

We offer you a 20% discount on _Beverly_ from now until the meeting date.
Wednesday, February 17th 7:00 PM
Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso launch their new D+Q books Puke Force, Big Kids and Beverly.
D+Q has an amazing winter line-up for you: Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) is visiting Montreal with Michael DeForge (Big Kids) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly). Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale's debut with Drawn & Quarterly is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left. DeForge's Big Kids is a coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of high school. Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens. Join Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings!
Wednesday, February 24th 7:00 PM
Club de lecture francophile – ARVIDA de Samuel Archibald
Commencez l’année 2016 sur le bon pied : en lisant plus de livres en français!

Nous lançons un nouveau club de lecture ouvert à tout francophile. Que vous soyez débutant ou francophone d’origine : vous êtes les bienvenus! Nous nous rencontrerons tous les deux mois pour discuter d’un livre francophone en mettant l’accent sur les auteurs québécois.

Pour le mois de février, nous avons choisi Arvida de Samuel Archibald, finaliste au prix Giller en 2015. Nous en discuterons le 24 février à 19h00 à la librairie (211 Bernard Ouest). La discussion sera animée par Rebecca Lloyd, gérante de la librairie.

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À l’autre bout du monde, il y a Arvida, ville modèle érigée au début du vingtième siècle par l’industriel américain Arthur Vining Davis.

Le narrateur de ce livre est né là, dans la capitale de l’aluminium, construite en cent-trente-cinq jours. Petite utopie nordique peuplée de braves gens, de menteurs compulsifs et de pures crapules. Dans les quatre paroisses d’Arvida, le long du Saguenay et par-delà l’horizon bleuté des monts Valin, on se raconte des histoires de nuits en forêt et de matins difficiles. Des histoires de jeunes filles innocentes et de bêtes sauvages, de meurtre raté et de mutilation rituelle, de roadtrip vers nulle part et de maison hantée. Des histoires tantôt tristes, tantôt drôles, tantôt horribles, et souvent un peu tout ça à la fois, mémorables pour leur profonde authenticité, même si, il faut bien le dire, elles sont toutes à moitié fausses et à moitié inventées.

Digne fils de son conteur de père, Samuel Archibald se révèle dans ces pages un émule de Cormac McCarthy obsédé par Proust, un héritier d’Anne Hébert qui a trop lu Jim Thompson et Stephen King.

(http://www.lequartanier.com/catalogue/arvida.htm)
Sunday, February 28th 7:00 PM
Reading Between the Wines - Chester Brown's Louis Riel
Jimmy Gutman will give his take on the bestselling D+Q graphic novel Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Admission: $7 JPL members/students, $12 general. To reserve tickets call (514) 345-6416 or 514-279-2224, or for information visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

A new slant on the classic book review, Reading Between the Wines looks at relevant reads from a youthful perspective in interesting locations apropos to the books being reviewed. Also, wine is involved.
March
Saturday, March 5th 7:00 PM
Amber Tamblyn reads from DARK SPARKLER
Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for

an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television

and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently "Dark

Sparkler" (Harper Perennial) which explores the lives and deaths of child star

actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson

and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by

women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation

and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.
Tuesday, March 8th 7:00 PM
Mona Awad launches 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL
Wednesday, March 16th 7:00 PM
D+Q Graphic Novel Book Club: Marc Bell
March's Pick: Stroppy by Marc Bell. 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 February is Stroppy by Marc Bell. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. Discussion will be hosted by D+Q Executive Editor Tom Devlin. There will be refreshments and collective insight!.

Marc Bell's latest masterpiece STROPPY is Marc's first long form graphic novel and his potent attack on the systems that grind us all under their oppressive heels. Did you ever fall in love and then get kicked out of your apartment by a rock'n'roll group bent on expanding its commercial empire. Oh, you did. You just don't know it. Take that Neutral Milk Hotel CD out of the CD player and listen to what On/Off Schnauzer wants you to hear. Fall asleep at terror washes over you. It never ends. But the discussion of this wonderful comic will. In a timely fashion. There will be beer. And head-scratching hypotheses. Join D+Q's Executive Editor and long-time Bell apologist Tom Devlin for what will either be an illuminating discussion or a mind-numbing pedantic lecture!
We offer you a 20% discount on _Stroppy_ from now until the meeting date.
Thursday, March 17th 8:00 PM
Writers Read, Off the Page and Librairie D&Q present: Anne Boyer, Jordan Abel, and Sonnet L’Abbé
Join Writers Read, in collaboration with Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, for the first night of the Off The Page festival. Jordan Abel, Anne Boyer, and Sonnet L’Abbé will be reading on Thursday March 17, 2016 at 8pm, at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211, Bernard Ouest). This reading is a part of a three day literary festival hosted by Concordia University. Come hear their work first and help us kick off Off The Page 2016.
Friday, March 18th 7:00 PM
Writers Read, Off the Page and Librairie D&Q present: An Evening with Ben Lerner @ York Amphitheatre
Writers Read and Off The Page, in collaboration with Librarie Drawn & Quarterly
is pleased to present An Evening with Ben Lerner. Ben Lerner is the author of 10:04, Leaving Atocha Station, and several books of Poetry. His work “explores the relevance of art and the artist to modern culture with humor, compassion, and intelligence. Lerner began his writing career as a poet and essayist focused on contemporary literature and art. His three volumes of verse capture the often elliptical drift of thought, appearing spontaneous even as they layer linguistic and conceptual complexity” An Evening with Ben Lerner starts at 7pm, March 18th 2016, at the York Amphitheatre (EV Building room 1.605, 1515 Rue St Catherine Ouest). Seating is limited
Wednesday, March 23rd 7:00 PM
Alyssa Favreau launches Stuff Every Graduate Should Know: A Handbook for the Real World
Just because you’ve got a diploma in hand doesn’t mean you know everything! When the cap and gown come off and the real world beckons, bring along Stuff Every Graduate Should Know for tips, tricks, and how-tos that will guide you along every step of the road to adulthood. With chapters on finding an apartment, landing a job, paying bills, staying in shape, building a professional wardrobe, and even throwing a real dinner party (hint: no boxed wine!), this book has everything a newly minted grown-up needs to take on—or take over!—the world.

Alyssa Favreau is a Montreal-based writer and store staffer at the librairie Drawn & Quarterly. Despite writing this book, she is now back at school pursuing her MA in English literature.
April
Friday, April 1st 7:00 PM
Vehicule/Signal Winter Spring Launch
Saturday, April 2nd 7:00 PM
Rahat Kurd launches COSMOPHILIA
Tuesday, April 12th 7:00 PM
Barney Hoskyns launches SMALL TOWN TALK
Barney Hoskyns launches SMALL TOWN TALK
Esteemed U.K. music historian Barney Hoskyns (Hotel California, Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits) launches his newest book, which tells the story of Woodstock (the town not the festival ) and the counterculture revolutionaries like Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, and Todd Rundgren who got back to the land, turning the once-sleepy hollow into a funky Shangri-La. There will be a reading, conversation and Q&A.
Thursday, April 14th 7:00 PM
Blue Metropolis and Librairie D+Q present: Sylvain Neuvel launches SLEEPING GIANTS
Saturday, April 16th 7:00 PM
Blue Metropolis and Librairie D+Q present: Valeria Luiselli, Taras Grescoe and Alberto Luis Sànchez
Sunday, April 17th 10:00 AM
Blue Metropolis and Librairie D+Q present: Lydia Lukidis - Book Launch and Puppet Making Workshop
Join author Lydia Lukidis as she launches her newest picture book, Melvin and the Madcap Musical. Lydia will read her book, conduct a brief Q & A, and offer a puppet making workshop. Each child will create their own unique puppet based on the characters from Lydia’s book. All materials will be provided.
Ages: Families and children aged 2-8
Sunday, April 17th 7:00 PM
Blue Metropolis and Librairie D+Q present: Carmen Aguirre launches MEXICAN HOOKER #1
Monday, April 25th 7:00 PM
Atelier de sérigraphie/Screenprinting Workshop w/ Leyla Majeri
April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th
Thursday, April 28th 7:00 PM
Jacob Wren, Malcolm Sutton, and Joni Murphy
Saturday, April 30th 7:00 PM
Wondertron: Metatron and Wonder (NYC) joint launch
May
Thursday, May 5th 7:00 PM
Patrick Kyle launches Don't Come In Here
Wednesday, May 11th 7:00 PM
John Goldbach
Thursday, May 26th 7:00 PM
Chester Brown launches MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS
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