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February
Monday, February 16th 7:00 PM
Comics and cartooning workshop with Howard Chackowicz
We welcome Mr. Chackowicz back to Librairie Drawn & Quarterly to lead a workshop in comics and cartooning!

The workshop will cover the basics of cartooning and making comics with a focus on creativity, self-expression and the development of personal style. You will explore...

Cartoon drawing fundamentals:

Drawing styles for figures & forms
Penciling & inking,
Lettering
Shading
Movement
Etc.

Comic art basics:

Developing ideas or narratives
Panel & page composition
Timing
Using word & thought bubbles
Etc.

Working with each person's particular style and abilities, participants will complete cartoon pages, a mini comic and a full comic page (or pages)!

What to bring:

Paper
HB pencil
Soft eraser
Sharpener
1 thin black permanent marker & 1 thick black permanent marker (eg. STAEDTLER Lumocolor "Fine" and one "Medium" or anything like that)
Ruler

Cost: $150
Dates: Mondays February 16th, 23rd, March 2nd, 9th from 7-9PM

The workshop will be taught in a combination of French and English, depending on participant needs. Suggested age is 16 and up, due to some "mature" content and discussion (sex, politics in comics, etc.), but this is flexible/up to the participant (or the participant's parents...). 8 Participants MAXIMUM so call us to reserve your spot!
March
Friday, March 6th 7:00 PM
mRb Spring Launch Party
Join us in celebrating the season's best in Quebec literature at the launch party for this year's spring issue of the Montreal Review of Books. Three exciting Montreal authors will read from their most recent books: NEIL SMITH from his highly anticipated debut novel, Boo; ANITA ANAND from her debut collection of stories, Swing in the House; and LARISSA ANDRUSYSHYN from her second book of poetry, Proof.

These three featured books will be available for purchase at 10% off, and we'll have plenty of copies of the spring mRb on hand – stop by to pick up your copy, share glass of wine with us, and take home some excellent literature!
Wednesday, March 11th 7:00 PM
Socalled launches Life of Slice
Join us for the launch of Socalled's Life of Slice, featuring a knish workshop with AC Dolgin, a cake, and an interview with Socalled by Sean Michaels!

Socalled is a musician, photographer, magician and writer based in Montreal. He was born Josh Dolgin in Ottawa, Ontario and raised just north, in Chelsea, Quebec. As a kid he was always in musicals and drew cartoons for the Ottawa Citizen. He has released 4 albums under the name Socalled including 2013's recording of his musical The Season. Socalled has self published 7 books including 4 volumes of The Socalled Cartoons and 2015's Life of Slice; a project which celebrates his mother AC's 70th birthday and 50 + years of baking!
Wednesday, March 18th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Boxers & Saints
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 March is Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints. We will meet at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Wednesday, March 18th at 7 PM. Discussion will be hosted by D+Q store staffers Helen and Daphné.

There will be refreshments and collective insight! We offer you a 20% discount on Boxers and Saints (the individual volumes or the box set) from now until the meeting date.

Boxers & Saints (First Second) are companion volumes from Gene Luen Yang, who broke into the comics world in 2006 with his award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese. The two books, which can be read in either order, tell the stories of two young people on either side of China's Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the 20th century. Yang weaves two parallel narratives that offer a historical perspective rarely seen in North American literature and pop culture, while asking some gripping universal questions about identity, religion, and political struggle. Suitable for both teens and adults.
Thursday, March 19th 7:00 PM
Megan Fernandes launches The Kingdom and After
Join us to celebrate the launch of Megan Fernandes’ debut poetry collection, The Kingdom and After, from Tightrope Books!

Mike Spry will host the evening, which will feature readings by Megan Fernandes and Lisa Hilton. There will be door prizes, refreshments, mingling, and books for sale!
Friday, March 20th 7:00 PM
Reading Night: Four American Poets
Please join us for an evening of wine and poetry, featuring four American poets, emerging and established: Cyrus Cassells, Mark Wunderlich, Charif Shanahan, and Virginia Konchan. They will be reading from their work, and their most recent books will be for sale after the reading.
Thursday, March 26th 7:00 PM
Lines and Dots: New Works on Digital Media by Jeff Scheible and Nicole Starosielski
Join us for a digital media themed double launch! Jeff Scheible (Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation) and Nicole Starosielski (The Undersea Network) will be presenting their new books.


Friday, March 27th 7:00 PM
Metatron Launch & Reading
Join us for the launch of two new Metatron titles: The Title of this Book is an Inside Joke by Sophia Katz, and I Wanted to Be the Knife by Sara Sutterlin.
Saturday, March 28th 7:00 PM
Maisonneuve Issue 55 Launch
Please join us to celebrate Maisonneuve’s Spring 2015 issue! Featuring readings from Adam Kovac, Joseph Rosen, and Jessica Wei, the launch will be an opportunity to pick up the new issue, grab some refreshments, and hear what our contributors have written for the newest issue of the National Magazine Award-winning publication.

And if you can’t make it, subscribe to Maisonneuve (http://maisonneuve.org/store/subscription/) and get the issue delivered straight to your door!
April
Thursday, April 2nd 7:00 PM
Ravenscrag launch
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Alain Farah's novel Ravenscrag.

Author Alain Farah and translator Lazer Lederhendler will be in conversation with Catherine Leclerc. Drinks, a short reading and a book signing will follow. The event is free and open to all!
Wednesday, April 8th 7:00 PM
Tom Gauld launches Vous êtes tous jaloux de mon jetpack (Éditions Alto)
Librairie D+Q and Éditions Alto team up to welcome acclaimed British cartoonist Tom Gauld to Canada!

Join us in celebrating the release of the French edition of his D+Q book of Guardian comics, Vous êtes tous jaloux de mon jetpack. You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack/Vous êtes tous jaloux de mon jetpack distils perfectly Gauld’s dark humor and distinctive style in a series of comics about literature, history, and pop culture.
Thursday, April 9th 7:00 PM
Heather O'Neill launches Daydreams of Angels: In conversation with Anna Leventhal
Join us for the launch of Heather O'Neill's highly anticipated short story collection, Daydreams of Angels! Heather will be in conversation with Anna Leventhal (Sweet Affliction).

Heather O’Neill’s unforgettable novels The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with their disarming characters and irreverent descriptions of life on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard. Here, O’Neill’s voice takes flight in a collection of original stories that evoke sorrow, laughter and heartbreak.

Author photo by Julia C. Vona
Friday, April 10th 7:00 PM
New York Lit Night in Montreal Part II
The first New York Lit Night back in August was such a positive and ridiculously well-received experience that we were able to put together a sequel for you, featuring five new writers from the New York Area, all visiting Montreal for the first time.

Part two will feature a cool lineup of:
ANDREW DUNCAN WORTHINGTON
SOPHIE LE FRAGA
MAGGIE LEE
BEN NADLER
JAMESON FITZPATRICK

Hosted by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE & ASHLEY OPHEIM.

Presented by METATRON, your friendly local press.
Friday, April 17th 7:00 PM
What You Need/Who Needs What: A Double Book Launch
Join Invisible Publishing as they celebrate two excellent Andrews!
Andrew Hood births his latest addition to Invisible Publishing's Bibliophonic series. Jim Guthrie: Who Needs What tells the story of a musician never compromising, doing what he loved, and keeping it weird.
And Andrew Forbes launches What You Need, a collection of vital, honest stories where loyalties collide with long-buried love, a man builds a nuclear bomb in his garage, and helicopters ferry away the injured.
Saturday, April 18th 7:00 PM
Small, Gutsy & Gorgeous: Pedlar Press in Montreal
Small, Gutsy & Gorgeous: this is how poet Erín Moure once described Pedlar Press and how we keep describing it. Find out why, when authors Kate Cayley, Sonja Greckol, Emily McGiffin & Robert Mellin read from their new works of short fiction, poetry & nonfiction.
May
Friday, May 1st 7:00 PM
Anvil Press presents the launch of Rue by Melissa Bull
Join Anvil Press for the launch of Rue by Melissa Bull, with Alexandra Leggat and Jennifer LoveGrove. The event will be hosted by Emma Healey. There will be readings, wine, and conversation! Free!
Friday, May 15th 7:00 PM
Mike Steeves launches Giving Up
Giving Up is the highly anticipated debut novel by Montreal writer Mike Steeves. At times funny, at other times sad, and more than often a mixture of the two, Giving Up is a deeply felt account of what goes on in the inner sanctum of a modern couple’s apartment.

Join Mike Steeves for a reading from his novel, followed by a Q & A with fellow BookThug author, Jacob Wren (Polyamorous Love Song).
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