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Thursday, August 4th 7:00 PM
Spoiler Launches "The Ashes of Howard Beach"

Join us to celebrate the Montreal launch of Spoiler Art’s first book “The Ashes of Howard Beach”! The evening will feature readings by Art, as well as Kristina Mahler and Sara Sutterlin, author of “I Wanted to Be the Knife” and “Baveuse”. Free admission - wine will also be served.

Author bios:

Spoiler is a Belgian-born author living and writing in Montreal.
Sara Sutterlin is the author of two poetry books. She lives in Montreal.
Kristina Mahler is a Montreal based writer who studied creative writing at Concordia University. Selected poems and writing can be found at http://pyyre.tumblr.com
Wednesday, August 17th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Victor Hussenot's The Spectators
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 August is THE SPECTATORS by Victor Hussenot. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Join D+Q store staffer Liz McLellan for a lively discussion (and beers!).

It is easy to get lost in the beautiful colours and shadowing depicted by Victor Hussenot from cover to cover of The Spectators. The choice of watercolour as a medium allows him to create depth and dimension, which just so happens to be the focus of the narrative. Light and darkness emphasize the varying levels of visibility that form the consciousness of the protagonist's experiences, if we can even call them that. This genderless faceless entity comes in the form of a dark shadow, slipping in and out of identities in the form of clothing and masks. Hussenot takes it to the next level: the human becomes buildings,and the buildings become them. The human and their environment are wrapped up in an inextricable exchange of objects and affect, that tug on the memories encoded in the spaces to build on a sense of collectivity.

We offer you a 20% discount on THE SPECTATORS from now until the meeting date!
Wednesday, August 24th 7:00 PM
Club de Lecture Francophile: Ma Vie Rouge Kubrick
Notre club de lecture francophile a bien commencé et nous sommes très fiers de vous annoncer notre quatrième! Pour le mois d'août nous lisons MA VIE ROUGE KUBRICK de Simon Roy.

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. Nous vous offrons un rabais de 15 % sur MA VIE ROUGE KUBRICK jusqu’au soir de la rencontre.
Thursday, September 22nd 7:00 PM
John Semley launches This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall
Please join us for a night of pop culture fun, celebrating the launch of "This is a Book About the Kids in Hall" with author John Semley! John will read and talk about his newest book project, followed by a signing.

Author bio: John Semley is a writer living in Toronto. His work has appeared in The Believer, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, Esquire, The A.V. Club, The Walrus, Reader’s Digest, and a whole bunch of other magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and the Toronto Star.
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