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August
Thursday, August 17th 7:00 PM
Jonah Campbell launches Eaten Back to Life
Join us on Thursday August 17th as Jonah Campbell launches his latest work EATEN BACK TO LIFE - a new essay collection by the Philip K. Dick of chips.

Come for the reading, the drinking, and the hanging about.

In this series of thoughtful essays and stink-eyed observations, Jonah Campbell explores food and drink in the modern world, from pig heads and whisky to fine wine and French gastronomy, Nigella Lawson to David Cronenberg, with a trail of potato chips and stale chocolate bars along the way. In the tradition of writers like M. F. K. Fisher and David Foster Wallace, Eaten Back to Life renders in delirious prose the ecstasies and absurdities that lie beneath the daily business of feeding ourselves.
Friday, August 18th 7:00 PM
Tim McCaskell launches Queer Progress w/Pervers/Cité
Join author and activist Tim McCaskell for a presentation on his recent book Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism. Queer Progress was chosen as a Quill & Quire favourite release of the year. In it Tim McCaskell asks how did a social movement evolve from a small group of young radicals to the incorporation of LGBTQ communities into full citizenship on the model of Canadian multiculturalism?
Wednesday, August 23rd 7:00 PM
Reading Across Borders Book Club: Subtly Worded by Teffi
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 former store staffer Helen Chau Bradley, the book club meetings take place every two months, and are open to all.

For our next meeting, on Wednesday, August 23, we will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest) at 7 pm to discuss Teffi's Subtly Worded, translated from the Russian Anne Marie Jackson. Join us for discussion and drinks!
Thursday, August 24th 7:00 PM
Naben Ruthnum launches Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race
No two curries are the same. This Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.

Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this hilarious and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn't properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations.By grappling with novels, recipes, travelogues, pop culture, and his own background, Naben Ruthnum depicts how the distinctive taste of curry has often become maladroit shorthand for brown identity.

Naben Ruthnum won the Journey Prize for his short fiction, has been a National Post books columnist, and has written books and cultural criticism for the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, and the Walrus. His crime fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Joyland, and his pseudonym Nathan Ripley's first novel will appear in 2018. Ruthnum lives in Toronto.
September
Saturday, September 16th 12:00 AM
Kids Pop: Kai Cheng Thom launches "From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea"
Join author and illustrator Kai Cheng Thom for the launch of her new children's book during Pop Montreal!
Wednesday, September 20th 7:00 PM
Hamish Hamilton, Vintage Canada and Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invite you to celebrate the publication of Eliza Robertson’s Demi-Gods and Nicolas Dinkner’s Six Degrees of Freedom
Thursday, September 21st 7:00 PM
Jocelyn Parr launches Uncertain Weights and Measures
Join us on Thursday, September 21st as Jocelyn Parr launches UNCERTAIN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES -- a captivating tale of a love torn apart by ideology and high-stakes politics.

JOCELYN PARR was born in New Zealand, but grew up on Canada’s West Coast. Her writing has been published in France, Germany, and Canada and in magazines such as Matrix, Grain, and Brick Magazine. She now lives in Montreal, where she teaches history at Dawson College.
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.
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