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February
Wednesday, February 4th 7:00 PM
Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star
Novelists Sarah Gerard and Jacob Wren (Polyamorous Love Song) will talk about Gerard’s debut novel Binary Star, which the TimeOut New York calls “a mesmerizing, complex story of addiction, obsession and love.” In addition to Binary Star, Sarah Gerard is the author of the chapbook Things I Told My Mother. Short works have appeared in the New York Times, Joyland, VICE, the LA Review of Books and other journals. She works at BOMB Magazine. Visit her at sarah-gerard.com.
Saturday, February 7th 7:00 PM
Denis Roig launches Brilliant
Join us for the Montreal launch of Denise Roig’s new book. Roig will be reading from Brilliant, a collection of short stories set in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Middle Eastern delectables will be served.

Denise Roig is the author of two critically received collections of short stories: A Quiet Night and a Perfect End (Nuage Editions), and Any Day Now (Signature Editions), and the memoir Butter Cream: A Year in a Montreal Pastry School (Signature Editions).
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!
Wednesday, February 18th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: The Hospital Suite
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!

February’s pick will be John Porcellino’s The Hospital Suite. We will meet at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 PM. Discussion will be hosted by D+Q Creative Director Tom Devlin. As a special guest we welcome Dr. Howard Mitnick who will discuss the book from a medical perspective.

There will be refreshments and collective insight! We offer you a 20% discount on The Hospital Suite from now until the meeting date.

John Porcellino is one of modern cartooning’s great artists. Besides drawing his comic series King-Cat Comics and Stories for over 25 years, he has also published several book collections. The Hospital Suite is his first all-new graphic novel and it deals with a series of illnesses that gradually destroy his personal and artistic lfe and how John fought to regain his sense of self and conquer these illnesses, both physical and mental, to live a happy healthy life.
Friday, February 20th 7:00 PM
Summer Literary Seminars Faculty Readings
Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) Montreal is hosting a mini-program in February. We are happy to be hosting two reading nights at the Librairie featuring members of the SLS faculty, many of whom are based in Montreal and have launched their own book at our store!

You don’t need to be an SLS participant to attend: these readings are free and open to the public! Readings will start at 7 p.m.

On Friday, February 20th, enjoy readings by CA Conrad, Stephanie Bolster and Greg Santos.

On Saturday, February 21st, come back for readings by Sean Michaels, Anna Leventhal, Melissa Bull and Jeff Miller.

For the full SLS mini-program schedule: http://www.sumlitsem.org/montreal/

For reader bios: http://www.sumlitsem.org/montreal/faculty.html
March
Wednesday, March 11th 7:00 PM
Socalled launches The 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!
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