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Thursday, April 2nd 7:00 PM
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!
Friday, April 3rd 7:00 PM
Camilla Wynne launches Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes
Join us to celebrate the launch of local chef Camilla Wynne's new book of inspired recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles and more! Camilla will be in conversation with Montreal food writer Jonah Campbell (Food and Trembling). There will be books for sale, and, of course, a delicious spread!
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. 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
Hosted by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE & ASHLEY OPHEIM.
Presented by METATRON, your friendly local press.
Sunday, April 12th 10:00 AM
Matinée pour les enfants: Atelier collage et rencontre avec l
Venez rencontrer la montréalaise Manon Gauthier! Elle a illustré plus d'une dizaine de livres jeunesse, dont Elliot, Grand-mère, elle et moi, et un tout nouveau livre en anglais Magic little words. Elle présentera son métier et animera un atelier de collage. Enfants de tous âges bienvenus. Atelier accessible à partir de 4 ans. Pour l'occasion, nous offrons un rabais de 15% sur les livres de Manon Gauthier jusqu'au 12 avril!
Wednesday, April 15th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Beautiful Darkness
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 April is Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët’s Beautiful Darkness (translated by Helge Dascher). We will meet at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Wednesday, April 15th at 7 PM. Discussion will be hosted by D+Q store staffer Alyssa. There will be refreshments and collective insight! We offer you a 20% discount on Beautiful Darkness from March 18 until the meeting date.
Thursday, April 16th 7:00 PM
Gala Poetry Launch and Tribute to Elise Partridge (1958-2015)
Join us to celebrate new titles from Signal Poetry! Expect readings from Chad Campbell (Laws & Locks), Talya Rubin (Leaving the Island) and Chris Chambers (Thrillows & Despairos). The evening will also be a tribute to late poet Elise Partridge (1958-2015).
The following readers will read one Partridge poem:
Asa Boxer, Stephanie Bolster, Susan Elmslie, Robyn Sarah, and Sarah Vernart
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.
Wednesday, April 22nd 7:00 PM
The Mystics of Mile End Launch
Brooklyn author Sigal Samuel returns to her hometown for the official launch of her debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End, in—where else?—Mile End. Join Freehand Books as we celebrate with Sigal at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly. There will be a presentation, refreshments and books for sale!
Thursday, April 23rd 7:00 PM
Blue Metropolis and Librairie Drawn & Quarterly present: Junot Díaz in conversation with Heather O'Neill
We are pleased to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz (Drown, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, This is How You Lose Her) will be coming to Montreal as part of the Blue Metropolis festival! He will receive the Premio Metropolis Azul and discuss his work with Heather O’Neill.
At the Rialto Hall
Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m.
**Early bird tickets as of March 16: $8.50
After April 7th: $10.00**
Available from Librairie D+Q (211 Bernard Ouest 514-279-2224), The Rialto Hall (5723 Avenue du Parc, 514- 770-7773) and online at [http://www.lavitrine.com/](http://www.lavitrine.com)
Friday, April 24th 7:00 PM
Words to Change: Gene Luen Yang award ceremony and presentation
Comics artist Gene Luen Yang will be at the Librairie as part of the Blue Metropolis Festival to receive the Words to Change Prize and present Boxers & Saints, his award-winning graphic novel project about China's Boxer Rebellion. Also to be announced, the winner of Blue Met's $1,000 Words to Change prize, for a video blog on intercultural communication.
Presented by the R. Howard Webster Foundation,
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, and the Cole Foundation
Saturday, April 25th 7:00 PM
Comics workshop with Liana Finck
Liana Finck (A Bintel Brief) presents her creative process, from the initial idea to researching it to laying down text and image. Come learn about the process of creating and marketing a graphic novel. This event is part of the Blue Metropolis Festival!
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!
Thursday, May 14th 7:00 PM
Neil Smith launches Boo
“Boo is an utter charm-bomb of a novel. Neil Smith’s version of the sweet hereafter shows not only that heaven can be hell, but answers the eternal question of whether it’s better to be dumber with friends or smarter without.” —Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
Oliver Dalrymple is an outcast at his Illinois middle school--more interested in biology and chemistry than the friendship of other kids. But after a tragic accident, Boo wakes up to find himself in a very strange sort of heaven: a town populated only by 13-year-old Americans. With the help of his classmate Johnny, who was killed at the same time, Boo begins to figure out what exactly happened to them (and who they really were back in America) through this story about growing up, staying young and the never-ending heartbreak of being 13.
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).
Thursday, May 21st 7:00 PM
David J launches Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction
Join us in welcoming David J as he launches his memoir, Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction! This is a candid memoir of life in and out of the pioneering gothic rock band Bauhaus, the first and greatest exponents of the form. Featuring cameo appearances by a wide range of fascinating characters, from William S. Burroughs to Rick Rubin!
Friday, May 22nd 7:00 PM
Conundrum Press Launch with Dakota McFadzean, Kat Verhoeven & Zach Worton
Following their TCAF debut, three excellent cartoonists will head down the 401 to launch their new Conundrum Press releases at the Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore. Dakota McFadzean, Kat Verhoeven and Zach Worton will present their work--featuring death metal videos, disembodied faces, and the end of the world!