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Saturday, November 1st 7:00 PM
Erin MacLeod launches Visions of Zion
Join us to celebrate the Montreal launch of Erin MacLeod's Visions of Zion: Ethiopians & Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land! There will be refreshments and books for sale. More details to follow.
Wednesday, November 5th 7:00 PM
Sheila Plunkett, Deanna Young and Michael Kenyon
Join us at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly for an evening of readings by Deanna Young, Shelagh Plunkett and Michael Kenyon.
Featuring readings from House Dreams (Deanna Young), The Water Here is Never Blue (Shelagh Plunkett), and Astatine (Michael Kenyon)
Thursday, November 6th 7:00 PM
Aisha Franz launches Earthling
Drawn & Quarterly and the Goethe-Institut Montreal are thrilled to welcome Berlin-based illustrator and cartoonist Aisha Franz for the launch of her D+Q book, Earthling!
Earthling details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother. Drawn in deep gray pencil, it is a haunting account of the loneliness of suburban life and the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood. The evening will feature a presentation and signing.
This tour is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Goethe Institut.
Friday, November 7th 7:00 PM
Geographic Psychologies, Or What Happens to Your Writing When You Change Towns: Readings by Montreal writer Jacob Wren (formerly of Toronto) and Toronto writer Zoe Whittall (formerly of Montreal)
Join us for an evening of readings by Zoe Whittall and Jacob Wren! There will be a Q&A session with the audience and books for sale.
Zoe Whittall is the author of 6 books and the editor of one anthology. Her next novel, The Best Kind of People, will be published in spring 2016 with House of Anansi. Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, she has lived in Toronto since 1997, and she works as a journalist, teacher, and TV writer.
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed and Polyamorous Love Song.
Saturday, November 8th 7:00 PM
Alex Leslie Book Launch in Montreal with featured guest readers Linda Besner and Daniel Allen Cox
Join Alex Leslie as she celebrates the Montreal book launch for her debut poetry collection, The things I heard about you (Nightwood Editions) at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. Leslie will be joined by local guest readers Daniel Allen Cox and Linda Besner. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, November 12th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: One Hundred Demons
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. The pick for the November meeting is Lynda Barry's ONE HUNDRED DEMONS.
We will meet at the 211 store on Wednesday, November 12th at 7 p.m. Discussion will be hosted by Drawn & Quarterly's Julia Pohl-Miranda! There will be refreshments and collective insight! We offer you a 20% discount on ONE HUNDRED DEMONS from OCT 15 until the meeting date.
ONE HUNDRED DEMONS is Lynda Barry's colllection of "autobifictionalographic" stories about the little (and big) embarrassments, life-changing heartaches, and rotten teenagers that define our childhoods. Whether she's writing about the way people's houses smell, the reasons babies are the best dancers, or a teenaged friend committing suicide, Barry captures the heart, the soul, the funk of life in these vibrantly watercolored pages.
" These stories all contain little grenades of meaning that tend to explode just after you've read the last line."--New York TImes
Thursday, November 13th 7:00 PM
Michael Springate Michael Springate launches The Beautiful West & the Beloved of God with guest reader Marianne Ackerman
Join us for the launch of Michael Springate's new book, The Beautiful West & The Beloved of God (Guernica Editions). Michael will read from his book, which will be for sale. There will also be a guest reading from Montreal writer Marianne Ackerman!
About the book:
Elena and Mahfouz meet in Montreal in the spring of 2008. That summer,however, Mahfouz doesn’t return from a trip to Cairo, and his father is
picked up and held indefinitely for unknown charges on undisclosed evidence. No longer in contact with each other, Elena and Mahfouz must separately come to terms with their historical situation, preparing for a future shaped by forces they struggle to understand.
Friday, November 14th 7:00 PM
Conundrum and Koyama present: Elisabeth Belliveau and Walter Scott Launch One Year in America and Wendy
Join us for this exciting double launch from two of the best Canadian comics presses!
Elisabeth Belliveau will launch her first graphic novel, ONE YEAR IN AMERICA. Walter Scott will launch WENDY, which collects his ragingly popular Wendy comic strips!
About ONE YEAR IN AMERICA:
The first graphic novel from popular zinester...
Belliveau’s first graphic novel begins with a loss of innocence over ice skater Katarina Witt’s fall from grace by posing in Playboy. It is told through both drawings and email text between friends. The story jumps between Canada and the United States and travels abroad navigating life after art school, marriage and divorce. It is a post-modern coming of age story which quite literally crosses boundaries.
Wendy is trendy, and has dreams of art stardom — but our young urban protagonist is perpetually derailed by the temptations of punk music, drugs, alcohol, parties, and boys. Hegemonies and hearts are broken in this droll and iconoclastic look at the worlds of art and twentysomethings.
Saturday, November 15th 7:00 PM
mRb Fall Launch Party
Join us to celebrate the fall issue of the Montreal Review of Books!
Bill Brownstein, who helped finish John Dunning's You're Not Dead Until You're Forgotten (MQUP)
Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind (Allen Lane)
Kim Thùy, author of Mãn (Random House)
Wednesday, November 19th 7:00 PM
A book signing and Q&A with Lauren Wilson, author of The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse
THE ART OF EATING THROUGH THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 75 recipes from “No Knead To Panic Bread” and “Apocalypse Soup for the Survivor’s Soul” to “Pasta Aglio e Oh No!,” “Down and Out Sauerkraut,” and “Twinkie Trifle”), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal.
The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising.
Thursday, November 20th 7:00 PM
An Evening with the Internet Underground: Molly Sauter & Gabriella Coleman double launch
How has the internet underground changed politics online and in the world at large? Who is Anonymous? What is a DDoS? Can civil disobedience find a home on the internet? Coleman and Sauter will discuss these questions and more as they read from and talk about their new books, Hacker Hoaxer Whistleblower Spy and The Coming Swarm.
Books will be for sale. There will be a signing and reception after the event.
Friday, November 21st 7:00 PM
Metatron Phase 2 Launch
Join us for the launch of five new Metatron titles:
A Work No One Told You About, a book of poetry by Olivia Wood
A Little Death Around the Heart, a book of poetry by Marie Darsigny
Something Happened To Me, a book of poetry by Julian Flavin
Human Toilet, a book of poetry by Jason Harvey
Limes, a novel by Jasper Baydala
Enjoy readings from Olivia Wood, Marie Darsigny and Julian Flavin, with projected videos by Jason Harvey and Jasper Baydala.
Hosted by Ashley Opheim and Guillaume Morissette.
Thursday, November 27th 7:00 PM
Soirée de lecture avec les éditions Pow Pow
Joignez-vous à nous pour une soirée de lecture avec des bédéistes de la maison d'édition Pow Pow! Il y aura aussi une scéance de dédicace!
Chroniques du Centre-Sud (Richard Suicide)
23 h 72 (Blonk)
Les cousines vampires (Cathon and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau)
Dessins (Pascal Girard)
Mile End (Michel Hellman)
Les deuxièmes (Zviane)
Friday, November 28th 7:00 PM
Book Launch: Peter Dubé's Beginning with the Mirror
Join us for the launch of Peter Dubé's Beginning with the Mirror! The evening will be hosted by Chrisopher DiRaddo. Books will be available for buying and signing, along with refreshments. Free and open to all.
About the book:
Jean Genet stated: "Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity." A few strange facts within this book, the latest collection by Shirley Jackson award finalist, Peter Dubé, are: the heat within a boy or a man can be muscular, be with purpose, be all consuming; mobs become consuming entities, shifting and hungry and with no humane intention despite being once composed of humanity; poets and actresses and students are words and words have power and resonance and walk on two legs and sometimes soar but more often haunt; and we can never forget that memories batter and wound, their shape defined like a blade or reflective like a silver-backed mirror. Dubé's short stories are eerie and fantastical and chip away at the known world until there are wide cracks that reveal many a strange fact to all of us at once.
Saturday, November 29th 5:00 PM
Sarah Lazarovic and Benjamin Errett
From 5-7 PM artist Sarah Lazarovic will draw what you covet. Anyone is welcome to stop by for a short covet counseling session, in which Lazarovic will paint a portrait of something you want so that you won’t want to buy it.
7-9 PM Sarah Lazarovic and Benjamin Errett will chat with Montreal author, Mireille Silcoff.
Thursday, December 4th 7:00 PM
The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today: Book Launch, Presentation, Q&A
The Idea of the Avant Garde, edited by Montreal author and cultural theorist Marc James Léger, brings together 50 intellectuals and artists from different generations of practice - 60s and 70s neo-avant-gardes, 80s and 90s postmodernists and 2000s activists - to reflect on the significance of the avant garde idea in a world of creative industries, precarious labour and neoliberal austerity. The book is conceived as a bridge between contemporary activist art and the various forms of critical autonomy that are part of the legacies of radical art. Tracing diverse genealogies and trajectories, the book offers a forum of ideas that covers different arts fields, from visual art, art activism, photography, film and architecture, to literature, theatre, performance, intermedia and music.
A 30 minute presentation by Marc James Léger will be followed by a Q&A. The launch event is free and open to the public.