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Thursday, March 30th 7:00 PM
Emily Schultz launches Men Walking On Water with Neil Smith
Joyland co-founder, and author of The Blondes, Emily Schultz brings her new novel, Men Walking on Water (Knopf), to Montreal. She's joined by Neil Smith, author of the acclaimed novel, Boo (Vintage). Together, they'll read and talk about translations, booze, and the afterlife.
Emily Schultz is the co-founder of Joyland Magazine, host of the podcast Truth & Fiction, and creator of the blog Spending the Stephen King Money. Schultz’s novel, The Blondes, was released in the U.S. with St. Martin’s Press and in Canada with Doubleday, as well as in French translation by Editons Alto. It was named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR and Kirkus. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Bustle, Vice, The Walrus, Black Warrior Review, Hazlitt, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Brooklyn. http://www.emilyschultz.com/
Neil Smith is a writer and translator from Montreal. He’ll read from a novel in progress called The Last of the Orangutans. His previous novel, Boo, was published in seven languages, won the Hugh MacLennan Prize and the Prix de la Biennale littéraire, and was nominated for the Alex Award, a Sunburst Award, and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award. His story collection Bang Crunch won the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Prize. As a translator, he was recently a finalist for a Governor General’s Award.
Friday, March 31st 7:00 PM
John Keene presents Counternarratives
Join highly-acclaimed author John Keene on Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm for a presentation on Counternarratives. Kenne’s collection of “hidden stories,” Counternarratives received, among others, a 2016 American Book Award and a 2016 Lannan Literary Award in fiction.
A former member of the Dark Room Writers Collective of Cambridge and Boston and a Graduate Fellow of Cave Canem, he chairs the African American and African Studies Department and is Associate Professor of English and AAAS at Rutgers University-Newark.
Thursday, April 6th 7:00 PM
Ariela Freedman launches Arabic for Beginners
Join us to celebrate the publication of Montreal author Ariela Freedman’s acclaimed first novel, Arabic for Beginners! Free admission and refreshments will be provided. Come early to get a seat!
ARIELA FREEDMAN was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. Her reviews and poems have appeared in Vallum, carte blanche, The Cincinnati Review and other publications, and she was selected to participate in the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s 2014 Mentorship Program. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia’s Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Arabic for Beginners is her first novel.
“Freedman brilliantly captures the existential and alienated state that mothers of young children inhabit. Freedman's work is reminiscent of Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy.” —Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals
Monday, April 10th 7:00 PM
Official Bookseller: Davis Sedaris at Theatre Maisonneuve
Librairie D+Q are the official booksellers for David Sedaris's event at Theatre Maisonneuve!
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Wednesday, April 12th 7:00 PM
Freemans Magazine Launch
Librarie D+Q welcomes renowned literary critic John Freeman for a discussion of the new anthology Freeman’s: Family with contributors Rawi Hage, Velibor Bozovic, and Aleksandar Hemon.
Wednesday, April 19th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero
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 Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 20th 7:00 PM
Mary Soderstrom Launches Road Through Time
Join us for the launch of Mary Soderstrom's latest book: Road through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move (University of Regina Press, Spring 2017) on Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm.
Monday, April 24th 11:00 AM
Blue Met / Métropolis Bleu Festival: Official bookseller
Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing, and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding.
Wednesday, April 26th 7:00 PM
Reading Across Borders : Home by Leila S. Chudori
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 store staffer Helen Chau Bradley, the book club meetings will happen every two months, and are open to all.
Thursday, May 4th 7:00 PM
Zadie Smith in conversation for Swing Time
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents:
ZADIE SMITH in Conversation for SWING TIME!
Where: Rialto Theatre, 5723 Av du Parc, Montréal
When: Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 7pm
(Presentation in English)
Friday, May 26th 7:00 PM
Jillian Tamaki launches Boundless
Join award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) for the launch of her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.
At once fantastical and realist, Boundless explores the intersection (and overlap) between the virtual and IRL worlds. From Jenny, who becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself; to Helen, who finds her clothes growing baggy and her shoes looser as she shrinks away to nothingness, these evocative, strange, and magical stories showcase Tamaki’s skill as an artist and storyteller.