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Louise Penny Walking Tour | HUK Canada

We've been tardy at posting lately, readers! Our apologies. It's been a whirlwind week here at the Canadian Manda Group headquarters. We have just finished part one of our bi-annual sales conference and it was INCREDIBLE. There are so many fantastic titles releasing in the next couple of months that it would literally take days to gush about them all. But don't fret; we will be blogging about new fall releases in the coming weeks! For now, we wanted to let you know about an amazing walking tour taking place in Quebec City, QC for the best-selling mystery novel BURY YOUR DEAD (9780751547504) by Louise Penny. This two-hour walking tour follows the trail of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates the murder of a local amateur archeologist, whose body was found in the cellar of the Québec Literary and Historical Society.

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The Bury Your Dead Tour starts in June at the Quebec Tourist Information Centre (12, Sainte-Anne Street). It stops at the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Literary and Historical Society (Morrin Centre) and the Petit Coin Latin restaurant where participants enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a slice of sugar pie. It then goes to the Jeanne d'Arc Garden through the Plains of Abraham, ending at the Montcalm monument, on Grande Allée Street.

Louise Penny Walking Tour

Listen to Louise on CBC Radio as she talks about the tour based on her mystery hero. Tour guide Marie Legroulx joins in: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/Radio+Noon+Montreal/ID/2379674063/. 

For more details visit website: http://www.toursvoirquebec.com/en/old-quebec-tours/bury-your-dead.

Atlantic Book Award Nominees

Atlantic AwardWe are thrilled to announce that we have SEVEN authors shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award!

Tightrope author Keir Lowther, The Porcupine's Quill author Nicole Dixon and Breakwater Books author Lesleyanne Ryan have been shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. This award, presented for the first time in 2003 with a value of $1,500, recognizes the best first book of fiction or non-fiction published in the previous year by an Atlantic writer.

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DirtyBirdCropRGB1-197x300Dirty Bird By Keir Lowther 9781926639529 Publisher: Tightrope Books

CBC Literary Award finalist Keir Lowther makes his debut with a novel that revolves around loved ones dead and alive, family or otherwise that haunts the modern psyche of one young boy, trapped in the grotesque world that surrounds him. Written in a creepy, deadpan, dark spiritual tone that will light a powder keg in the lukewarm waters of Canadian fiction. Dirty Bird is a family dystopia saga of anxiety and misplaced love, carved out in the spirit of spooky tradition of writers such as Tony Burgess, Joey Comeau and Lisa Foad.

hwm-finalHigh-Water Mark By Nicole Dixon 9780889843561 Publisher:  The Porcupine’s Quill

High-Water Mark is Bronwen Wallace Award–winner Nicole Dixon’s smart and sexy debut. These ten tightly written stories, touched with humour, focus on characters pursuing romantic and professional desires, and encountering and recovering from betrayal and heartbreak. A young woman and her partner discover that both going back to the land and raising a newborn are more difficult – and fraught with more unexpected dangers – than life in the city. A woman becomes sexually obsessed with a female friend after a six-year relationship ends. The east/west Toronto divide is just one conflict that arises among the three members of an all-female band. As the women in High-Water Mark run away and return, try love and sex, move from city to country, they are always challenged and changed. Dixon’s perceptive, witty, no-nonsense collection authentically captures the voices of women in a way rarely found in mainstream fiction.

Bracoviewpic2.php By Lesleyanne Ryan 9781550813340 Publisher: Breakwater Book

Winner of the 2011 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Lesleyanne Ryan’s debut novel, Braco, takes place over the five days following the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. The narrative follows the perspectives of Bosnian civilians, UN Peacekeepers, Serbian and Bosnian soldiers, as well as a Canadian photojournalist. A retired veteran and former Bosnian Peacekeeper, Ryan vividly captures the visceral tension and horror of Bosnian refugees fleeing Srebrenica, the ensuing massacre of Bosnian men, and the inability of the Dutch peacekeepers to protect them. The award judges acclaimed the debut novel as a “compelling, captivating, and fast-paced novel, from its vivid and intriguing prologue set in Srebrenica to an ending that fits, if not satisfies.”

 

Creative Book Publishing author Mike Heffernan and Breakwater Books author Joan Sullivan have been shortlisted for the Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction and ECW Press author George Murray and Vehicule Press author Mark Callanan have been shortlisted for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award.  These two awards are a part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards which carry the distinguished patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories By Mike Heffernan 9781897174968 Publisher: Creative Book Publishing

The first St. John’s taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. John’s. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundland’s working class while presenting St. John’s from the front seat of a taxi cab. It will explore the working lives of its subjects, as well as their thoughts and feelings about their choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society utilizes their services, from the social elite to the social obsolete: businessmen, drug pushers, prostitutes and forlorn lovers. They are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. They are trained listeners to troubled people, as well as cheerleaders and goodwill ambassadors. Individuals will emerge, as well as equally unique understandings of their working lives. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams.

In the Fieviewpic2.phpld By Joan Sullivan 9781550813913 Publisher: Breakwater Books

Freelance writer and playwright Joan Sullivan’s book In the Field is a work of non-fiction that tells the story of one young Newfoundlander soldier, Stephen Norris, lost in WWI, and how his death affected his family, his community, and, decades later, an entirely new generation. In 2004, a high school theatre class creates a musical about the Newfoundland Regiment. After pulling off a big production, teachers, students, and parents venture out on an overnight camping trip to Three Arm, where they find the remains of Stephen Norris’s boat. In the Field captures the haunting and profound experiences of adventure and homecoming.

Whiteout9781770410879 By George Murray 9781770410879 Publisher: ECW Press

Poetry that explores how accidental voyeurism can force reconsideration and reconciliation. White⋅out: n. a surface condition … in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot be seen, and only dark objects are discernible … Whiteout: when the heavy weather of daily life establishes the measure of the measureless; when the predatory nature of the accidental conjures cowboys and the comatose; when the sickly sweet pop of life underfoot contrasts the televised image, shrinking to a pinprick. Whiteout: calques and towers, twin polar storms, falling, burning. Whiteout: “a book of white nothing.”  George Murray’s sixth collection has been a decade in the making. At once taut, tender and terrifying, haunted and haunting, Whiteout shatters convention in the collision of order and rage, formlessness and hard-won serenity.

Gift Horse483 By Mark Callanan 9781550653229 Publisher: Vehicule Press

Gift Horse, Mark Callanan’s second full-length collection of poetry, was largely written following a near-fatal medical emergency in 2007. The poems offer up the story of a young man whose gratitude at being alive is undercut by Lazarus-like confusion and ambivalence. Brandishing a newly acute sense of mortality, Callanan emerges as an Atlantic flâneur stalked by terrifying sea legends, death-steeped domesticity (where even supermarket lobsters “weigh in against oblivion”) and the extinct Newfoundland Wolf. Understated, sinister and unsettling, Gift Horse is a work of considerable craft and vision.

The 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs May 9-16 and the awards will be announced at a special ceremony on the last night of Festival, Thursday, May 16, at 7:00p.m. at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. For more details visit the Atlantic Book Awards website:  http://www.atlanticbookawards.ca/.

Congratulations to all of our nominees!!!

SAM SUTHERLAND: ON TOUR

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SAM SUTHERLAND, author of PERFECT YOUTH: The Birth of Canadian Punk (ECW Press | 9781770410657) is going on tour this March!

March 29th in Hamilton

  • 9pm, 19+, free
  • Casbah Lounge
  • 306 King St. W

In conversation with George Pettit (Alexisonfire) plus live music from Arson

March 30th in Montreal

  • 3pm, all ages, free
  • BBAM! Gallery
  • 3255 Saint-Jacques

In conversation with Ralph Alfonso (Manager, the Diodes / Crash 'n' Burn)

March 30th in Montreal

  • 9pm, 19+, $5
  • L'escogriffe
  • 4467 Saint-Denis

Live music from the Normals and Electric Vomit, plus Chris Barry (222s) spinning classic punk all night

"Perfect Youth is a valuable and accessible addition to the study of punk in general, and to Canada's place within it." - Stephanie Hart, Quill & Quire

"Sutherland has brought the movement together with a clarity and intimacy never achieved before, and for its moments of guilelessness and raw delight, reveals the value of a scene that self-deprecates as often as it’s been dismissed." - Natalie Zina Walschots, The National Post

"Perfect Youth documents the undocumented, the unloved, the unwashed, and the foul-smelling glory of Canadian punk in its embryonic years." - Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

"Sam Sutherland's loving tribute to the True North Strong and Free punk daze explodes through the pages with a riveting blend of old-school insight and 21st Century analysis. Perfect Youth indeed!" - Steven Blush, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore

"A fascinating, necessary story written buoyantly and well, and with a whole lotta vomit." - Dave Bidini, musician and author of Writing Gordon Lightfoot

Guinness World Record broken by ... The Bachelor Sean Lowe!?

KissI'm guessing there were a few battles waging last night in Toronto over the remote control. Regardless of how the score fell in your household, the Leafs game versus The Bachelor outcome probably produced the same results: some questionable calls, a bit of dirty fighting, and quite a few broken hearts. If you're anything like me, tuning in to watch Sean Lowe court 20 girls in an epic Hunger-Games-style mêlée to the dating death is both an embarrassing guilty pleasure you try to hide and the most fun you've had watching television ever; observing a woman try to impress Sean with a flip only to fall flat on her face, watching the Leafs loose 2:1 to the Sabres, and observing a multiple car collision all seem to have a similar - can't look away-macabre fascination. Regardless, this is one admission I will probably never live down at work but that has actually come in handy for it!

That's right folks, Sean Lowe and Lesley Murphy broke the world record for longest onscreen kiss, and I bet my bottom dollar that they will have their own spread in The Guinness Book of World Records 2014! But until then, you can get your world record fix in the new Guinness Book of World Records 2013.

sean_lowe_200x200Though I'd like to say that the kiss happened organically because they had so much chemistry that they simply couldn't disengage for over 3 minutes and 15 seconds, the record breaking smooch was actually staged on a date to The Guinness Book of World Records museum in New York. Following in the footsteps of his father who currently holds the world record for longest road trip taken in the shortest amount of time, Sean can now take his place as the number one kiss-and-tell-Fabio the world over!

 

AGO Event with MID-CENTURY MODERN author Judith Miller

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of fascinating conversation about Judith Miller’s life with antiques and a glimpse into her latest book heralding design from the 1940s to 1960s. Miller’s Mid-Century Modern (Mitchell Beazley, 978-1845336936) is a comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history and one of the hottest design trends of the moment. This invaluable book covers all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the 1940s to 1960s and explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period. The event will take place at the AGO (317 Dundas street W) visit http://artmatters.ca/wp/2012/10/designtalk-judith-miller-and-mid-century-modern-in-shopago/ for more information.

Visiting for IFOA: MARK BILLINGHAM, MONS KALLENTOFT & MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

We here at Manda were all very excited and thankful on Tuesday when Billingham, Robotham & Kallentoft, three exceptional crime & mystery authors, stopped by our office to tell us a bit about themselves and their books. All three made appearances at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors as stops on their North American tours. They happen to be incredibly entertaining! If you made it out to see them you may have been privy to some hilarious anecdotes about getting hate mail from avid Phil Collins fans, writing novels set in frigid climates while beach lounging, and buying your book for $60 dollars in Sweden.

Mark Billingham, a Londoner who gave up a career in stand-up comedy to write thrillers,  read excerpts from his newest novel Rush of Blood (Little, Brown - 9781847444226) on Tuesday. He also participated in a round table talk on violence and realism last night. While you may be familiar with Billingham's best sellers starring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, his most recent book is a departure from the series. He was so inspired by his friends’ bizarre holiday story that he “had to have it." His new novel is a cautionary tale about making friends while on vacation - with a few murders thrown in for good measure.

The round table talk at IFOA also featured crime-writer, Mons Kallentoft, visiting all the way from Sweden. At the festival, he read from the first three books in his award winning Malin Fors series published by Hachette Australia: Midwinter Sacrifice (9781444739930), Summertime Death (9781444721577), and Autumn Killing (9781444721621). Often compared by Swedish media to Stieg Larson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the books feature a strong female detective, Malin Fors, as she investigates murders and kidnappings in the little town of Linköping, Sweden. During his Manda visit, Mons joked that one of the advantages of writing from the perspective of a strong heroine is that women often believe that he may understand them better than their husbands.

Michael Robotham is an australian mystery writer known especially for his terrifying storylines and gripping suspense. He read at Studio Theatre from his most recent novel. In Say You’re Sorry (Sphere - 9781847445254) a clinical psychologist named Joe O’Loughlin convinces the police to reopen a cold case involving the disappearance of two teenage girls when two new dead bodies are uncovered. His new thriller has been praised by the likes of Stephen King and David Baldacci as exceptional. Fortunately Robotham’s so down to earth that his major concern is being "uninvited to dinner parties" by friends who think the  psychotic characters in his novel might reflect something about his own nature. More likely, his friends will be so impressed that invitations will be especially forthcoming!

Manda does Pongapalooza!

Last night Manda Group participated in the first annual Pongapalooza ping pong tournament at Spin Toronto. Hosted by First Book Canada the event featured a silent auction, delicious hors d'oeuvres, celebrity authors to support the teams and lots of ping pong playing! Our team dressed up and had a blast with our author - Christopher Shulgan, and got copies of his book Superdad. Even though we were out of the tournament after the first round, we managed to find a free table to play on and had a great time hanging out!

We even won a trophy for "best dressed team"!

And did we mention the whole thing served a good purpose? The event and all donations were in support of First Book Canada, which works to provide books to children in need.

EVENT ALERT: TORONTO

Event: Dr Sketchy's Toronto: Draw Kiki! 

Venue: The Pilot, 22 Cumberland Street, Toronto 

Date: Saturday, 5th May

Time: 6–7.30pm (doors open for drinks and food from 5.30pm)

Entry: $5

Dr. Sketchy's Toronto presents a very special Anti-Art class as part of Toronto Comic Arts Festival. They've teamed up with graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero and are stepping back in time to 1920s Paris for a special Sketchy's with themed poses, performances and prizes to celebrate the new graphic novel biography of Kiki's life by TCAF featured guests Catel & Bocquet.

Catel & Bocquet – the award-winning French comics creators will be on hand to tell you a little about Kiki's life as the muse of photographer Man Ray and lead the way with the life drawing. In between sketching you'll get a chance to grab a drink and food and take in some great music. 

This isn't about being an amazing artist, as long as you can put pencil to paper and move it around that's good enough for us! Artists of all experience levels can enter to win cool prizes from the publisher SelfMadeHero. Bring your own pens, pencils or try our art supplies, courtesy of Midoco.ca

 So join Dr. Sketchy's for a fun evening of life drawing with one of Toronto's finest burlesque performers, two of France's finest comics creators and North America's newest graphic novel imprint, SelfMadeHero. Arrive early to secure the best tables!_______________________

Dr. Sketchy's Toronto is presented in association with North America's newest graphic novel imprint, SelfMadeHero and Toronto Comic Arts Festival. 

 Founded in 2005 by artist provocateur Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy's has now spread to over 100 cities around the world.

 

MO WILLEMS

On April 7th, at the beautiful YMCA Elm Street Theatre, Mo Willems read from his hilarious and charming new book, THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? (ISBN 9781423151289) to a delighted crowd of librarians, parents, teachers and, of course, giggling children. The event, organized by Mabel's Fables and Small Print Toronto, sold-out in 48hrs! Photos below...

THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? Hyperion Books for Children Publication date: April 3, 2012 ISBN: 9781423151289; CDN $17.50; Ages 2-6

For more tour dates please visit Mo’s website: http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/2012/03/duckling-gets-cookie-tour.html

EVENT ALERT: MO WILLEMS IN TORONTO!

Calling all whippersnappers and munchkins in the Toronto area, have we got an exciting event for you! Bestselling author, illustrator, and animator Mo Willems will be in Toronto on April 7th promoting his new book, THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!?

When: Saturday, April 7th at 11 am

Why: Q&A and Book Signing

Where: YWCA Elm Street Theatre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto

Organized in conjunction with Mabel’s Fables and Small Print Toronto, tickets are free and can be reserved HERE!

Hip Hip Hooray!

 THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? by Mo Willems | Hyperion Books for Children, Publication date: April 3, 2012 | ISBN: 1423151283; US $17.50; Ages 2-6

A Beautiful Book Signing

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a book signing at Teatro Verde, in their gorgeous Yorkville location. Lisa Immordino Vreeland was there, doing media interviews and signing copies of her new book published by Abrams Books - Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (ISBN 9780810997431). The book is about the legendary fashion icon who worked at magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue — defining "allure" for females of her time. In addition to meeting Vreeland (and getting a book signed!), I got to watch Jeanne Beker interview her! It was such an honour to meet both of these strong women and see them interact.

Teatro Verde was the perfect spot to have this event, as they were able to pull up some comfortable chairs and set up a great environment for the signing. Their displays of the book, and all product in the store, is truly unique.

Here's Ellen, Teatro Verde's rep chatting with Vreeland:

Revenge of the Nerds!

Michael Buckley, bestselling children's author of The Sisters Grimm and N.E.R.D.S. books series, delighted young fans in Vancouver last night at a booksigning organized by the fabulous Vancouver Kidsbooks. Parents and children gave Michael their full attention as he waxed comedic about his good friends in the business (AKA Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda books) and other famous folk who have inspired him along the way (Steve Martin was mentioned a couple of times!).

Michael spoke animatedly about some of the interesting jobs he had before becoming an author, such as a P.A. for David Letterman, a circus performer, t.v. screenwriter (he wrote for Nickelodeon!) and stand up comedian.  He decided to become a children's book author when he realized he was really into what other kids were into, like video games and whacky t.v. shows.

When asked about the inspiration for his N.E.R.D.S. series, he explained that it came to him like an epiphany at a high school reunion.  He looked around and suddenly realized all of the kids who were cool in high school grew up ordinary, whereas the nerds (a group to which he admittedly belonged) all flourished to work at really interesting jobs and married to supermodels! His takeaway lesson?  It all gets better kids!  Who wants to peak at 16 anyway?!

Michael Buckley's new book, N.E.R.D.S.: The Cheerleaders of Doom (9781419700248; $16.95) is available now wherever fine children's books are sold.

 

Michael Moore in Vancouver

There wasn't an empty seat in the house and the crowd was bristling with excitement.  The energy was palpable and for good reason, Michael Moore is a superb speaker.  When we weren't laughing out loud as he read from his new book Here Comes Trouble we were nudging one another in agreement as he lamented over the state of politics in America.  There was a moment as he was preparing to change microphones when he asked us to sing a little song while he walked across the stage and the crowd broke out in a slightly off-key, but undeniably proud rendition of Oh, Canada! Rather than change mics he stayed where he was and sang along with us as the clever stage hand changed his background lighting to red.  I get goosebumps all over again just thinking about it! Overall we were a nice, friendly crowd, until the question and answer portion of the evening arrived.  Rather than raise our hands we raised our voices making it frustrating for some people trying to get noticed.  In my opinion, the rough flow of the evening created an authentic experience that I appreciated and found appropriately suited of the rumpled  speaker decked out in sneakers and a hoodie.  It all just seemed to fit.

Another touching moment came when he mentioned a fellow alum from his highschool, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas who played against the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs.  The crowd cheered at the name and Michael stood before us shaking his head in awe.   "Really?" he exclaimed, "You see, this is what makes you so unlike us. Even in defeat, you can recognize and applaud talent."

We think you're swell too Michael. Come back to see us anytime.

LOOK OUT VANCOUVER!

The Vancouver International Writers Festival is hosting Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and best selling author Michael Moore at The Stanley Theatre (2750 Granville Street) on Sunday, September 18th.  Moore will be reading from his new memoirs Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life and signing books to a sold out crowd! Present in said crowd will be myself along with west coasters Iolanda Millar and Jennifer Fyffe (all on our very best behaviour) who will fill you in on the experience next week with pics and maybe even a signed copy giveaway! Unfortunately the show is sold out, however the book is available in bookstores so go get it y'all!  And if you're interested in learning more about Moore and the book, and to hear what the critics are saying, I've made it easy for you by compiling a list of links below.  You're welcome.

New York Times, CBC-Q (Sept 21), Colbert Report, Huff Post Canada, Globe and Mail, USA Today, Washington Post, Newsweek, New York Post

Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life by Michael Moore

ISBN: 9780446532242 / Hardcover, $29.99/ Grand Central Publishing

 

 

Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson Book Cover REVEALED!

One of the biggest event books of the Fall is undoubtedly the collaboration between mega-star Lady Gaga and acclaimed fashion photographer Terry Richardson. And today we can reveal the cover of this sure to be gorgeous and controversial collection.  With over 500 never-before-seen photos taken over a 10 month period, this is the first and only official book to be released by Gaga herself. Get ready little monsters, you’re about to gain unprecedented access to Lady Gaga’s tour and her fascinating private life.

 “I didn’t hold anything back. It’s completely unfiltered. Nothing is staged. Terry can get you to do things and he can capture things that no one can ever capture.” —Lady Gaga, Hollywood Reporter

Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson (ISBN: 9781455513895) drops November 22, 2011 from Grand Central Publishing.

Industry Legend Touring This Fall

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Doug Gibson
author of Stories About Storytellers

Doug Gibson’s new book Stories About Storytellers (ECW, 9781770410688), is described in the July/August 2011 Fall Preview issue of Q&Q as “at once an insider’s take on the politics of Canadian publishing and a literary tour of an important era in Canadian letters from one of the industry’s living legends.” This fall Mr. Gibson is touring across Canada as a one-man show and will entertain crowds with stories about the authors he got to know well in the course of his career as an Editor and Publisher like Pierre Trudeau who lead him (“Run!”) into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them and Alice Munro who credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels.  18 tour dates have already been confirmed including WordFest (Oct.15), Vancouver International Writers Fest (Oct. 18), and International Festival of Authors (Oct. 22). Please email us for more information about bookings!

Dates Confirmed:

Sun. Sept 25th, Toronto ON Word on the Street: Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent Official bookseller: University of Toronto Bookstore   Wed. Oct 12, Winnipeg MB McNally Robinson, Grant Park location   Thurs. Oct 13, Saskatoon SK Saskatoon McNally Robinson

Fri. Oct 14, Edmonton AB LitFest 12noon – 1pm downtown mall 7pm-9pm Main Stage event, Milner Public Library Theatre, signing in lobby Official bookseller, Audrey’s Books

Sat. Oct 15/Sun. Oct.16, Calgary AB WordFest Official bookseller: Pages On Kensington   Tues. Oct 18, Vancouver BC 8.00PM Vancouver International Writers Fest, Improv Centre Bookseller: Kidsbooks   Sat. Oct 22, Toronto ON International Festival of Authors

Sun. Oct 23, Ottawa ON Ottawa International Writers Fest Official bookseller:  David Dolan, tel: 613-222-5490

Thurs. Nov 3, St. Catherine’s ON Brock University Bookseller: Shelley Martin, Brock's bookstore

Wed. Nov 9. Waterloo ON Bookseller: Wordsworth Books

Saturday, November 12, Kingston ON 2pm – 4pm Indigo 259 Princess St, Kingston

Fri Nov 18/Sat Nov 19, Ottawa ON 6pm-7pm Association of Canadian Studies, annual conference   Sun Nov 20, Montreal QC Books & Breakfast Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Tues. Nov 22, Windsor ON University of Windsor bookstore Martin Deck: 519.253.3000 x3726

Wed Nov 23, Sarnia ON 7pm Library Auditorium The Bookkeeper, Susan Chamberlain 519-337-3171

Thurs. Nov 24, London ON 300-seat Wolf Hall at Central Library Official bookseller: Mark Pittman, Oxford Book Shop tel. 519-438-8336   Wed Nov 30, Toronto ON LRC Gardiner Museum Lunch Event Series

Mary di Michele at the Toronto Public Library!

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Mary di Michele
author of The Flower of Youth
 
THE EH LIST AUTHOR SERIES (Toronto Public Library) will host a reading with Mary di Michele author of The Flower of Youth: Pier Paulo Pasolini Poems (Sept, 9781770410480). The reading will take place on Tues 11-Oct, 7pm, at the Toronto Public Library - Runnymede branch, 2178 Bloor Street West. Poet Glen Downie will also be reading at the event from his brand new title, 'Local News'.