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March 2018

Thursday March 1, 2018
Poetry reading: Catriona Strang and Clea Roberts at SFU in Burnaby, BC

Tuesday March 6, 2018
Rowers Reading Series featuring Garry Thomas Morse in Toronto, ON

Wednesday March 7, 2018
Poetry reading: Mercedes Eng in Kelowna, BC

Friday March 16, 2018
Poetry reading: Garry Thomas Morse and Michael Boughn in Buffalo, NY

Tuesday March 20, 2018
VERSEfest Ottawa, with Steve McCaffery and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Friday March 30, 2018
Poetry reading: Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jónína Kirton, and Danny Ramadan in Vancouver, BC

April 2018

Thursday April 5, 2018
Poetry readings: Jordan Abel on Vancouver Island

Friday April 6, 2018
Play: “Balconville” at the Hudson Players Club (Hudson, QC)

Tuesday April 10, 2018
Poetry reading: Garry Thomas Morse at the Art Bar Reading Series in Toronto

Thursday April 12, 2018
Sachiko Murakami at grit LIT in Hamilton, ON

Thursday April 12, 2018
Play: “Nine Dragons” in Richmond, BC

Thursday April 19, 2018
Launch Party: Gap Riot Press and 'Checking In' by Adeena Karasick

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Play: “Gracie” in Ottawa, ON

Sunday April 29, 2018
Play: "Gracie" in London, UK

May 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018
Poetry reading: Jordan Abel, Amaranth Borsuk, and Sarah Dowling

June 2018

Friday June 15, 2018
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2018
Poetry reading: Catriona Strang and Clea Roberts at SFU in Burnaby, BC
[poster for March 1, 2018 poetry reading at SFU]

Catriona Strang and Clea Roberts read from their latest collections.

Thursday, March 1
12:30 PM
Special Collections & Rare Books
(7100 on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library=)
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia

Readings will be followed by refreshments and a question period. Free!



Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018
Rowers Reading Series featuring Garry Thomas Morse in Toronto, ON

Marvelous March 6 reading
March 6th, 2018
Glad Day Book Shop (499 Church Street)
Garry Thomas Morse will read from his new book of poetry, Safety Sand

Join the Rowers team on March 6 for a marvellous March evening of poetry and prose featuring Maryam Manteghi, Garry Thomas Morse, Jim Roberts, Dane Swan.

Note: start time is 7pm. Readings begin at 7:15pm. Glad Day Bookshop’s entrance is wheelchair accessible. The washroom is partially accessible. The nearest TTC subway station is Wellesley and street parking is available.

Please do check this website our Facebook page to confirm each reading.

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018
Poetry reading: Mercedes Eng in Kelowna, BC

Mercedes Eng reads from Prison Industrial Complex Explodes.

Wednesday, March 7
5–6:30 PM
Mosaic Books
411 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia

Find Mosaic Books online and on Facebook.



Posted: Friday March 16, 2018
Poetry reading: Garry Thomas Morse and Michael Boughn in Buffalo, NY
[poster for poetry reading on March 16, 2018]

Poetry reading, featuring Garry Thomas Morse and Michael Boughn

Friday, March 16
7 PM
The Second Reader Bookshop
1421 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York



Posted: Tuesday March 20, 2018
VERSEfest Ottawa, with Steve McCaffery and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Talon authors Steve McCaffery and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine will feature at Ottawa’s VERSEfest this year! See versefest.ca.



Posted: Friday March 30, 2018
Poetry reading: Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jónína Kirton, and Danny Ramadan in Vancouver, BC

Dominion Reading Series #13
Hosted by the International Centre of Arts and Technology

New space, New Year! Join us in the Sun Wah Building at 268 Keefer Street in Chinatown. We are very excited to welcome our first writers into the space: Chimedum Ohaegbu, Jónína Kirton, and Danny Ramadan!

Friday, March 30
7:30–10:30 PM
International Centre of Arts and Technology
413 – 268 Keefer Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Also find this event listed on Facebook, with more details.



Posted: Thursday April 5, 2018
Poetry readings: Jordan Abel on Vancouver Island

North Island College presents award-winning poet Jordan Abel for readings in Comox Valley and Port Alberni:

Thursday, April 5
7 PM
Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC’s Comox Valley campus
Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Friday, April 6
7 PM
Room S-108, NIC’s Port Alberni campus
Vancouver Island, British Columbia

More info here.



Posted: Friday April 6, 2018
Play: “Balconville” at the Hudson Players Club (Hudson, QC)

The Hudson Players Club presents Balconville.

April 6–16, 2018
Hudson Village Theatre (28 Wharf St.)

For tickets, call 438-923-6828 or visit www.hudsonplayersclub.ca. Also see the Montreal Gazette for more info.



Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2018
Poetry reading: Garry Thomas Morse at the Art Bar Reading Series in Toronto

The Art Bar Reading Series features Garry Thomas Morse, Ned Baeck, and Carol Barbour.

Tuesday, April 10
8–10:30 PM
Free Times Café
320 College Street (at Spadina)
Toronto, Ontario

$5 at the door

More info here.



Posted: Thursday April 12, 2018
Sachiko Murakami at grit LIT in Hamilton, ON

Poet Sachiko Murakami will appear at this year’s grit LIT, Hamilton’s annual literary festival.

Full line-up and program will be announced on February 18.

April 12–15, 2018
Hamilton Plaza
Hamilton, Ontario

Also see gritlit.ca.



Posted: Thursday April 12, 2018
Play: “Nine Dragons” in Richmond, BC

Jovanni Sy’s latest play, Nine Dragons, is on stage!

April 12–21, 2018
Gateway Theatre (Mainstage)
Richmond, British Columbia

For tickets and more info, see the Gateway Theatre website.



Posted: Thursday April 19, 2018
Launch Party: Gap Riot Press and 'Checking In' by Adeena Karasick

April 19th, 2018
bill bissett and Adeena Karasick
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA

On April 19th come to a location TBA for a unique double-launch event.
Adeena Karasick will be launching her new book of poetry, Checking In .

This is also Gap Riot Press ‘s inaugural launch event!
Founded by Kate Siklosi ,Gap Riot Press publishes experimental, visual, innovative, and genre-blurring work by primarily Canadian poets that push the limits of poetry.



Posted: Tuesday April 24, 2018
Play: “Gracie” in Ottawa, ON

Gracie by Joan MacLeod is on stage in the nation’s capital.

April 24–May 13, 2018
Great Canadian Theatre Company
1233 Wellington St. W
Ottawa, Ontario

About the play: Gracie’s world is full of faith and family, but as a fifteen year-old in a polygamous community, she feels increasing pressure to conform. With deep empathy and compassion, the playwright takes us into young Gracie’s world, where we discover what it’s like to grow up in an atypical environment.

For tickets and more info, visit the GCTC website.



Posted: Sunday April 29, 2018
Play: "Gracie" in London, UK

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays
29, 30 April, 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 May 2018

“God doesn’t talk to girls. But He listens. I pray for God to tell Mr. Shelby to find me a husband who’s sweet and kind and not too old.”

Gracie was born into a polygamous religious community, and brought across the US border to Canada at the age of eight, when her mother became the eighteenth wife of an elder there. A lively and irrepressible child, her world is full of faith and family, but by the time she is fifteen, and at marriageable age, she feels increasing pressure to conform…but will she ever dare to take the leap and step into the outside world? 


A gripping and tender story about growing up in a religious cult by Joan MacLeod, winner of Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Governor General’s Award.

This play is a work of fiction, inspired by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) communities in Canada and the U.S. Gracie, and all other characters and the events mentioned in the play, are works of fiction as well.

More information here



Posted: Wednesday May 9, 2018
Poetry reading: Jordan Abel, Amaranth Borsuk, and Sarah Dowling

May 9
7 p.m.
Open Books, Wallingford
Seattle, Washington

All ages welcome. More info here.



Posted: Friday June 15, 2018
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal

Centaur Theatre will host the much-anticipated remount of Tableau D’Hôte’s production of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna, which swept the METAs in 2015. Eloi ArchamBaudoin and Davide Chiazzese will reprise their roles as the trans heroine and her gone-to-seed biker boyfriend.

May 15–June 6, 2018
Centaur Theatre
Montreal, Quebec

Info and tickets available here.



Studies in Description cover Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon

“Argument is to me the air I breathe”

By Carl Peters

On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)

The World Afloat cover Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Our Spiritual Lives

Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!


Our Spiritual Lives

We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon

A new cover for Drew Hayden Taylor’s play, In a World Created by a Drunken God

A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …

[cover of From Oral to Written] Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Read an excerpt: From Oral to Written

By Tomson Highway

From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.

Current Catalogue

[image: Talonbooks 2018 Spring catalogue]

CURRENT FRONT LIST


 
[Checking In cover]
Checking In

Adeena Karasick
Poetry

[Duets cover]
Duets

Edward Byrne
Poetry

[Finding Mr. Wong cover]
Finding Mr. Wong

Susan Crean
Non-Fiction

[Gracie cover]
Gracie

Joan MacLeod
Introduction by Marita Dachsel
Drama

[King Arthur's Night and Peter Panties cover]
King Arthur’s Night and Peter Panties

Niall McNeil & Marcus Youssef
Introduction by Al Etmanski
Drama

[Kuei, My Friend cover]
Kuei, My Friend

Deni Ellis Béchard & Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Translated by Deni Ellis Béchard & Howard Scott
Non-Fiction

[Nine Dragons cover]
Nine Dragons

Jovanni Sy
Drama

[Safety Sand cover]
Safety Sand

Garry Thomas Morse
Poetry

[Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever cover]
Talker’s Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever

Marie Clements & Nelson Gray
Drama

[The Cure for Death by Lightning cover]
The Cure for Death by Lightning

Daryl Cloran
Drama

[The Eyelash and the Monochrome and Other Poems cover]
The Eyelash and the Monochrome

Tiziana La Melia
Poetry

[The Green Chamber cover]
The Green Chamber

Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel
Fiction


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