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August 2017

Wednesday August 30, 2017
Oana Avasilichioaei reads/performs at DHC/ART / Phi Centre, Montreal

September 2017

Wednesday September 6, 2017
Maylis de Kerangal at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday September 7, 2017
Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women featuring Meredith Quartermain in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Friday September 22, 2017
Sidney Literary Festival, featuring M.A.C. Farrant

October 2017

Tuesday October 3, 2017
Play: “1 Hour Photo” by Tetsuro Shigematsu at the Cultch in Vancouver

Friday October 20, 2017
Honouring Reconciliation Reading Circle: Bev Sellars' They Call Me Number One

Thursday October 26, 2017
Play: "Only Drunks and Children" at the Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON

November 2017

Friday November 3, 2017
Stephen Collis at the Festival of Readers (St. Catharines, ON)

Saturday November 11, 2017
Play: “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth” in Vancouver, BC

January 2018

Tuesday January 16, 2018
Play: Empire of the Son at Alberta Theatre (Alberta, AB

Thursday January 25, 2018
Play: “Jitters” by David French in Vancouver

June 2018

Friday June 15, 2018
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal
Posted: Wednesday August 30, 2017
Oana Avasilichioaei reads/performs at DHC/ART / Phi Centre, Montreal

Dissections: Ed Atkins

August 30, 2017
7 PM
Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre Street, Space D)
Montreal, Quebec

For Dissections: Ed Atkins, DHC/ART Education will showcase contemporary poetry. Authors Oana Avasilichioaei, Renée Gagnon, and Chantal Neveu give readings/performances that resonate with DHC/ART’s current exhibition, “Ed Atkins: Modern Piano Music.” The texts, chosen or written for the occasion, echo Atkins’s treatment of language (one of his primary materials) as well as certain recurring themes in his work. A plurilingual, polyphonic event in French, English, and Romanian.

Also find this event on Facebook.



Posted: Wednesday September 6, 2017
Maylis de Kerangal at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, South Africa

Brought to you by the Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre , Open Book Festival will be presented from 6 to 10 September, once again offering a world-class selection of book launches, panel discussions, workshops, master classes, readings, performances and more. The event, which also includes the popular Comics Fest , #cocreatePoetica, children’s and outreach programmes, takes place at The Fugard Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre and The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Open Book Festival has established itself as one of South Africa’s most innovative and leading book festivals. Last year, nearly 10 000 people attended the Festival’s 125 events featuring 251 authors and it has been shortlisted twice for the London Book Fair Excellence Awards . It is committed to creating a platform to celebrate South African writers, as well as hosting top international authors. The Festival strives to instil an interest in and love of reading among young attendees, while the programme is designed to engage, entertain and inspire conversations among festival goers long after the event.

Author #3
Author: Maylis de Kerangal (France. Attending thanks to the support of IFAS)
Books include: Mend the Living , Birth of a Bridge the novella Tangentevers l’est
Why we’re excited: Mend the Living was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 and won the Wellcome Book Prize 2017.



Posted: Thursday September 7, 2017
Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women featuring Meredith Quartermain in Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Niagara Parks Commission is hosting a Literary Speaker’s series highlighting outstanding Canadian female authors in honour of Canada’s 150th. The theme is Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women and there will be a wine and cheese event.

Meredith Quatermain will read from U Girl .

at the historic Laura Secord Homestead in Niagara on the Lake, Ont.
29 Queenston St, Queenston, ON L0S 1L0

on September 7, 2017



Posted: Friday September 22, 2017
Sidney Literary Festival, featuring M.A.C. Farrant

M.A.C. Farrant will participate in the Sidney Literary Festival this fall!

September 22–24, 2017
Sidney (Vancouver Island), British Columbia



Posted: Tuesday October 3, 2017
Play: “1 Hour Photo” by Tetsuro Shigematsu at the Cultch in Vancouver

Presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

About the play: Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, this is the story of Mas Yamamoto, whose life was swept up by the currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a village on the Fraser, to being imprisoned at a World War II Japanese Canadian internment camp, to guarding the Canadian Arctic against Soviets during the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the colours of our times.

Oct 3–15, 2017
The Cultch – Historic Theatre
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Tickets and info available here.



Posted: Friday October 20, 2017
Honouring Reconciliation Reading Circle: Bev Sellars' They Call Me Number One

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
West Vancouver Memorial Library – WELSH HALL
1950 Marine DrWest Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1J8

In these Reading Circles, we will explore Bev Sellars’ frank and poignant memoir, They Called Me Number One, in which she shares her personal account of her residential school experience and eloquently articulates her own path to healing. Library staff will facilitate each Reading Circle discussion to expand our understanding of local Indigenous history, impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples.

Book Club packages will have a reading guide and an Indigenous history guide of authentic information about local Coast Salish peoples and places.

In order to participate in a Reading Circle, please choose only one of the available sessions.

Seats are limited. Online registration opens Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m.

This Reading Circle opportunity is part of a series of programs and activities that the WVML is offering this fall to honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, facilitate shared learning and promote understanding of our shared history.

For more information, visit or call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.



Posted: Thursday October 26, 2017
Play: "Only Drunks and Children" at the Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON

October 26–November 11, 2017

Please visit the Magnus Theatre website for tickets and more info.



Posted: Friday November 3, 2017
Stephen Collis at the Festival of Readers (St. Catharines, ON)

Save the date
Nov 3-5
is the 2017 Festival of Readers!

The Festival of Readers: St. Catharines is a new, annual event designed to celebrate the love of reading and help to build a literary culture in the Niagara regions.

Talon poet Stephen Collis will be reading at the festival.

More details here

PS
more details to come



Posted: Saturday November 11, 2017
Play: “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth” in Vancouver, BC

Written by Drew Hayden Taylor | A Firehall Arts Centre Production

First produced by the Firehall in the ’90s, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth will make you laugh and cry as Taylor tells a story about the impact of the Sixties Scoop.

November 11–December 2, 2017
Firehall Arts Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

Watch for more details on the Firehall Arts Centre website.



Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2018
Play: Empire of the Son at Alberta Theatre (Alberta, AB

Empire of the Son
by Tetsuro Shigematsu

A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production

Jan. 16 – 28, 2018
at Alberta Theatre Projects

ATP’s entry into the 32nd Annual High Performance Rodeo is a co-presentation with One Yellow Rabbit of a play by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu that has been wowing audiences across Canada. Empire of the Son is a funny and poignant autobiographical one-man show about Shigematsu’s rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his father’s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960’s London, and also uses audio recordings and photographs to paint an intimate family portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express. The show, which has seen sold out runs in other cities, plays from Jan. 16 to 28, 2018.



Posted: Thursday January 25, 2018
Play: “Jitters” by David French in Vancouver

January 25–February 25, 2018
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Vancouver, British Columbia

About the play: Four actors, a director, a playwright, and one grand dream of Broadway-bound success. Anything from a forgotten line to a faulty wig may just make or break their new Canadian play. Can this motley crew set aside their egos and anxieties in order to make it to the big time? Find out in this raucous comedy that celebrates the ups and downs of life in the theatre.

See the Arts Club website for more information.

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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.



Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Buy a Quebec Book Day! August 12

August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!

[cover of The Gorge] Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Listen: Nancy Shaw reads her poems

The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).

[cover of Inspecting Nostalgia] Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon

“The result is not simple”: Two Poems from Inspecting Nostalgia

By R. Kolewe

Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.

In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.

[Once in Blockadia cover] Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon

An excerpt from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands” by Stephen Collis

By Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.

Current Catalogue

[image: Talonbooks 2017 catalogue]

CURRENT FRONT LIST


 

After Class

George F. Walker
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Anima

Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
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Art of Building a Bunker, The

Adam Lazarus & Guillermo Verdecchia
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Daisy

Sean Devine
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Flat Willow Creek

Michael Barnholden
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Forward

Chantal Bilodeau
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[cover of From Oral to Written]
From Oral to Written

Tomson Highway
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full-metal indigiqueer

Joshua Whitehead
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Intertidal

Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook
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Just, The

Albert Camus
Translated by Bobby Theodore
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[cover of Legend]
Legend

Michael Blouin
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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes

Mercedes Eng
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Reveries of a Solitary Biker

Catriona Strang
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Wayside Sang

Cecily Nicholson
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Zora

Philippe Arseneault
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel
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