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May 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Prague, Czech Republic

Sunday May 27, 2018
Asian Heritage Month: Coming Together, Indigenous and Indian Classical Cultures

Tuesday May 29, 2018
Read Local BC Presents Poetic Frequency

June 2018

Monday June 4, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Prague, Czech Republic

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

Thursday June 28, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Montreal

Thursday June 28, 2018
bill bissett and Adeena Karasick read at the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal

Saturday June 30, 2018
Poetry reading: Adeena Karasick in New Brunswick

September 2018

Wednesday September 19, 2018
Play: "Mom's the Word" in Saskatoon

March 2019

Tuesday March 19, 2019
Play: “The Shoplifters” in Montreal

Wednesday March 27, 2019
Play: "Empire of the Son" in Saskatoon

April 2019

Thursday April 25, 2019
Play: “Empire of the Son” in Kamloops
Posted: Saturday May 26, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Prague, Czech Republic

Adeena Karasick will be reading from Checking In for the Re-Sensing Dissent:
Checking In and the Language of Re/evolution Manufacturing Dissent.

Saturday, May 26
4 PM
Venuse Ve Svehlovce
Slavikova 22
Prague, Czech Republic



Posted: Sunday May 27, 2018
Asian Heritage Month: Coming Together, Indigenous and Indian Classical Cultures

You are cordially invited to the Asian Heritage Month: Coming Together, Indigenous and Indian Classical Cultures.

Indian classical dancer Koyali Burman and Cree poet Wanda John-Kehewin present a unique blending of Indian and Indigenous culture, highlighting elements of the Medicine Wheel

Date & Time: Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.

Location: Alice MacKay Room, Central Library

350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

The event hosted in partnership with World Poetry Canada, International, explorASIAN and Vancouver Central Library.

Hosted by: Ariadne Sawyer & First Nations Youth Director World Poetry Canada International.

The initiative conceived and launched by Koyali Burman.

We would appreciate your presence in the event. We are excited to see you in the venue!

For more program information contact bkoyali@yahoo.com or ariadnes@uniserve.com.



Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2018
Read Local BC Presents Poetic Frequency

Poetic Frequency • Read Local BC | Surrey
May 29 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Surrey Public Library, City Centre, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC V3T 4C3 Canada + Google Map
Free

Join Read Local BC for an insightful and engaging evening of poetry considering our place in the world, how we engage with society, and our effect on the natural world.

Three BC poets—Kate Braid (Elemental), Mercedes Eng (Prison Industrial Complex Explodes), and Cornelia Hoogland (Trailer Park Elegy)—will be hosted by Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Readings begin at 6:45 p.m.
Books available for sale
Free to attend

Surrey City Centre Library, Room 120
10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8

More information available here



Posted: Monday June 4, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Prague, Czech Republic

Adeena Karasick will be reading from Checking In for the Alchemy Reading Series in Prague.

Monday, June 4
7:30 PM
Clubovna Zazemi
Bartolomĕjská 13
Prague, Czech Republic



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.



Posted: Thursday June 28, 2018
bill bissett and Adeena Karasick read at the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal
[banner for Atwater Poetry Project, June 28 2018]

The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans. Readings usually take place in the Atwater Library’s auditorium on our top floor. Click here for directions to our building and here for accessibility information (compliments of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, a longtime tenant). There is often a question-and-answer period following the readings. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Thursday, June 28: Readings by bill bissett, Adeena Karasick, and Catherine Kidd

More information here.



Posted: Thursday June 28, 2018
Adeena Karasick performs in Montreal

Karasick reads with bill bissett and Catherine Kidd for the Atwater Poetry Project.

Thursday, June 28
7 PM
Bibliothèque et Centre d’informatique Atwater / Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Ave.
Montreal



Posted: Saturday June 30, 2018
Poetry reading: Adeena Karasick in New Brunswick

Adeena Karasick reads from her new book, Checking In.

Saturday, June 30
Time TBA
Café Lotus Bleu
52 Chemin Canada
Edmunston, New Brunswick



Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2018
Play: "Mom's the Word" in Saskatoon

PERSEPHONE THEATRE . 2018-2019 SEASON

MAIN STAGE:

MOM’S THE WORD 3
NEST 1⁄2 EMPTY

By Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams
A Vancouver Arts Club Production
September 19–October 3, 2018
The creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series presents a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show is both hysterical and deeply touching.
“Mom’s the Word 3 captivates with its heart, humour, and honesty” – Georgia Straight



Posted: Tuesday March 19, 2019
Play: “The Shoplifters” in Montreal

Written & Directed by Morris Panych
With Ellen David, Laurent McCuaig-Pitre, Marie-Ève Perron & Michel Perron

March 19 to April 7, 2019
at the Centaur Theatre
Montreal, Quebec



Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2019
Play: "Empire of the Son" in Saskatoon

EMPIRE OF THE SON at the Persephone theatre .

A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Produced by Donna Yamamoto

March 27 – April 10, 2019

As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them reveled in communicating with millions of their listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akira’s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understand: a microphone. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his father’s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, and paints an intimate portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express.



Posted: Thursday April 25, 2019
Play: “Empire of the Son” in Kamloops

Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production

April 25 – May 4, 2019
Pavilion Theatre
Kamloops, British Columbia

A funny and poignant one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express.

“A celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary”—Ottawa Citizen

More information available from Western Canada Theatre.



Thursday March 8, 2018 in Meta-Talon

Book Recs for International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.

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 …

Current Catalogue

[image: Talonbooks 2018 Spring catalogue]

CURRENT FRONT LIST


 

1 Hour Photo

Tetsuro Shigematsu
Drama


Almost Islands

Stephen Collis
Non-Fiction


beholden

Fred Wah & Rita Wong
Poetry

[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


Flow

Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden
Poetry

[Gracie cover]
Gracie

Joan MacLeod
Introduction by Marita Dachsel
Drama


He Speaks Volumes

Rebecca Wigod
Non-Fiction

[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

[Mercenary English – 3rd edition cover]
Mercenary English – 3rd edition

Mercedes Eng
Frontlist

[Nine Dragons cover]
Nine Dragons

Jovanni Sy
Drama

[Safety Sand cover]
Safety Sand

Garry Thomas Morse
Poetry


Seven Sacred Truths

Wanda John-Kehewin
Poetry


Sir John A.

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama

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

Marie Clements & Nelson Gray
Drama


Thanks for Giving

Kevin Loring
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


The Mystery Play

Josh MacDonald
Drama


Treaty 6 Deixis

Christine Stewart
Poetry


White

Deni Ellis Béchard
Fiction


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