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February 2016

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Jordan Abel at the KPU Reading Series in Surrey, BC

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Play: “Winners and Losers” in Vancouver

Saturday February 20, 2016
Acting Workshop with Kim Collier

Sunday February 21, 2016
Poetry reading featuring Phinder Dulai, Toronto

Friday February 26, 2016
Play: “Salt Water Moon” at the Factory Theatre, Toronto

March 2016

Wednesday March 2, 2016
Play: Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-Soeurs in Saskatoon

Wednesday March 9, 2016
Twisted Poets Literary Salon, featuring Cecily Nicholson, Vancouver, BC

Thursday March 10, 2016
Play: Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, translated by David French, in Mississauga, ON

Thursday March 17, 2016
Jordan Abel reads at Off the Page at Concordia, Montreal, QC

Thursday March 17, 2016
Play: “Seeds” in St. John, NB

Friday March 18, 2016
Reading: M.A.C. Farrant at WordsThaw, University of Victoria

Saturday March 19, 2016
Play: “Seeds” in Fredericton, NB

Monday March 21, 2016
Jordan Abel visits the University of Windsor

Friday March 25, 2016
Poetry reading: Adeena Karasick and Paul Tran, NYC

Sunday March 27, 2016
Play: “A Line in the Sand” at the Factory Theatre, Toronto

April 2016

Friday April 1, 2016
Play: “Dead Metaphor” at the Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

Thursday April 7, 2016
Play: “The Valley” by Joan MacLeod, Vancouver

Saturday April 9, 2016
Jordan Abel at the Buffalo Poetics Conference in Buffalo, NY

Saturday April 16, 2016
North Shore Writers’ Festival in North Vancouver, BC

Tuesday April 19, 2016
Jordan Abel at the Art Bar in Toronto, ON

Wednesday April 20, 2016
Jordan Abel at the Poetry London reading series in London, ON

July 2016

Thursday July 14, 2016
Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2016​
Posted: Monday July 16, 2012
Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure - The Third Mind

Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure are set to release their all new album “The Piano Poems – Live From San Francisco” on Oglio Records August 14th, 2012.

This video clip from the Oglio Home Video release “The Third Mind” gives a short history of these two great artists and their collaboration.

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Thursday January 21, 2016 in Meta-Talon

Introduce yourself to Scree

Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems of Fred Wah, 1962–1991 was published last fall to much warm acclaim. Scree gathers in one volume 13 rare or out-of-print books of poetry by Fred Wah, allowing readers to (re)discover the groundbreaking work of this recent Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. Today on Meta-Talon, learn more about Wah’s work by reading extracts from the introduction to Scree (pages 1–13).

Monday January 11, 2016 in Meta-Talon

The Capilano Review revisits Roy Kiyooka’s Pacific Windows

The newly revived (thank goodness!) Capilano Review has published a web folio revisiting Roy Kiyooka’s Pacific Windows, which was published by Talonbooks in 1997. Have a look:

ti-TCR number 12 | spring 2015: Revisiting Roy Kiyooka’s Pacific Windows

Monday December 21, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Jesus Loves Me But He Can’t Stand You (A Miniature Story for Christmas)

By M.A.C. Farrant

Happy Christmas week! Today on Meta-Talon we share a seasonal short story from M.A.C. Farrant’s book The Breakdown So Far (2007), which is available from Talon for $17.95.

Thursday December 10, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Read a scene from Cerulean Blue by Drew Hayden Taylor

Cerulean Blue is a comedic play by Drew Hayden Taylor – who else? – about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. This play is an homage to fast-moving farces while also addressing Aboriginal issues, and it’s original blues soundtrack (score by Andrew Clemens) and large ensemble cast make it one heck of a performance! Today on Meta-Talon, read parts of Scene Four of Cerulean Blue.

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Ebooks (Full List)


[Human Tissue cover]
Human Tissue

Weyman Chan

[Injun cover]

Jordan Abel

Inside the Seed

Jason Patrick Rothery

[Mend the Living cover image]
Mend the Living

Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Pound @ Guantánamo

Clint Burnham

[Price Paid cover]
Price Paid

Bev Sellars

[Running on Fumes cover]
Running on Fumes

Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel


Fred Wah
Edited by Jeff Derksen
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

[Sextet cover image]

Morris Panych

Studies in Description cover
Studies in Description

Carl Peters

[th book cover]
th book

bill bissett

[The Watershed cover]
The Watershed

Annabel Soutar

[We the Family cover]
We the Family

George F. Walker
Introduction by Chris Johnson

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