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July 2015

Tuesday July 7, 2015
Summer Creative Writing Courses at UBC Robson Square

Tuesday July 7, 2015
Play: “The Watershed” in Toronto

Wednesday July 8, 2015
Poetry in the Park with Jónína Kirton, New Westminster

Wednesday July 8, 2015
Garry Thomas Morse at the Chiaroscuro Reading Series in Winnipeg

Monday July 20, 2015
M.A.C. Farrant reads at the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference in Victoria, BC

Monday July 20, 2015
Adeena Karasick Performances in Paris, France

August 2015

Thursday August 6, 2015
Play: US Premiere of “UNITY (1918)” by Kevin Kerr in NYC

Thursday August 13, 2015
“Salomé: Woman of Valor” by Adeena Karasick in NYC

Monday August 17, 2015
Adeena Karasick at the annual KlezKanada Retreat

Monday August 24, 2015
Reading & Signing: Jónína Kirton at McNally-Robinson in Winnipeg

September 2015

Sunday September 27, 2015
Dina and Daniel read from Rom Com at Word Vancouver

October 2015

Thursday October 1, 2015
Play: “The Waiting Room” by Morris Panych & John Mann in Vancouver

Sunday October 4, 2015
Lecture: Adeena Karasick at the Princeton Club in NYC

November 2015

Thursday November 19, 2015
Lecture: Adeena Karasick in Las Vegas

January 2016

Tuesday January 19, 2016
Play: “Seeds” by Annabel Soutar in West Vancouver, BC

February 2016

Thursday February 4, 2016
Play: “The (Post) Mistress” by Tomson Highway, Vancouver

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

March 2016

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

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
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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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Friday July 3, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Jamie Reid: In Memoriam

By Karl Siegler

April 10, 1941–June 25, 2015

Within our generation, one person deserves to be immortalized as a tireless, articulate and unwavering champion of liberty, equality and fraternity; a beacon anchored against the always seductively raging deep of the politically correct: Jamie Reid.

Thursday July 2, 2015 in Meta-Talon

The Capilano Review: Pacific Poetries

Wow, the new Pacific Poetries issue of The Capilano Review is a Talon showcase!

Thursday June 25, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Theatre and Performance: Winner or Loser?

By Marcus Youssef

… Sometimes it is theatre’s inconsequence, its lousy pay, it’s marginality, its invisibility, it’s loserishness, that – kind of paradoxically – makes it a winner. Because when there’s not much money at stake, that’s when you you’re allowed to speak from your heart. To take risks.

Because the margins are where you can get away with saying and doing things that are forbidden in the centre. …

Tuesday June 23, 2015 in Meta-Talon

Book Review: UK Edition of Birth of a Bridge

Published this week on Bookanista was a high-flying, beam-balancing, river-straddling review of Jessica Moore’s translation of Birth of a Bridge, a riveting novel by Maylis de Kerangal. Reviewer Mika Provata-Carlone calls it “a strikingly original contemporary myth and a thrilling investigation of post-modernity.” Read highlights from this review on Meta-Talon, or read the full review online – but beware, it includes spoilers!

Current Catalogues

[image: Fall 2015 catalogue] [image: Talonbooks 2014 First Nations catalogue]



As Always

Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

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Canada: A New Tax Haven

Alain Deneault
Translated by Catherine Browne

Cerulean Blue

Drew Hayden Taylor


Rahat Kurd

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Impeccable Regret

Judith Fitzgerald
Introduction by Thomas Dilworth


Marcus Youssef

Moss Park and Tough!

George F. Walker

Peacock Blue [softcover]

Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

Prairie Harbour

Garry Thomas Morse

Rom Com

Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli


Fred Wah
Edited by Jeff Derksen
Introduction by Jeff Derksen


Chantal Bilodeau

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Studies in Description

Carl Peters

Tales of the Emperor

Jack Winter

The Divine

Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The United States of Wind

Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Writing the Okanagan

George Bowering

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