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July 2014

Saturday July 26, 2014
M.A.C. Farrant at the Leacock Festival in Orillia, ON

Thursday July 31, 2014
bill bissett at the ArtsWells Festival Of All Things Art in Wells, BC

August 2014

Friday August 1, 2014
Adeena Karasick at the Boog City Festival in NYC

Monday August 18, 2014
Adeena Karasick at the KlezKanada Poetry Retreat in Quebec

September 2014

Friday September 5, 2014
Play: The Shoplifters by Morris Panych in Washington, DC

October 2014

Friday October 3, 2014
Reading: Adeena Karasick in Brooklyn

Monday October 6, 2014
Un/inhabited: Jordan Abel at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair

Thursday October 9, 2014
Play: Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box in Vancouver

Sunday October 12, 2014
Adeena Karasick Reads in NYC

Thursday October 23, 2014
Play: Another Home Invasion by Joan MacLeod in Sudbury, ON

Saturday October 25, 2014
Adeena Karasick Lectures in NYC

November 2014

Friday November 7, 2014
Carl Peters Speaks at bpNichol Symposium – Brock U, St. Catharines, ON

Friday November 7, 2014
Adeena Karasick Speaks at Brock University, ON

December 2014

Saturday December 6, 2014
Adeena Karasick at the AB Series Solstice Party in Ottawa

April 2015

Thursday April 23, 2015
Play: In Piazza San Domenico by Steve Galluccio in Sudbury, ON
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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Friday July 18, 2014 in Meta-Talon

Character Sketch: Michel Tremblay’s “Nana”

The character known as Nana appears in multiple works by Michel Tremblay. This formidable woman is beloved by all of Tremblay’s readers. But where did Nana come from? What was she like as a child? What are the experiences that shaped her? In his recent novel series, we come to know the answers to these questions. And we come to know Nana as she once was known – as Rhéauna.

Thursday July 3, 2014 in Meta-Talon

Kafka-Related Books for Kafka’s Birthday

Happy 141st birthday to Franz Kafka! Kafka came into the world on July 3, 1883. On Meta-Talon today we present the two Talon titles that most directly trace their lineage to the work of Franz Kafka: one that post-modernizes The Castle and another that feminizes The Trial.

Thursday June 26, 2014 in Meta-Talon

Clergymen as Characters: So Hot Right Now in CanLit

by Chloë Filson

Is it just me, or are men of the cloth all over CanLit right now?

Two of the five novels selected for CBC Canada Reads 2014 featured major characters who were majorly priestly (The Orenda and The Year of the Flood). This year’s Giller winner, Hellgoing by Lynn Coady, included a short story about a nun, which also featured a priest. Browsing our list, I found at least five Talon book in which priests were prominent characters.

What does it mean? And what are we coming to understand with the help of such books?

Tuesday June 17, 2014 in Meta-Talon

Excerpt from After Completion: The Later Letters of Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff

By Sharon Thesen

Charles Olson had many correspondents over the years, but Frances Boldereff embodied a dynamic complexity of interlocutor, muse, Sybil, lover, critic, and amanuensis.

In this Meta-Talon post, Sharon Thesen, co-editor of After Completion, offers the following commentary on one of Charles Olson’s letters to Frances Boldereff. The letter – a small taste of this dynamic collection – is also reproduced.

Current Catalogues

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Assembling the Morrow cover
Assembling the Morrow

Sandra Huber

Birth of a Bridge cover
Birth of a Bridge

Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Christina, The Girl King cover
Christina, The Girl King

Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Crossing the City cover
Crossing the City

Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Fortified Castles cover
Fortified Castles

ryan fitzpatrick

Michel and Ti-Jean cover
Michel and Ti-Jean

George Rideout

Minor Expectations cover
Minor Expectations

Garry Thomas Morse

Motherhouse cover

David Fennario

Peacock Blue cover
Peacock Blue

Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

Studies in Description cover
Studies in Description

Carl Peters

Tear the Curtain! cover
Tear the Curtain!

Jonathon Young & Kevin Kerr & Kim Collier

The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage cover
The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage

Ludovic Fouquet
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

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Brian Henderson

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