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This week the Reach Gallery in Abbotsford, B.C. presents the first major showing of bill bissett’s work since the fires in th tempul exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1984! The show opens this Wednesday, April 17 and runs until June 29, 2014.
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The exhibition, textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett, shows bill’s early assemblages, shadow boxes, paintings, drawings, new and multi-media works from the Vancouver Art Gallery and private collections. Spanning his full vocation as an artist the exhibition will also show bill’s early blewointment publications and first editions from the bissett papers and archives at SFU; it will also try and do more: to create a conversation on modern and contemporary art (“widen the area of consciousness”).
The show will open with a talk and reading by bill bissett at the Western Front in Vancouver on April 18 – this Friday!
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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.
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