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On Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 30 this year), Canadian authors show their appreciation for independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. Tomorrow, Authors for Indies strikes again! Authors will be at bookstores near you, chatting with customers, recommending books, and helping everyone appreciate the importance of indie bookstores to our communities and our cultural lives.
Four Talon authors (that we know of) will be out and about in Western Canada:
Walter Hildebrandt, poet and author of The Battle of Batoche, will be at Audreys Books in Edmonton from 11 AM until noon.
Poet Nikki Reimer will be at Shelf Life Books in Calgary from 3–5 PM, and her book DOWNVERSE will be there too! See the tweeted evidence:
I'm going selling tomorrow for— Nikki Reimer (@NikkiReimer) April 29, 2016
Authors4indies</a> Day! Come hang out with me 3-5 <a href="https://twitter.com/shelflifeyyc">shelflifeyyc. https://t.co/y67J6s1PRg
Poet Rahat Kurd will be at Book Warehouse on Broadway in Vancouver, reading from Cosmophilia at 4 PM.
Don’t miss your chance to meet these and other wonderful authors in your city, and spend some time browsing your favourite indie bookstore!
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.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
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.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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 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 …
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