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June 2017

Monday June 26, 2017
“James Douglas: An Opera” in Vancouver, featuring poems by Jónína Kirton

Tuesday June 27, 2017
Poetry Reading + Panel Discussion with Ian Hatcher, Taryn Hubbard and Clint Burnham

Friday June 30, 2017
Bev Sellars in the Spring Reading Series, Whistler, BC

September 2017

Wednesday September 6, 2017
Maylis de Kerangal at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday September 7, 2017
Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women featuring Meredith Quartermain in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Friday September 22, 2017
Sidney Literary Festival, featuring M.A.C. Farrant

October 2017

Tuesday October 3, 2017
Play: “1 Hour Photo” by Tetsuro Shigematsu at the Cultch in Vancouver

Thursday October 26, 2017
Play: "Only Drunks and Children" at the Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay, ON

November 2017

Friday November 3, 2017
Stephen Collis at the Festival of Readers (St. Catharines, ON)

Saturday November 11, 2017
Play: “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth” in Vancouver, BC

January 2018

Tuesday January 16, 2018
Play: Empire of the Son at Alberta Theatre (Alberta, AB

Thursday January 25, 2018
Play: “Jitters” by David French in Vancouver

June 2018

Friday June 15, 2018
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Vancouver Writers Fest Begins Today!

The Vancouver Writers Festival kicks off today and will be on until Sunday (October 22 – 27, 2013) in various locations on Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. Among many of its valuable public functions, the cherished VWF provides a unique opportunity for readers, writers, and lovers of literature to engage with some of their favourite authors in a fun, vibrant, and inclusive community-based atmosphere.

From the festival’s website:

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. For six days in October, this celebration takes place in the cultural oasis of Granville Island, and continues throughout the year with the Incite reading series at the VPL, special events with leading writers and the Spreading the Word education programs at Lower Mainland schools and in small BC communities.

Now in its 26th year, VWF 2013, under the artistic direction of Hal Wake, will feature many prolific Canadian authors, including Joseph Boyden, Margaret Atwood, Anne Carson, Shaena Lambert, and Douglas Coupland, and will showcase several international writers, such as American author David Sedaris, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and Chinese novelist Xiaolu Guo. (A complete list of this year’s author guests is available here.)

We are pleased to announce that among the celebrated Canadian writers featured at this year’s festival are legendary playwrights and novelists Michel Tremblay and Tomson Highway, and poet, novelist, and activist Stephen Collis.

Highway and Tremblay will feature in Titans of Canadian Theatre, a sold-out event hosted by Bill Richardson at the Performance Works venue on Thursday, October 24th, at 7 p.m.

In another sold-out performance, Tomson Highway presents his new play The (Post) Mistress (published by Talonbooks this month!) at Waterfront Theatre on Friday, October 25th, at 9:00 p.m.

Also on Friday, Tremblay talks with host Bill Richardson in An Intimate Evening With Michel Tremblay. Tickets are still available for this rare event, in which Tremblay will converse with Richardson “about everything from his upbringing in a working-class neighbourhood in East Montreal, to seeing his famous play, Les Belle-soeurs, celebrate its 40th anniversary.” A similar conversation with Tremblay will take place in French on Wednesday, October 23rd, in the Radio-Canada Studios.

Well-known Vancouver author Stephen Collis joins five of his Canadian contemporaries in the Pure Poetry reading at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25, at Waterfront Theatre. That same day at 1:00 p.m., Collis participates in Bodies Politic, a multi-author event in which Collis will read from and talk about his politically-charged novel The Red Album.

More information about the VIFF is available on its website.

Also see these event listings on Talonbooks.com:

We hope to see you there!



Recent news Articles
[cover of Inspecting Nostalgia] Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon

“The result is not simple”: Two Poems from Inspecting Nostalgia

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.

[Once in Blockadia cover] Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon

An excerpt from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands” by Stephen Collis

By Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.

[cover of An Honest Woman] Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon

“REDress”: A poem by Jónína Kirton, from An Honest Woman

By Jónína Kirton

For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.

Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Karasick gives to SFU library

Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.

Current Catalogue

[image: Talonbooks 2017 catalogue]

CURRENT FRONT LIST


 
[cover of A Crossing of Hearts]
A Crossing of Hearts

Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman
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After Class

George F. Walker
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Anima

Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
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Art of Building a Bunker, The

Adam Lazarus & Guillermo Verdecchia
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Daisy

Sean Devine
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Flat Willow Creek

Michael Barnholden
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Forward

Chantal Bilodeau
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[cover of From Oral to Written]
From Oral to Written

Tomson Highway
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Full-Metal Indigiqueer

Joshua Whitehead
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Intertidal

Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook
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Just, The

Albert Camus
Translated by Bobby Theodore
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[cover of Legend]
Legend

Michael Blouin
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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes

Mercedes Eng
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Reveries of a Solitary Biker

Catriona Strang
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Wayside Sang

Cecily Nicholson
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Zora

Philippe Arseneault
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel
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