• Apr 20 – Apr 20 2024

    Cascadian Zen Launch

    Join Daphne Marlatt, Jason Wirth, Adelia MacWilliam, Paul E. Nelson, Kate Braid, and Jami Macarty for the launch of Cascadian Zen at People’s Co-Op Bookstore.

    Cascadian Zen Launch
    People’s Co-Op Bookstore
    Vancouver, BC
    April 20, 2024
    7:00 p.m. PDT

  • Apr 20 – Apr 20 2024

    Leanne Dunic at Take the Plunge

    If you’re in Whistler, head to Take the Plunge at the Whistler Public Library! There will be an open mic featuring Leanne Dunic reading from her new poetry collection Wet.

    Take the Plunge is free to attend! For more information, click here.

    Take the Plunge featuring Leanne Dunic
    Whistler Public Library
    Whistler, BC
    April 20, 2024
    Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; event begins at 7:15 p.m.

  • Apr 24 2024

    Talonbooks Spring 2024 Launch

    Save the date! Join us on April 24 at Pyatt Hall for Talonbooks’s spring 2024 launch. We can’t wait to introduce you to this season’s new titles.

    Here’s what’s launching:

    Eric Schmaltz will be reading from his introduction to Another Order.
    Daniel Zomparelli will be launching his new poetry collection Jump Scare.
    Tiziana La Melia will be launching her new poetry book Lettuce Lettuce Please Go Bad.
    Leanne Dunic will be launching her new collection Wet.
    Dina Del Bucchia will be launching her new poetry collection You’re Gonna Love This.

    The launch will be hosted by Samantha Nock, author of A Family of Dreamers.

    Help us welcome these fabulous books to the world! Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

    Pyatt Hall is wheelchair and scooter accessible. Snacks and drinks will be served. A live stream will be available on the Talonbooks YouTube channel, so tune in remotely if you can’t attend in-person.

    Talonbooks Spring 2024 Launch
    Pyatt Hall
    843 Seymour St
    Vancouver, BC
    April 24, 2024
    Doors at 7:00 p.m.; readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

  • May 01 – May 01 2024

    Gaman – Perseverance Toronto Launch

    Save the date! Join us in the Heritage Lounge at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre to celebrate the launch of Gaman – Perseverance: Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice by Art Miki! Enjoy a reading from Gaman – Perseverance, an introduction from Mohammed Hashim, executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and a conversation between Art Miki and Lynn Kobayashi, president of the Toronto chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians!

    Gaman – Perseverance is an in-depth memoir detailing the intense negotiations that took place in the 1980s between the Government of Canada and the NAJC – negotiations which finally resulted in the historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement of September 1988 and the acknowledgment by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney that Canada had wronged its own citizens. In Gaman – Perseverance, Art Miki recollects his past experiences and family history, revealing the beliefs and attitudes that shaped his life’s journey as a youth in British Columbia, an educator in Manitoba, and a community leader across Canada.

    Mr. Art Miki is an active leader in the Japanese Canadian community, having served as president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians from 1984 to 1992. He led the negotiations to achieve a just redress settlement for Japanese Canadians interned during World War II. For his efforts nationally, provincially, and locally, he has received this country’s highest recognition, the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, and recently, the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan. He is past-president of the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba and the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba. Art is a former teacher and principal, a Canadian Citizenship Judge, and a lecturer at the University of Winnipeg.

    The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is fully wheelchair and scooter accessible.

    Attendance is free! Seating is first-come, first-served. We can’t wait to see you there!

    Gaman – Perseverance Launch
    Heritage Lounge – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
    Toronto, ON
    May 1, 2024
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

    This event is made possible by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

  • May 04 – May 18 2024

    "Girl in the Goldfish Bowl" at Peterborough Theatre Guild

    A production of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama winner Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych will be running in May of 2024 at the Peterborough Theatre Guild. Panych’s comedy about a dysfunctional family is full of his trademark wit and wisdom.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
    Peterborough Theatre Guild
    Peterborough, ON
    May 4 to May 18, 2024

  • May 12 – May 12 2024

    Dead Poets Reading Series

    Catch the May instalment of the Dead Poets Reading Series at Massy Arts Society! Cecily Nicholson will read work by Phillis Wheatley, Renée Sarojini Saklikar will read work by Sarojini Naidu, Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li will read work by Louise Glück, & Andrew French will read work by Louis Dudek.

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Dead Poets Reading Series
    Massy Arts Society
    Vancouver, BC
    May 12, 2024
    3:00 p.m. PDT

  • Sep 27 – Oct 20 2024

    The Piano Teacher at Chemainus Theatre

    If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, there’s a run of The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich at Chemainus Theatre this fall! The Piano Teacher, a stirring story about love, loss, and the healing power of music, won the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama.

    For more details about this production, click here.

    The Piano Teacher
    Chemainus Theatre
    Chemainus, BC
    September 27–October 20, 2024