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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Upcoming Launches!

Or as I prefer to call it, Literature of the Future. I am sorry to note that these are shortened descriptions so as to maximize content but you can read more on our 211 events page or follow us on Facebook.

And of course, you already know about Wednesday's event. Let me just give it a shout-out here: click here to win two tickets to see Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation at the Ukrainian Federation from the lovely folks at Midnight Poutine! Or just buy 'em here.

Okay! Here we go!

Saturday October 22nd - Eric Drooker: Art and Activism

Eric Drooker, acclaimed author and artist, will be hosting a 90-minute lecture and discussion on visual art and activism, focusing on art as communication, and its various methods of grabbing the public's attention and imagination, especially with the rise of social media. Read more on Facebook.

An example of Eric's work


Wednesday October 26th - Stephanie Bolster and Heather Jessup Joint Book Launch


Join us for the launch of Stephanie Bolster’s fourth poetry collection, published by Brick Books, and Heather Jessup’s first novel, published by Gaspereau Press. Read more on Facebook.


Thursday October 27th - Rana Dasgupta reading: SOLO


Delhi-based author Rana Dasgupta will be making a special stop in Montreal to read from his 2010 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize-winning novel, SOLO, a devastating and rapturous novel about the life and daydreams of Ulrich, a reclusive one hundred year-old man from Bulgaria. Facebook event here.


Tuesday November 1st - Kate Beaton launches HARK! A VAGRANT


We are thrilled to have web sensation Kate Beaton, of www.harkavagrant.com, launching her brand new D+Q book at the Librairie. I'd tell you about the book, but really, just go explore her site, and you'll know why we love her. RSVP on Facebook here.


Thursday November 3rd - Jonah Campbell launches FOOD & TREMBLING


What hidden evasions and exclusions lie behind the subtle perfection of the BLT? What is the etymology of the croissant? Why did we drink all that Bud Lite Lime? This collection of writing by Montrealer Jonah Campbell —metalhead, misanthrope, unrepentant good eater— explores both the finest and most furtive of culinary pleasures. Facebook deets here.


Thursday November 5th - Kevin Chong launches BEAUTY PLUS PITY
 

Join us for readings by Kevin Chong, Sean Dixon, and Peter Dubé, hosted by Montreal poet, David McGimpsey. Vancouver’s Kevin Chong is the author of four books, including the acclaimed BAROQUE-A-NOVA and the travelogue NEIL YOUNG NATION. More information about the authors and the readings here.

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