We are excited to be hosting a book launch for Kevin Chong's Beauty Plus Pity that is also an evening in celebration of awesome literary blog Joyland.
Vancouver’s Kevin Chong is the author of four books, including his acclaimed debut Baroque-a-Nova and the travelogue Neil Young Nation. His new novel from Arsenal Pulp is titled Beauty Plus Pity. The west coast editor for Joyland, he’s also written extensively for The Walrus and The Globe and Mail.
Toronto’s Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist and actor. His plays have been produced in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and three have been collected in AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM. Sean’s first novel was The Girls Who Saw Everything (Coach House) named one of the Best Books of 2007 by Quill & Quire. His most recent novel is The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn.
Montreal’s Peter Dubé is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and cultural critic. He is the author of the novel Hovering World (DC Books, 2002), At the Bottom of the Sky, a collection of linked short stories (DC Books, 2007) and most recently, the novella Subtle Bodies: a Fantasia on Voice, History and René Crevel (Lethe Press 2010).
Host David McGimpsey is the Montreal editor of Joyland and the author of Sitcom (Coach House Books), which was a ﬁnalist for both the A.M. Klein Prize and the ReLit Award. His most recent collection of poetry is Li’l Bastard, also from Coach House.
The above-described authors will be partaking of the Joyland evening of shenanigans tonight at the Librairie D+Q. That's Saturday November 5th at 7 pm at 211 Bernard O. Don't miss this opportunity for early November shenanigans!