We at the Drawn and Quarterly store are happy to present you with a jam-packed fall events line-up that we are all super excited about. As always, we'll be posting individual write-ups about each event on the blog, but here we offer you a handy list of all upcoming launches, readings, symposiums and soirees, just so that you can immediately clear your schedules for all of them.
Events will happen at the D+Q store, 211 Bernard O, unless otherwise noted!
Wednesday, September 12, 7pm: Jonathan Sterne and Carrie Rentschler joint book launch
Please join us for a joint book launch with authors and McGill professors Jonathan Sterne and Carrie Rentschler. The event will celebrate the publication of Stern's MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke, 2012) and his anthology The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012), and of Rentschler's Second Wounds: Victims' Rights and the Media in the U.S. (Duke, 2011). Refreshments and low definition sound will be served. For a more complete event write-up, check out this earlier post.
Saturday, September 22, 8pm (doors at 7:30pm): David Byrne in Conversation with Win Butler: How Music Works
This event will take place at the Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison
Join Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and POP Montreal’s Symposium for a conversation with two of today’s most influential artists – David Byrne and Win Butler of The Arcade Fire. The two will be discussing Byrne’s new McSweeney’s book, How Music Works, in the context of their own personal and professional experiences as musicians and music lovers. This legendary occasion is a truly unique opportunity to hear from two highly respected voices of the independent music and art world.
Tickets are $15. We are not be able to hold tickets for you, but we can sell tickets over the phone via credit card (514 279 2224). Limit: 4 per person in store, 2 per person by phone. Tickets are also available online at popmontreal.com.
This is a co-presentation of Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and POPMontreal's Symposium.
Friday, September 28, 7pm: Reading and Book Launch with Julie Bruck and Carmine Starnino
A remarkable poetic duo: Montreal natives Carmine Starnino and Julie Bruck will be showcasing their new collections together at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. From Starnino's rousing, sure-to-be controversial essay collection on Canadian poetry, Lazy Bastardism (Gaspereau Press) to the "antic sensuality" of Bruck's poems in Monkey Ranch (Brick Books) - come prepared to be thoroughly entertained!
Wednesday, October 3, 8pm (doors at 7pm): 1982: In Conversation with Jian Ghomeshi
This event will take place at the Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison
1982 is Jian Ghomeshi’s sharply funny, coming-of-age memoir told across intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie, the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Join us in launching this first book by the award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, and producer.
Tickets $5, on sale soon!
Tuesday, October 9, 7pm: Jonathan Goldstein launches I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow
Join us for a very special evening with Montreal-based author Jonathan Goldstein celebrating the launch of his brand new book, I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow.
In a series of wonderfully funny stories, the host of CBC’s WireTap recounts the highs and lows of his last year in his thirties. His friends and family, many of them known through their appearances on WireTap, weigh in with hilarious results as Goldstein eats, sleeps, and watches bad TV all the way to his date with destiny. Goldstein will be reading from & signing the book. Stay tuned for more about this event!
Wednesday, October 10, 6pm: Rawi Hage launches Carnival
This event will take place at TBA
We are delighted to be co-presenting this launch party for Rawi Hage's Carnival, alongside his publisher, House of Anansi. His third book, Carnival is Montreal literary luminary Rawi Hage at his searing best. Stay tuned for more details about this event!
Wednesday, October 10, 2:30pm: A Writers Read lecture by Chris Kraus (at Concordia University, LB-646, 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest)
& Thursday, October 11, 7pm: Chris Kraus launches Summer of Hate (at the Drawn and Quarterly store)
We are so excited to announce both of these Chris Kraus events to you! Kraus, acclaimed novelist & cultural critic, is hailed as "one of our smartest and most original writers on contemporary art and culture” (NY Times). Both events are free and open to the public!
Writers Read lecture at Concordia University - Chris Kraus reads from Kelly Lake Store and Other Stories: For the first time out, Chris Kraus presents a new essay expanding ideas that arose from the Radical Localism exhibition that Kraus co-organized at Artists Space NY in Spring 2012. Kelly Lake Store considers ways that artists are exploiting the isolation of back-water places, and the current phenomenon of "participant" art.Chris Kraus is the author of two books of art essays, and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Art in America. She is also the recipient of a Frank Mather Award in Art Criticism and a Warhol Foundation art writing grant.
Summer of Hate launch at the D&Q store: Join us for the launch of Summer of Hate, Kraus' fourth and newest novel, here at the store, with the author on hand for a reading and a Q&A session. In Summer of Hate, art world insider Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque from her home in LA to reinvest some windfall real estate gains, seeking escape from a from her niche in the insular cosmopolitan bubble she’s strived so hard to attain. In Albuquerque, she meets Paul Garcia, a recently sober ex-con who makes plans, with her help, to attend UCLA. But then he’s arrested in Arizona on a 10-year old bench warrant. Caught in the nightmarish Byzantine world of American justice, Catt and Paul’s empathic idyll of saving each other’s lives seems cursed to dissolve.
Friday, October 12, 7pm: Barry Webster launches The Lava in My Bones
Join us for the launch of Barry Webster’s new novel, The Lava in My Bones. A geologist who eats rocks, an elusive lover in drag, a teen girl who sweats honey, a Pentecostal Mother on the rampage: The Lava in My Bones is a surreal, spellbinding, portrait of desire told in four voices.
Barry Webster is a writer who lives in East Montreal. His first book, The Sound of All Flesh, won the ReLit Award for best short-story collection in 2005.
Sunday, November 11, 7pm: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly's Fifth Anniversary celebration with Charles Burns, Adrian Tomine and Chris Ware!
This event will take place at the Ukrainian Federation (5213 Hutchison)
The Librairie D+Q is all grown up and ready to party! Join us for a celebration of our Mile End bookstore's birthday. We are incredibly honoured to be welcoming master cartoonists Charles Burns (The Hive), Adrian Tomine (New York Drawings), and Chris Ware (Building Stories) to Montreal to discuss and sign their brand new books. Stay tuned for more details!
So that is your schedule for the next two months, dear readers! We hope these events thrill you as much as they thrill us. See you soon!