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Friday, 12 September 2014

Meet Women in Clothes editor Sheila Heti!

Our Women in Clothes event is next Tuesday, September 16th, and we can hardly wait. But while we must, we'll continue introducing you to the inspiring editors of this inspiring book. You've met Leanne Shapton, and today I'm here to sing the praises of Sheila Heti, a Toronto native who studied playwriting, art history, and philosophy, and who published her first book at twenty-four.Sheila is no stranger to D+Q- she joined Margaret Atwood on stage for a sold-out event last December, and has graced our store many other times throughout the years. We're always thrilled to have her!

In addition to being an incredibly well-spoken, all-around cool person, Sheila is the author of a diverse range of titles, including book of short stories The Middle Stories, novel Ticknor, collaborative essay collection The Chairs Are Where the People Go, children's book We Need A Horseand the Librairie best-selling "novel from life" How Should A Person Be? Her writing has appeared, amongst other places, in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail,n+1, McSweeney’s, Brick, Geist, Maisonneuve, Bookforum, and The Believer, whose staff (which includes fellow Women in Clothes editor Heidi Julavits) she joined in 2011.

As if that weren't enough, Sheila is also the co-creator of the Trampoline Hall lecture series, and founder of the blog The Metaphysical Poll. She has lectured at a number of universities and museums. Her 2013 play,All Our Happy Days are Stupid, had a sold-out run at Toronto's Videofag, and will be remounted next year in New York. I could type many more paragraphs of reasons why, but in short, Sheila is awesome.

The Montreal launch of Women in Clothes begins at 7pm on Tuesday, September 16th, at Rialto Hall (5723 ave. Parc). The event incorporates a clothing swap (bring up to five pieces to trade!) and a conversation between the books' editors and moderator Fiona Duncan. Tickets at 10$ or free with the purchase of Women in Clothes. Drop by the Librairie and get yours today!

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