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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

TONIGHT: carte blanche Issue 22 Launch & 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us TONIGHT Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. for the launch of Issue 22 of carte blanche magazine, plus their 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrating ten years of storytelling, and the launch of their Fall 2014 issue, the evening will feature readings by Mark Paterson, Gillian Sze, Duggan Cayer, Sarah Mangle, Martyn Bryant, Larissa Andrusyshyn, Elaine Kalman Naves, and Ohara Hale, plus birthday cake and bubbly!

Featured Books

Rabbit Punch! by Greg Santos
In Rabbit Punch!, Marco Polo reminisces on his friendship with Kublai Khan over deli sandwiches, Wilfred Owen and Ernest Hemingway trade war stories at Hooters, and Senator John McCain remembers that fateful day when his father took him to eat bubble gum ice cream. With punchy poems that are intimate, dark, enigmatic, playful, and surreal, peppered with pop culture figures ranging from Batman, to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Paris Hilton to “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Rabbit Punch! delivers a poetic KO.

Blind Spot by Laurence Miall (previously launched at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly!)
When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton hometown to attend their funeral, wrap up their affairs, and prepare their house to be sold off. But while all others around him grieve, Luke remains detached, striking up a relationship with a woman in a neighbouring house… and stumbling across evidence that his mother may have engaged in a longstanding extramarital affair herself.

Dumb comics by Georgia Webber (a longtime store favourite!)
Dumb is a comics series about the artist’s prolonged voice loss and slow crawl to recovery.

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