Sunday, February 28th: Reading Between the Wines - Chester Brown's Louis Riel!

Jimmy Gutman will give his take on the bestselling D+Q graphic novel Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Admission: $7 JPL members/students, $12 general. To reserve tickets call (514) 345-6416 or 514-279-2224, or for information visit

 A new slant on the classic book review, Reading Between the Wines looks at relevant reads from a youthful perspective in interesting locations apropos to the books being reviewed. Also, wine is involved.

Join Jimmy Gutman for the first Reading Between the Wines as he explores the popular genre of graphic novel non-fiction storytelling and Canadian Colonialism through Chester Brown’s graphic novel on Louis Riel, published by Drawn & Quarterly. Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create a historical biography on Louis Riel. He crafts a compelling and meticulous retelling of the charismatic 19th-century Metis leader, regarded by some as a martyr and by others as a treacherous murderer. Canadian history at its best, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is entertaining and accessible for all ages.

Jimmy Gutman B.A. has been a precarious worker educator at Dorshei Emet, Temple Emanu-el Beth Shalom and the Schottenstein Center. A McGill Arts graduate, Jimmy's life is a balance of political activism, music and songwriting and the promotion of Yiddish through theatre. The next Reading Between the Wines will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 2 pm at Librairie Olivieri & Bistro. Andrea Borod (aka The Book Dumpling) will review The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Sponsored by the Reuben Brainin Fund of the JPL.

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