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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Today: Authors For Indies at Librairie D+Q!

Well, we couldn't participate last year because it happened to fall on the same day as our the behemoth known as Free Comic Book Day but this year we are free and clear and so we are happy to announce our roster of writer who will be stocking the shelves, taking over our social media and providing you with recommendations the whole day at Librairie D+Q!


These terrific authors are doing this to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being. It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. We would love to see you!
10am until 1pm

Pascal Girard & Su Sokol

Pascal was born in Jonquière, QC, in 1981. He began filling his notebook with drawings on his very first day of school and never stopped. Since he was unable to rid himself of this habit, he naturally decided to make it his career. Girard is the award-winning author of Nicolas, Bigfoot, Reunion, and Petty Theft. He lives in Montreal.

Su is an activist, a cyclist, and a writer of interstitial fiction. A former legal services lawyer from New York City, Su now lives in Montréal where she works as a social rights advocate. Her short stories have appeared in The Future Fire, Spark: A Creative Anthology, TFF 10th Anniversary Anthology, Tabulit. and GlitterShip. Sul also curates and participates in literary readings in Canada and abroad, and her reviews have been published in Matrix Magazine. Her debut novel, Cycling to Asylum, was long-listed for the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

1pm - 4pm

Guilliaume Morissette, Ashley Opheim, and James Winston from Metatron

Guillaume is the author of New Tab (Véhicule Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and the co-editor of Metatron, an independent publisher based in Montreal. His work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, Little Brother Magazine, Vice, Electric Literature, The Quietus and many other publications.

 Ashley is a Montreal-based poet and publisher. She has been involved in numerous creative endeavours in writing and publishing. Her most recent contributions are to Metatron, where she is the founder and managing editor. Metatron is a Montreal-based literary press that supports & publishes young and emerging writers. Her work and the projects she has been involved in have been featured on and praised by the likes of The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, DAZED, PAPERMAG, Flavorwire & Fast Company. Her poetry has been anthologized in Canada, the United States, Spain, Romania and Peru (forthcoming) and has been translated in various languages. She is currently completing her first full-length collection of poetry, Ambient Technology and the Iridescent Glitch.

James is the author of the poetry chapbook How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside (Metatron, 2014) and the short story collection Something You Were, Might Have Been, or Have Come to Represent (Insomniac, 2014). His work has appeared in The Puritan,Spork, Vallum, Glittermob, Everyday Genius, Matrix, Joyland, and other places. He is Assistant Editor for Metatron in Montreal. Follow him on Twitter @jmswnstn

4pm - 6pm

Ohara Hale and Keith Jones

Ohara is a multi-disciplinary Montreal-based artist. She sings, writes, and performs in various musical projects. She animates and directs. She writes and illustrates children's books ("Pizza Doing Stuff" "L'arbre Brocoli," Who Did It?) and comic books ("Moderne Luv," "Butts over Butts," "LOL Bananaz"). Hale is also a fine artist, illustrator, art director, voiceover artist, actress, graphic designer, photographer and writer. Her work and books can be found in various bookstores, galleries, and museums bookshops around the world ( like the MoMa or the TATE!). Hale shares her Montreal studio with her dog, Banana.

Keith is a fine artist, Canadian doodler, and cartoonist. He has exhibited all around the world. He has published two books with Drawn & Quarterly, an art book called Bacter-Area and a graphic novel called Catland Empire. His third, called Secretimes, is due in May of 2016.




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