Today : Authors for Indies! With Jacob Wren, Samuel Cantin, Cathon, and Sandra Huber

Authors for Indies is an annual event held in independent bookstores all across Canada where authors show their appreciation for indie bookstores (and we for our authors!) by offering special services of their choice to the store for an afternoon. This year are we are excited to have writers/artists Samuel Cantin, Cathon, Jacob Wren, and Sandra Huber (see their bios below!).

12-3pm : Samuel Cantin + Cathon 
3-6 pm : Sandra Huber + Jacob Wren
7pm : Barbara Gowdy in Conversation with Kathleen Winter

Samuel and Cathon will be offering live drawings and doodles and taking over our social media, Sandra will be offering Tarot readings (and will also be happy to chat about all different forms of altered states like sleep and mediumship) and Jacob will take over the stage and show off his impressive music knowledge and DJ skills. Ask them to recommend their favourite books!

So join us on the 29th for this cool campaign in support of local independent booksellers! Mark the date and don't forget that evening we'll be hosting Barbara Gowdy in conversation with Kathleen Winter at 7pm!! It'll be a fun day for sure.

Meet this year's artists!

Jacob Wren is a writer and maker of eccentric performances born in Jerusalem in 1971.
His published titles include Rich and Poor, Polyamorous Love SongRevenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed. Families Are Formed Through Copulation, and Unrehearsed Beauty.
As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize (1998), Unrehearsed Beauty / Le génie des autres (2002), La famille se crée en copulant (2005) and the ongoing HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY series: 1: The Title Is Constantly Changing (2007), 2: Gradually This Overview (2010), 3: Individualism Was A Mistake (2008) and 5: The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011).
He frequently writes about contemporary art. In 2007 he was invited to Berlin by Sophiensaele to adapt and direct Wolfgang Koeppen's 1954 novel Der Tod in Rom and in 2008 he was commissioned by Campo in Ghent to co-create (with Pieter De Buysser) An Anthology of Optimism. He is regularly invited in Europe and Asia.

Cathon quitte la ville de Québec en 2010 pour s’installer à Montréal. Depuis lors, elle se consacre à la bande dessinée et à l’illustration tout en étant soulagée d’avoir terminé son baccalauréat en arts visuels et médiatiques à l’UQAM. Cathon est la co-auteure de La liste des choses qui existent (La Pastèque, 2013), d’Encore plus de choses qui existent (La Pastèque, 2015), des Cousines vampires (Pow Pow, 2014) et l’auteure des Ennuis de Lapinette (Comme des géants, 2015) et de Mimose et Sam (Comme des géants, 2016). Elle a également illustré Le plus beau sapin du monde (Bayard, 2016) et Le champ maudit (La courte échelle, 2016), en plus de dessiner pour les revues LibertéPlanches et La Gazette des Femmes.

Sandra Huber wrote Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep (Talonbooks, 2014), which resulted from a residency at a sleep laboratory in Lausanne. She is currently doing a PhD in Humanities at Concordia University, where she focuses on the practice and media of divination. Sandra holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, and has worked as an editor for contemporary art at Hatje Cantz Verlag in Berlin. She is a practicing witch and initiated medium. 

Samuel Cantin est un bédéiste et auteur Québécois né en 1986 à Sherbrooke. Il a publié trois romans graphiques aux Éditions Pow Pow, dont le dernier, Whitehorse-Première partie, a remporté le prix Bédélys 2016 de la meilleure BD de l’année. 


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