Véhicule Press's Spring 2018 Launch

On Friday, April 27th, at 7pm, join Véhicule Press for their Spring Books Launch and Reading at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, hosted by editors Carmine Starnino and Dimitri Nasrallah.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Originally from New Brunswick, Pamela Mulloy’s short fiction has been published in the UK and Canada. She lives with her husband and daughter in Kitchener, Ontario where she is the editor of The New Quarterly. The Deserters is her first novel.


Juliana Léveillé-Trudel has been working as an educator in the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec. She writes for the stage, and was a founder of the Théâtre de brousse. Nirliit is her first novel. She lives in Montreal.

Anita Anand (translator, Nirliit) is the author of Swing in the House and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 QWF/Concordia University First Book Award.


Laura Ritland’s poems have appeared in ,The Fiddlehead, CNQ, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Arc Poetry Magazine, and The Malahat Review. A recipient of the 2014 Malahat Far Horizons Award for Poetry, she currently divides her time between Vancouver and California, where she is a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley.


Robin Richardson is the author of two previous collections of poetry. She has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the UK, The John B. Santorini Award, Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. She lives in Toronto and is Editor-in-Chief of Minola Review.

ABOUT THE BOOKS:


The Deserters
Pamela Mulloy
Set in rural New Brunswick, The Deserters involves a draft dodger, homestead restoration, PTSD and the mastery of love and art amid different kinds of desertion. "Sparely and beautifully written, The Deserters is a story not of escape but of the deep, human need to belong to a place, and to one another." - Helen Humphreys. “Here is the fallout of war, the logic of betrayal, told with grace, elegance, and an unflinching gaze.” --Tamaz Dobozy


Nirliit, a novel
Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
Translated by Anita Anand
A young woman from Montreal follows the geese to the Inuit North in this deeply-felt witnessing of contemporary Indigenous life, as shaped by decades of colonial rule and government neglect. Having worked in the North for years, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel offers a portrait of a people undaunted by institutionalized racism, but in many cases broken by domestic violence, corporate mining, and the corrupting presence of summer workers up from the South in search of big paycheques. Delivered across two searing monologues, Nirliit transcends historical divisions to make a meaningful, individual connection.


East and West
Laura Ritland
East and West, Laura Ritland’s astonishing poetic debut, is a book of visions. These are roving poems drawn to defamiliarizing points of view, exquisitely attentive to the way the world exceeds our senses. Lucid and intelligent, elegaic without being maudlin, East and West explores the “middle ground” of childhood, family, diaspora, and migration, and how new cultural ideas can disrupt traditional perspectives. One of the most distinctive debuts in recent Canadian poetry.


Sit How You Want
Robin Richardson
Power and sex take centre stage in Robin Richardson’s formidable third collection of poems, Sit How You Want. Plane crashes and automobile mishaps are the backdrop for female narrators who grapple with terror, anxiety, and powerlessness: “When I say I’m fine I mean the sky has opened / like an old wound under scurvy.” The book embodies a belief in poetry as an instrument of change, a tool for transforming pain into exuberant verbal energy: “It is the thrill of ruination / makes us innovate.”

Coach House Spring Launch w/ Aaron Tucker & Julie Demers

Join Coach House Books on Monday, April 30th, at 7pm, to launch their spring fiction titles -- two debut novels from Julie Demers and Aaron Tucker -- at La Petite Librairie Drawn + Quarterly!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


JULIE DEMERS was born in Quebec City in 1987, grew up in Drummondville and now lives in Montreal. A film studies graduate, she heads up workshops across Canada on Quebec cinema, and her work has appeared in cultural magazines. This is her first novel. 


AARON TUCKER is the author of two collections of poetry, irresponsible mediums: the chesspoems of Marcel Duchamp and punchlines, as well as the two scholarly manuscripts Virtual Weaponry: The Militarized Internet in Popular Cinema and Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema. His current collaborative project, Loss Sets, translates poems into sculptures which are then 3D printed; he is also the co-creator of The Chessbard, an app that transforms chess games into poems. In addition, he is a lecturer in the English department at Ryerson University.

ABOUT THE BOOKS:


LITTLE BEASTS: A little girl with a beard must find herself a home in this contemporary fairy tale.It's 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can't bear to look at his own daughter. You see, this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard.And so her mother has shut the curtains and locked the girl inside to keep her safe from the townspeople, the Boots, who think there's something wrong with a bearded little girl. And when they come for her, she escapes into the wintry night Translated from the French, Little Beast turns the modern fairy tale on its bearded head.


Y: The books, the loves, and the conscience of J. Robert Oppenheimer: a novel about the man who invented the atomic bomb.J. Robert Oppenheimer: reluctant father of the atomic bomb, enthusiastic lover of books, devoted husband and philanderer. Engaging with the books he voraciously read, and especially the Bhagavad Gita, his moral compass, this lyrical novel takes us through his story, from his tumultuous youth to his marriage with a radical communist and the two secret, consuming affairs he carried on, all the while bringing us deep inside the mind of the man behind the Manhattan Project. With the stunning backdrop of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Oppenheimer's spiritual home, and using progressively shorter chapters that shape into an inward spiral, Y brings us deep inside the passions and moral qualms of this man with pacifist, communist leanings as he created and tested the world's first weapon of mass destruction and, in the process, changed the world we live in immeasurably

Michelle Brown & Klara du Plessis Palimpsest Launch

Come on out to La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Thursday, April 26th, at 7pm, for the long-awaited celebration of Palimpsest Press' Spring 2018 poetry titles! Featuring:

Michelle Brown - Safe Words
Klara du Plessis - Ekke

with special guest reader Fawn Parker launching her Anstruther Press chapbook Weak Spot.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Originally from Victoria, BC, Michelle Brown lives in Toronto with her husband and three-legged dog Bo. Previously shortlisted for CV2's Young Buck poetry prize and longlisted for the CBC poetry prize, Safe Words (Palimpsest Press, 2018) is her first full-length collection.

Klara du Plessis is a poet, residing in Montreal, but growing up in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Klara’s chapbook Wax Lyrical—shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award—was released by Anstruther Press in 2015. Poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in print and online. She curates the monthly, Montreal-based Resonance Reading Series and is the editor for carte blanche.

Fawn Parker is a writer from Toronto. She is the author of Looking Good and Having a Good Time (Metatron, 2015) and is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2017 Irving Layton Award for Fiction for her story “Wunderhorse II.” She lives in Montreal with her cats Jerry and George.

ABOUT THE BOOKS:


Multilingually inflected, Klara du Plessis’ first collection of poetry explores the multiplicity of self through language, occupying a liminal space between South Africa and Canada. A sequence of visceral, essay-like long poems, du Plessis’ writing straddles the lyrical and intellectual, traversing landscapes and fine arts canvases. Ekke is a watershed debut from one of Canada’s most exciting young voices.


From a student’s confrontation with a teenage streaker, to a company man’s complete undoing at his summer party, Michelle Brown’s Safe Words finds rich darkness in happy partnerships. A maiden name is “handed down / like a sweater”, a taxi ride “ends… at someone else’s life”. Played against a backdrop of pop culture, late-night swagger and vivid imaginary landscapes, Safe Words is the rare poetic debut that delivers passion and control, wielding humour and empathy in equal parts.

Graphic Novel Book Club: Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch


Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for this April is Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch. We will meet at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard Avenue West) on Wednesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staff member Lauriane Angers-Gauthier. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!

***We are offering a 20% discount on Von Spatz from now until the meeting date!***

Best known for her wonderfully quirky universe, as seen in "The Artist", the weekly comic strips she drawn for Vice, Anna Haifisch delights once again with Von Spatz, a wacky comic in which the German artist transports us to the titular Rehabilitation Center, where the famous Walt Disney is undergoing treatment following a nervous breakdown. Readers will find a lovely blend of bright colours and dark humour through which Haifisch touches on the delicate subjects of creativity, depression and burnouts. Von Spatz is the first of her work to be published by Drawn & Quarterly

Sheila Heti at the Rialto Hall for Motherhood




Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents:

Sheila Heti launching MOTHERHOOD 
in conversation with Heather O'Neill

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Doors open at 6pm - Presentation at 7pm
Rialto Hall, 5711 Av du Parc

Tickets: $10 
available in store or online
receive 15% off Motherhood with ticket

Sheila Heti, author of the critically acclaimed How Should a Person Be?, launches Motherhood with Librairie Drawn & Quarterly! On Thursday, May 3rd, at the Rialto Hall, the accomplished novelist will appear in conversation with Heather O'Neill, award-winning author of Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Lonely Hearts Hotel.


Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood – whether or not to have children – with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim. 

Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti’s narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice. 

In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how – and for whom – to live.

 

SHEILA HETI is the author of seven books, including the critically acclaimed How Should a Person Be? and is co-editor of the New York Times bestseller, Women in Clothes. She is the former interviews editor at The Believer magazine, and has been published in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, McSweeney’s, Harper's and n+1. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Toronto.

Tonight! Graphic Novel Book Club: Red Winter by Anneli Furmark




Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for this March is Red Winter by Anneli Furmark. We will meet at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard Avenue West) on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 p.m. The discussion will be hosted by Librairie Drawn & Quarterly staff member Kennedy Rooke. Join us for refreshments and collective insights!


***We are offering a 20% discount on Red Winter from now until the meeting date!***


Red Winter is the first book of acclaimed Swedish graphic novelist Anneli Furmark to be translated into English. The relationship between Siv, a married mother of three, and young communist Ulrik unfolds against the wintery backdrop of a remote Swedish town. Beautifully rendered in hues of blue and orange and pulsing with the tense political atmosphere of the late 1970s, Red Winter is the perfect read for the cold and snowy months.

New D+Q: From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino


It's finally here! John's Porcellino's beautiful new book is on the shelves today. From road trip notes to thoughts on nature, From Lone Moutain forces you to pause and reflect on our fast-paced world - but always with Porcellino's usual quirkiness and humor.

 

The book collects stories from Porcellino’s influential zine King-Cat—John enters a new phase of his life, as he remarries and decides to leave his beloved second home Colorado for San Francisco. Grand themes of King-Cat are visited and stated more eloquently than ever before: serendipity, memory, and the quest for meaning in the everyday.


Over the past three decades, Porcellino's beloved King-Cat thas offered solace to his readers: his gentle observational stories take the pulse of everyday life and reveal beauty in the struggle to keep going.



The New Reads Book Club focuses on contemporary literature and is hosted by Drawn and Quarterly staff members. The book club meetings take place every 4-6 weeks, and is open to all.

For our next meeting, on Wednesday, April 25th, we will meet at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard O.) at 7 pm to discuss Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng. Join us for discussion and collective insight!


**We offer a 20% discount on Little Fires Everywhere from now until the meeting date.**


We regret that the bookstore is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step at the entrance, followed by a half step and a door that opens inward. Once inside, there are no additional steps to access the bathroom, although the bathroom space is narrow. Alcohol will be served.

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From bestselling author Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Announcing: Michael Ondaatje at the Rialto Hall for Warlight


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents:

Michael Ondaatje launching WARLIGHT 
in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Doors open at 6pm - Presentation at 7pm
Rialto Hall, 5711 Av du Parc

Tickets: $10
available online or in store
receive 15% off Warlight with ticket


The incomparable Michael Ondaatje launches his latest tour-de-force, Warlight, with Librairie D+Q! On Wednesday, May 9th, at the Rialto Hall, the award-winning author of The English Patient will appear in conversation with Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC's Writers & Company.


From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. 

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself–shadowed and luminous at once–we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings’ mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn’t know and understand in that time, and it is this journey–through facts, recollection, and imagination–that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.


MICHAEL ONDAATJE is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Prix Médicis. Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje now lives in Toronto.

Aline Kominsky-Crumb launches Love That Bunch

Pioneering feminist cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb presents Love That Bunch, autobiographical comics that chronicle the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb’s darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories that crackle with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell.

Kominsky-Crumb will appear in conversation with Hillary Chute, author of Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere, at 7pm on Tuesday, April 24th, at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.


MORE ABOUT LOVE THAT BUNCH:
Love That Bunch traces Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s life as a Beatles loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, an 80s housewife and mother, all the way up to a new 30-page story, “Dream House”, that looks back on her childhood. It is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. These comics thrum with anxiety and questions about femininity, identity, and family. 


ABOUT ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb was born on Long Island and is one of the most influential cartoonists of the underground era as the cartoonist behind Dirty Laundry Comics and Arcade; a contributor to Wimmen’s Commix; cofounder of Twisted Sisters; editor of the anthology Weirdo and author of the graphic memoir Need More Love. Since the 1990s, she has lived in the south of France with her husband Robert Crumb. In 2017, the David Zwirner Gallery in New York held a joint exhibition of their artwork: Aline Kominsky-Crumb & R. Crumb: Drawn Together.


ABOUT HILLARY CHUTE:
Hillary Chute is the author of, most recently, Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere (HarperCollins, 2017). Her other books include Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form; Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists; and Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics. A Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern University, she is also Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus and co-editor of Comics & Media: A Critical Inquiry Book. She has written for publications including Artforum, Bookforum, The New York Review of Books, and Poetry.

New D+Q: Von Spatz by Anna Haifisch


Von Spatz is officially out today! Get your hand on a copy to discover the hilarious and somewhat sad story of Walt Disney's stay at the Von Spatz Rehabilitation center, after his infamous nervous breakdown.


With a campus that includes studio buildings, a gallery, an art supply store, a hot dog booth, and a penguin pool, the clinic is a paradise for artists in crisis. There Disney meets Tomi Ungerer and Saul Steinberg, and together, they embark on a regimen of relaxation and art therapy.



Haifisch looks at the fervent drive and crippling insecurities of the average artist and places those same issues on the shoulders of three celebrated 20th century artists. Part study of isolation, part tale of a begrudging camaraderie, daily life at the center mixes with reminiscences from the world outside. Wryly written, precisely composed, and glowingly coloured, Von Spatz is a hilarious, heartwarming absurdist tale.

*TONIGHT* Dimitri Nasrallah launches The Bleeds



Please join us for an evening of conversation, reading, and book signing as we celebrate the launch of award-winning author Dimitri Nasrallah's latest novel, The Bleeds. The evening will be hosted by Christopher DiRaddo.

About the novel:
From the author of the acclaimed Niko comes an allegory of power and privilege resurrected from the thwarted ideals of the Arab Spring. In The Bleeds, Nasrallah overturns the political thriller to focus on the corroded power structures framing the lives of those most affected by war and insurrection.

For half a century, the Bleeds have ruled with an iron fist. Once hailed as the founders of an independence movement, they’ve long since cemented into corrupt autocrats upheld by the foreign investors who manage their region’s uranium trade. The aging Mustafa Bleed orchestrated the election of his son, Vadim, but Vadim’s first term has proven he’s more interested in the casinos of Monaco than his new role as leader. Now that an election has set the stage for revolt, opposition leaders, foreign diplomats, and journalists are fomenting a revolution against the Bleeds. All the while, father and son grapple with bonds of love, loyalty, betrayal, and paranoia.



About the author:
Born in Beirut during Lebanon's civil war, Dimitri Nasrallah moved to Canada in 1988. His second novel, Niko, won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has gone on to critical and commercial success in French. His debut, Blackbodying, won the McAuslan First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Grand prix du livre de Montréal. Fiction editor for Véhicule Press's Esplanade Books imprint since 2014, he is currently translating Éric Plamondon's 1984 Trilogy from French to English. The Bleeds is his third novel.

About the host:
Christopher DiRaddo is the author of The Geography of Pluto. He has also published four short stories in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning First Person Queer. He is the founder and host of The Violet Hour reading series.

*TONIGHT* Eleanor Davis launches Why Art?



Join Eleanor Davis as she presents her newest book, Why Art? A work of art unto itself, Why Art? is part pseudo-serious artistic philosophy and part surrealist narrative that seeks to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. The launch will take place at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Thursday, March 8th, at 7pm. Any and all are welcome!

What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis leavens her exploration of these concepts with a sense of humour and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worthy of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.



Eleanor Davis has been honoured by the Eisner Awards and has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Her works include How to Be Happy (Fantagraphics Books, 2014) and You & a Bike & a Road (Koyama Press, 2017), and she contributed a short piece to the acclaimed comics anthology NOW (Fantagraphics, 2017). She lives in Athens, GA with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing.


International Women's Day

We have made this post to celebrate women writers and women through out history who have persisted. We are proud that our adult and children bookstores carry a wide selection of a diverse and inclusive list of women writers. At Drawn and Quarterly everyday is International Women's Day! Here is a sampling of some of our favourite fiction, non-fiction, children literature, and graphic novels written by women.

FICTION

English


1. Ali Smith, Winter
2. Kim Fu, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
3. Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties


French



1. Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, La femme qui fuit
2. Heather O'Neill, Hôtel Lonely Hearts
3. Chloé Savoie-Bernard, Des femmes savantes


NON-FICTION



1. Erin Wunker, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy 
2. Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undooing
3. Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto

GRAPHIC NOVELS

English


1. Leslie Stein, Present
2. Anneli Furmark, Red Winter
3. Lynda Barry, The Good Times are Killing Me

French


1. Julie Delporte, Moi aussi je voulais l'emporter
2. Pénélope Bagieu, Culottées 2; Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu'elles veulent
3.Collectif, Dictionnaire critique du sexisme linguistique (Non-fiction)

Young Reader


1. Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Princesses Behaving Badly
2. Mariko Tamaki, This One Summer
3. Victoria Jamieson, Roller Girl

CHILDREN BOOKS



1.Andrea Beaty, Ada Twist, Scientist
2. Elise Gravel, Je veux un monstre!
3. Kai Cheng Thom, From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

CHILDREN NON-FICTION



1. Lisa Charleboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
2. Malala Yousafzai, Malala's Magic Pencil
3. Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo
4. Vashti Harrison, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History



1. Julia Pierpont, The Little Book of Feminist Saints
2. Linda Skeers, Women Who Dared
3. Kate Schatz, Rad Women Worldwide
4. Kay Woodward, What Would She Do?

French


1. Till Lukat, Dures à cuire
2. Lucile De Peslouan, Pourquoi Les Filles Ont Mal Au Ventre?
3. Catherine Girard-Audet, L'ABC des filles


THANK YOU!!


*TONIGHT* Exquisite Corpse (Drawn & Quarterly x Metatron) Nuit Blanche en Montréal 2018



In tandem with Nuit Blanche, Mile End bookshop Librairie Drawn & Quarterly partners with Montreal-based publisher Metatron for a gathering of nighthawks and poets. Festival-goers are invited to experience 'Exquisite Corpse'—a surreal evening of collective curiosity. Known for their unique and dynamic events, Metatron has curated an evening that will not only feature an interactive, digital, collective writing experiment, but also a marathon-style reading featuring a dozen young, local writers. Come for a bit or stay for the whole thing! We have a numinous evening in the works to stimulate your mind with exquisite musings!

Drawn & Quarterly, librairie du Mile-End, s’associe à l’éditeur indépendant montréalais Metatron pour un rassemblement de noctambules et de poètes. Les festivaliers sont invités à participer à « cadavre exquis », un jeu d’écriture collectif surréaliste. Des auteurs de Metatron nous feront le plaisir d’une lecture et dirigeront un atelier d’écriture « alt ».


○○○ FEATURING ○○○


○ ALEX MANLEY | 'We Are All Just Animals & Plants' (Metatron)

○ ASHLEY OBSCURA | 'I Am Here' (Metatron)

○ CASON SHARPE | 'Our Lady of Perpetual Realness and Other Stories' (Metatron)

○ DAPHNÉ B | Delete (L'Oie de Cravan)

○ FAWN PARKER | 'Looking Good and Having a Good Time' (Metatron)

○ JAKE BYRNE | 'The Tide' (Rahila's Ghost Press)

○ JUPITER BROWN

○ KLARA DU PLESSIS | 'Ekke' (Palimpsest Press) and 'Wax Lyrical' (Anstruther Press)

○ LAUREN TURNER | We’re Not Going To Do Better Next Time (Knife/Fork/Book)

○ MARCELA HUERTA | 'Tropico' (Metatron)

○ NICKY TEE

○ RALITSA DONCHEVA

○ SADIE AVERY | 'Meanwhile, Elsewhere' (Topside Press)

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FREE! 11pm - 1am Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 @ La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly




Jeff Derksen Poetry Reading


On March 23rd, 2018 at 7 p.m., you are invited to join Jeff Derksen -- poet and co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing-- for a reading and conversation with Montréal writer and professor Gail Scott at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (176 Bernard O.).

Co-hosted by: Études anglaises at the Université de Montréal & the Canada Council for the Arts.


Jeff Derksen’s poetry books include The Vestiges, Transnational Muscle Cars, Dwell, Until, and Down Time. Recent poetry has been published in Tripwire and Politics/Letters. His critical books are After Euphoria, Annihilated Time: Poetry and other Politics and How High Is the City, How Deep Is Our Love. He collaborates with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber on visual and urban projects under the name Urban Subjects: their bookworks include The Militant Image Reader, Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade, Momentarily: Learning from Mega-events, and they recently edited a visual and poetics issue of Camera Austria on sincerity. He’s currently the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Simon Fraser University and is also on the Talonbooks poetry board. Outside of that, he works on housing issues and against gentrification.














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