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Book Bundle Giveaway: The Collected Works of P. K. Page

We here at the Quill are proud to announce that Triptych: Selected Fiction of P. K. Page is officially in print.

Triptych

Triptych is a handsome edition that combines Page’s novel, The Sun and the Moon with twelve short stories and a series of linked narratives entitled You Are Here. Basically, it’s a one-stop-shop for fans of fiction who appreciate unique lyricism and provocative explorations of charged ideas.

One of the most interesting things about the book for me is the way in which the themes and images throughout this volume echo some of the themes and images that Page deals with in her poetry and in her visual art. It is fascinating to watch her development as a writer of fiction, but it is even more compelling to place this evolution alongside her other methods of self-expression, particularly her journals.

In keeping, we’ve decided to give one lucky winner a five-book bundle containing each of the volumes that have so far been published in the Collected Works of P. K. Page series.

This book bundle includes:

Want to win? It’s easy!

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook or Twitter
2. earn up to four entries by visiting us Facebook, tweeting on Twitter, or learning more about Triptych on our website. (Do all three and unlock a bonus entry!)
3. log out of the form to submit your entry

The winner will be contacted by email next week. (Open to residents of the United States and Canada.)

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PortraitI have my fingers crossed for each and every one of you! And remember, even if you don’t win, you can purchase each of these title in print or in our ebook store.

Best of luck,Steph


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 12 Jan 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Hope these links whet your appetite for bookish news this week. Be sure to stop by again next week for a fresh helping.

Have a great weekend,sig


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2017: Year in Review

It’s been another whirlwind year at the Quill—just how we like it! There have been so many opportunities to get out and interact with our fellow book lovers at home and abroad. Take a step back in time with us as we remember some of the highlights of this past year.

Seth holds a copy of Palookaville.

February 19, 2017: Opening reception for an exhibition entitled “Heading to Palooka-Ville: Seth and the Art of the Graphic Novel” at the Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives in Brampton. Seth holds Tom Smart’s book Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography. Photo by Custodio’s Photography Studio Inc., courtesy of PAMA.

April 29, 2017: An impressive array of exhibitors—from printers to book binders to paper makers—flocked to the annual Grimsby Wayzgoose.

June 1, 2017: This year’s BookExpo took place at the Javits Center in New York. A fantastic show, as well as this porcupette’s first visit to the Big Apple.

June 10, 2017: It was unbelievably hot in the Windy City, but I still enjoyed the trip to Chicago for the Printers Row Lit Fest.

July 16, 2017: I had a fantastic time at the Detroit Book Fest. So many book lovers crowded Eastern Market to soak in the literary atmosphere.

Fisher Library

September 9, 2017: Who doesn’t love the view at the Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair?

Leon Rooke, Tim Inkster, Doug Gibson

September 24, 2017: Leon Rooke, Tim Inkster and Doug Gibson look pretty happy at Word on the Street Toronto—despite the fact that it was the hottest day of the year! Photo by Don McLeod.

Paul Dutton, Allan Briesmaster, Hugh Thomas

November 18, 2017: Paul Dutton of Underwhich Editions talks to Allan Briesmaster of Quattro Books and writer Hugh Thomas at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market. Photo by Don McLeod.

Bound Book Arts Fair

December 2, 2017: A bird’s eye view of the Bound Book Arts Fair. Also proof that the Great Hall at the Arts and Letters Club is sorta like Canadian Hogwarts. Photo by Don McLeod.

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Thank you all so much for making 2017 such a fun year! We hope to see you all very soon, perhaps at some of our various literary events cropping up in 2018.

Cheers,Steph


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 05 Jan 2018

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Welcome one and all to our very first update of 2018! Hope to see you around this year. 🙂

All the best,sig


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An Open Letter to Winter, and Other News for January (Including a Giveaway…)

What follows is an open letter to the winter season from Porcupette Steph, typing with frozen fingers from the frozen wasteland that is Southwestern Ontario at this point in time.

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For the past few weeks, glacial temperatures have invaded my little (and usually temperate) corner of Southwestern Ontario. As a resident of the so-called Banana Belt, I feel entitled to whine about this.

Dear Winter—

I want to offer my sincere thanks that you took the time to visit this holiday season. I, like so many others, dreamt of that oft-carolled-about White Christmas, and boy, did you ever deliver! Big, gorgeous globs of snowflakes danced through the air on the 24th and 25th, along with visions of sugarplums, and at one point, also, my life, which flashed before my eyes while the proverbial four-wheel family sleigh fishtailed wildly on the 401.

So. Thanks for that.

To be fair, your biting winds made it all the more compelling to snuggle up inside with a book and a blanket or four, and to rest by the merrily crackling fire, adding that little bit of extra light and life to the room you darkened even before the clock struck 5:00 p.m. Your grey, overcast demeanour was, by the way, a perfect reminder to pipe down and dull our holiday spirits just a bit, at the risk of offending the holiday grinches among us.

In the end, Winter, we’ve enjoyed your company. But please, we beg you. Go home.

Cheers,

Porcupette Steph

 

What’s happening this month….

At PQL.

The shop will be busy this January printing, sewing and binding Richard Teleky’s fascinating book of criticism, Ordinary Paradise. Look for first copies in the next few weeks.

Also at the Quill…

* * * BREAKING GIVEAWAY ALERT! * * *

PQL Holiday Giveaway Week 4

Happy New Year everyone! As a special gift, we’re wrapping up (see what I did there?) our PQL Holiday Giveaways with a gift for each and every one of you loyal PQL fans.

What is it, you ask? Well, we’re happy to announce a brand new addition to our digital STICKY fingers imprint with The Fleming Files: Allan Fleming’s Life & Works. This eBook is chock full of Canadian design history, focusing on the career of Allan Fleming, a prolific and highly respected graphic designer. It features eleven articles that explore all aspects of Fleming’s work, and over fifty images to add illustrative accompaniment.

Everyone’s a winner! To download your free eBook:

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. earn your download by completing any of the actions below, then clicking “continue”
3. click the green “Download” button to take you to the download
4. you can log into Dropbox to load the files there, or click the link “No thanks, continue to view” to download the file directly to your computer.
5. use the sf5_epub.epub file if you want to view the eBook on your personal computer, or on an iPad, Kobo, or Android device. Use the sf5_mobi.mobi file if you want to view it on a Kindle.

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Enjoy your free eBook!

OK, that was fun. Now back to business.

 

In the world.

If you’ve made any New Years resolutions, don’t worry—January 17th is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day, so you only have to stick it out for about half a month.

Here’s a holiday not to be missed. January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Even if they do chew up your fence and destroy your trees.

And finally, January 31st is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. I just love the sound of that! Plus, we’ve got lots of art to inspire your heart

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From the porcupette’s corner.

To be honest, I haven’t felt particularly productive lately. There is certainly something about the holiday season that keeps us distracted. Plus, we’re all prone to getting pulled to and fro to various social engagements as friends and family from abroad descend upon us in one fell swoop!.

But I resolve (not New Years Resolution resolve—more like, a vague desire to do better resolve) to crack down on the old to-do list, no matter how distressingly long it is. I’ve already done some plotting as to how I can best tackle it all. I’m convinced that the key to success is to get some early wins under my belt by taking care of some of the smaller tasks, before confronting the much bigger, lengthier ones.

PortraitWhat’s your strategy for getting stuff done? I encourage you to share your pearls of wisdom—I definitely need them!

Until next time,Steph


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 29 Dec 2017

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup. Have a great weekend!

Cheers,sig


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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.