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PQ Weekly Roundup: 26 May 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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I left you with a doozie, didn’t I? I’ll just let that percolate. Hope you enjoyed today’s bookish links, and I look forward to seeing you back next week.

Cheers,sig


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Out and About with the Quill: Grimsby Wayzgoose 2017

In case you missed it, this year’s Grimsby Wayzgoose was wonderful—full of cool bookish exhibitors and their beautiful wares. As usual, we made the trip and manned a table so that we could sell books and meet our devoted followers in the real world. Check out a few photos from the event:

Tim and Elke Inkster

Naturally, we brought along a delightful assortment of books to sell at the event.

Tim Inkster and Stephanie Small

Wood engraver Gerard Brender à Brandis, his dog Smudge, and author Marianne Brandis

There was an impressive array of exhibitors, from printers to book binders to paper makers.

Weathervane Press helped attendees make their own print. Poor inking and smudges are mine.

The Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild put together some mini-book binding kits. Looking forward to trying my hand at this!

 


Thanks to all who visited us at the event—it was great to meet you, or see you again as the case may be.

See you next year,


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 19 May 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.

 

Are you looking to diversify your reading list? Here are some books by Indigenous writers that you should consider picking up.

On a related topic, have you heard about the “Appropriation Prize” fiasco going on in CanLit circles right now? A case study in how not to react to a sensitive topic.

The Hobo’s Crowbar “does everything poetry should do, offering fresh perspectives on the familiar while teasing the imagination.” Great review for JonArno Lawson’s latest collection of poetry in Foreword Reviews.

Is there anyone among us who doesn’t agree that physical books are something special? This article in The Guardian muses on how “real” books have trumped ebooks.

So we had some pretty big news this week, with a little love for Margaret Avison’s poetry courtesy of Irish band U2. To celebrate, we made a commemorative broadside, which you can download for free!

 

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Thank you one and all for checking out this week’s best bookish links. Come back next week for more!

Happy long weekend,sig


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Free Download: Commemorative Margaret Avison Broadside

You may have heard talk of a little band called U2. You know, Bono, the Edge, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and such? Well, they’ve been in the news lately for their Joshua Tree Tour, and for featuring the poetry of several talented poets during their concerts. In keeping, we’re pleased to announce that the work of one of our very own PQL poets, Margaret Avison, is one of those featured during the performance!

To commemorate this event, Porcupine’s Quill Printer and Publisher Tim Inkster has designed a free, high-resolution printable broadside for all you Quill fans to enjoy.

‘Not the Sweet Cicely of Gerardes Herball’ first appeared inWinter Sun (Routledge, 1960) and then later in Always Now: Volume One (Porcupine’s Quill, 2003). This presentation is typeset in Junius, a letterform developed at the University of Virginia for use, primarily, by mediaevalists. The ornaments are courtesy of the graphic resource collection of The Devil’s Artisan.

Not the Sweet Cicely of Gerardes Herball

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We hope you enjoy this commemorative broadside. Be sure to check out some of Margaret Avison’s lovely works, such as The Essential Margaret Avison, and all of the volumes of Always NowOne, Two, and Three. You won’t regret it!

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 12 May 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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That’s it for book links this week. By the way, if you haven’t already entered our “Engravings from Shakespeare” book bundle giveaway, don’t miss out! Click here to enter today.

Have a great weekend,sig


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Book Bundle Giveaway: Engravings from Shakespeare

It’s not every day you get to bring back an old favourite in the publishing world. We welcome new books all the time, and we say goodbye to those that sadly go out of print.  Today, we have the great pleasure of welcoming back Gerard Brender à Brandis’s beautiful book, A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare—a book that is finally back in print!

We’re pretty stoked to remind Shakespeare fans and wood engraving aficionados of this wonderful and informative pair of books, and to whet your appetites, we’re giving one lucky winner a chance to win.

 

ENGRAVINGS FROM
SHAKESPEARE
BOOK GIVEAWAY

 

Brandis bundle

 

Want to win this awesome prize? 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 browsing our Gerard Brender à Brandis Page. (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.
 
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I have my fingers crossed for each and every one of you. Best of luck, and don’t forget to check out Gerard’s other wonderful books!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.