JonArno Lawson @ Children's Books Ireland International Conference

Children's Books Ireland International Conference

PQL friend JonArno Lawson will visit the Emerald Isle for the 2016 Children's Books Ireland International Conference. He'll be talking about collaboration with illustrator Sydney Smith for his book Sidewalk Flowers (Groundwood, 2015). You may recall he's also collaborated with Alec Dempster for a couple of books with PQL ... namely Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box and the upcoming collection, The Hobo's Crowbar.

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7, IE

For more on the conference, visit the Children's Books Ireland Facebook page.

Joe Rosenblatt @ Word on the Street Saskatoon

Word on the Street Saskatoon

The Bird in the Stillness author Joe Rosenblatt is on the roster for this year's Word on the Street Saskatoon. He will take part in "Sonnets, Mothers and Others" a presentation in which "two poets confront monumental forces in the universe while juggling metaphorical grenades without blindfolds." The event will also feature poet Allan Safarik (Famous Roadkill) and will be followed by a book signing.

When: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Odyssey Tent, 23rd St. E and 4th Ave. N, Saskatoon, SK

For more on this year's event, check out the Word on the Street Saskatoon website.

PQL @ Word on the Street Toronto

Word on the Street

The Porucpine's Quill is pleased to be attending the fabulous Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival in Toronto. Be sure to visit us at Harbourfront Centre to check out our wares and to bask in the book-fuelled atmosphere. We'll be at Booth # 155!

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Read more information about the event on the Word on the Street website.

Joe Rosenblatt @ Fat Oyster Reading Series

Fat Oyster Reading Series

Joe Rosenblatt will be reading from his lovely and thought-provoking book of poetry, The Bird in the Stillness, as part of the Oyster Bay Reading Series at Fanny Bay Hall. Also featured are Kelly Madden (Rabbit Punch) and Fred Stenson (Who By Fire).

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fanny Bay Hall, 7793 Island Highway, Fanny Bay, BC

For more information, visit the Fat Oyster Facebook page.

Shane Neilson & Jim Johnstone @ Confederation Centre Public Library

Confederation Centre Public Library

Shane Neilson and Jim Johnstone will hit the road on an east coast reading tour. They'll be stoping at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown to read from On Shaving Off His Face and The Essential D. G. Jones respectively.

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Confederation Centre Public Library, 145 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PE

Shane Neilson & Jim Johnstone @ Attic Owl Reading Series

Attic Owl Reading Series

PQL friends Shane Neilson (On Shaving Off His Face) and Jim Johnstone (The Essential D. G. Jones) will be in Moncton for the Attic Owl Reading Series this September. The long-running monthly reading series features established and up-and-coming writers and musicians.

When: TBA last week in September, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Café C’est la Vie, 785 Main Street, Moncton, NB

For more information, visit the Attic Owl Facebook page.

JonArno Lawson @ Fog Lit Festival

Fog Lit Festival

Join JonArno Lawson for storytime! He'll be on hand to read from his new book The Hobo's Crowbar at the Saint John Free Public Library.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Saint John Free Public Library, 1, Market Sq., Saint John, N.B.

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

Bruce Meyer @ Fog Lit Festival

Fog Lit Festival

Bruce Meyer will be joining the fun at this year's Fog Lit Festival in Saint John, New Brunswick. He'll be joined by Clyde Wray and Sandra Bell as well as musical guest Leo LaFleur.

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Saint John Free Public Library, 1, Market Sq., Saint John, N.B.

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

Shane Neilson @ Lit Live

Lit Live

On Shaving Off His Face author Shane Neilson will be participating in the Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton, Ontario. Stop by and see Shane! Also featured are Dick Capling, Melanie Mah, Kilby Smith-MacGregor James Lindsay, and Shawn Selway.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Staircase Café and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

You can learn more about the reading series at the Lit Live website.

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.