UPCOMING EVENTS

Tony Calzetta @ Welland Museum

Welland Museum

Tony Calzetta, the artist behind the wacky and wonderful artwork of Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices will be exhibiting his work alongside that of Quill friend Gabrielle de Montmollin at the Welland Museum. You'll see large works on canvas, drawings, photographs, prints and more!

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Where: The Welland Museum, 140 King St., Welland, ON

Seth's Palookaville @ PAMA

Peel Library Museum and Archives

PAMA will be hosting an exhibition considering the issue of self-identity in the artistic practice of graphic novelist Seth. The exhibition shares its roots with Tom Smart's recent monograph Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography.

When: Monday, February 6, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Where: Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON

For more information, visit the PAMA website.

R. Murray Schafer's Odditorium

Soundstreams

R. Murray Schafer, author of My Life on Earth and Elsewhere is known for his inventive musical compositions. Experience selections from his Patria cycle at Soundstreams's production, Odditorium.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Where: Crow's Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto, ON

Learn more about this event at the Soundstreams website.

Bruce Meyer in Windsor

Storytellers Book Store

Calling all CanLit Fans! Bruce Meyer will be in Windsor talk about his fascinating book, Portraits of Canadian Writers. Join us at Storytellers Book Store for some beautiful and iconic photographs of CanLit legends like Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Ray Robertson, Bronwen Wallace. You’ll also be treated to a variety of anecdotes that will reveal these authors’ personality, creativity and humour.

When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Storytellers Book Store, 1473 Ottawa St., Windsor, ON

Learn more at the event Facebook Page.

Tom Smart @ U of T

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto will hold a symposium on the work of the graphic novelist Seth. Entitled "Making History: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth," the event will feature Seth in conversation with fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge. Also making an appearance at the symposium is Tom Smart, author of Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography, who will be giving a short talk.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room JH 100, Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Events Page.

The Grand River Concert in Kitchener

The Grand River

You don't want to miss this fascinating presentation based on The Grand River. Marianne Brandis will read alongside wood engravings by Gerard Brender à Brandis and music by the Nota Bene Baroque Players. A treat for all the senses!

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, ON

Learn more about this event at the Nota Bene Baroque Players website.

JonArno Lawson @ UBC

UBC

JonArno Lawson will be visiting the students of the Masters of Arts in Children's Literature program at UBC to talk about his latest collection of poetry for children, The Hobo's Crowbar.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Multipurpose Room # 2012, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Bruce Meyer on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

Bruce Meyer will be on Christine Cowley's "Storylines" to talk about his new book, Portraits of Canadian Writers. Tune in to 88.7 FM Hunters Bay Radio to hear about this fantastic piece of CanLit history.

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM
Website: www.huntersbayradio.com

The show will be rebroadcast on 91.7 FM Erin Radio and 101.5 FM Mohawk College radio. Stay tuned for details.

Robyn Sarah @ Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library

Governor General's Award-winning poet Robyn Sarah will read from her poetry and speak about her experiences as a writer in an event called "Exchanging Notes" at the Toronto Reference Library. The interview will take place on March 23.

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd Floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Shane Neilson @ Pivot Reading Series

Pivot Reading Series

Dysphoria author Shane Neilson will be reading from his new book of poetry as part of the Pivot Reading Series. Also reading is Kevin Connolly.

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Learn more about this event at the Pivot website.

PQL @ the Grimsby Wayzgoose

Grimsby Wayzgoose

We're back! We'll be in Grimsby on the last Saturday in April for the 39th annual Grimsby Wayzgoose. We'll join printers, bookbinders, papermakers and other book arts enthusiasts at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for this fun one-day event. Stop by the PQL table to pick up the latest issue of the Devil's Artisan, DA 80!

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-grand-journey-tickets-27875213514

Learn more about this event at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery website.

Barbara Sibbald on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

Tune in to 88.7 FM Hunters Bay Radio as Barbara Sibbald drops by Christine Cowley's "Storylines". Barbara will be talking about her story collection The Museum of Possibilities.

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM
Website: www.huntersbayradio.com

The show will be rebroadcast on 91.7 FM Erin Radio and 101.5 FM Mohawk College radio. Stay tuned for details.

PQL Author-Artists @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

PQL artists will once again man a table at this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival. George A. Walker (Trudeau: La Vie en Rose), Steven McCabe (Never More Together) and Marta Chudolinska (Back + Forth) will be on hand to display their work at this celebration of comics, graphic novels and their creators.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and - Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Learn more about this event at the TCAF website.

George A. Walker on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

The incomparable George A. Walker will be taking radio by storm with a visit to Hunters Bay Radio (88.7 FM). Christine Cowley of "Storylines" will interview this gifted artist on his wordless novel The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM
Website: www.huntersbayradio.com

The show will be rebroadcast on 91.7 FM Erin Radio and 101.5 FM Mohawk College radio. Stay tuned for details.

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.