Ian Hampton @ RBC Taylor Prize Finalists in Conversation

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Jan in 35 Pieces author Ian Hampton will join his fellow RBC Taylor Prize-shortlisted authors Bill Gaston (Just Let Me Look at You), Kate Harris (Lands of Lost Borders), Elizabeth Hay (All Things Consoled) and Darrel McLeod (Mamaskatch) for a panel discussion on their works of literary non-fiction. The discussion will be moderated by Toronto Star Books Editor Deborah Dundas.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

For more information, and to reserve your FREE ticket, visit the Toronto Festival of Authors website.

Ian Hampton @ Ben McNally RBC Taylor Prize Brunch

Ben McNally Books

Ian Hampton will also participate in this year's Ben McNally RBC Taylor Prize Brunch, an event that sees each of the five RBC Taylor Prize-shortlisted authors give a 10 to 15 minute talk/presentation following a served brunch. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Vanity Fair Ballroom, The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E., Toronto, ON
Tickets: $60, available via Eventbrite

For more information, and to purchase your ticket, visit the event listing on Eventbrite.

PQL @ Grimsby Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Mark your calendars for the annual Grimsby Wayzgoose! Always held on the last Saturday in April, the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair showcases the wares private press printers, bookbinders, and other artisans. Come on by and shop some truly unique bookish finds.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

For more information, visit the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair website.

Jeffery Donaldson Launches Viaticum @ The Printed Word

The Printed Word

Jeffery Donaldson will be launching his new book of musings on writing and life, Viaticum, at The Printed Word, a lovely independent bookstore in Dundas. Reading alongside Jeffery will be poets Marilyn Gear Pilling and Roy Adams. Stop by to pick up your copy of Viaticum and to get it signed!

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Printed Word, 69 King St. W., Dundas, ON

Mark Frutkin @ Lit Live Reading Series

Lit Live Reading Series

Mark Frutkin will be reading from his latest novel The Rising Tide as part of the Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

PQL @ Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

The Porcupine's Quill is pleased to open its doors to the public on Saturday, June 8 as part of the annual cultural event Doors Open. Visit us in Erin Village to see how the magic happens!

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Porcupine's Quill, 68 Main St., Erin, ON

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.