PAST EVENTS

PQL @ Book Arts Fair

Arts and Letters Club

It was a pleasure to see everyone at the Bound Book Arts Fair! The wonderful event at the Arts and Letters Club featured a curated selection of vendors selling beautiful books and prints. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: The Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto, ON

Shane Neilson @ Art Bar Poetry Series

Art Bar Poetry Series

Shane Neilson read from his fantastic poetry collection, Dysphoria, as part of the Art Bar Poetry Series.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Where: Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto, ON
Cost: $5 at the door

For more information, visit the Art Bar website.

PQL @ Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Meet the Preses Indie Literary Market

PQL manned a table at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market at Trinity-St. Paul's United Church. Attendees were treated to all manner of books and bookish wares. Thanks for coming to say hello and get our hot-off-the-presses releases.

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Trinity St.-Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

John Reibetanz @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

The Porcupine's Quill was pleased to launch the latest in the Essential Poets series, The Essential John Reibetanz. Thank you all for stopping by for a wonderful celebration of poetry at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.

When: Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto, ON.

Tom Smart Presents James Reaney Memorial Lecture

Museum London

The annual James Reaney Memorial Lecture took place November 5 in London, Ontario. This year, PQL friend, author and gallery director Tom Smart presented "James Reaney’s Visual Art: Iconographies of his Imagination"—an examination of the sketches, drawings, and paintings that Reaney created in order to further explore the ideas in his writing.

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N., London, ON

Bruce Meyer @ Words Aloud Festival

Words Aloud

PQL author Bruce Meyer pareticipated in this year's Words Aloud Festival in Durham. He was joined by Janet Rogers and Carolyn Smart for a presentation of dazzling poetry.

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Words Aloud Main Stage, Durham Art Gallery, 251 George S. E., Durham, ON

Michael Harris @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

Michael Harris launched his PQL poetry book, The Gamekeeper along with friends from Véhicule Press. He read as part of the Véhicule Press Poetry Launch at Ben McNally Books along with Jim Johnstone and Marc di Saverio. Also reading were Robin Richardson and Catriona Wright. Carmine Starnino hosted the event.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St., Toronto, ON.

Porcupette Steph on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines"

Hunters Bay Radio

Our very own porcupette, Stephanie, was interviewed by Christine Cowley for Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines" on October 19. They talked about the business and process of publishing, and about what makes PQL so special.

When: Saturday, October 21, 8:00 a.m., rebroadcast Wednesday, October 25, 11:00 p.m.
Where: 88.7 FM, or listen online at www.huntersbayradio.com

Barbara Sibbald @ Ottawa Writers Festival

Ottawa Writers Festival

Barbara Sibbald, author of The Museum of Possibilities, participated in a fun event with the Ottawa Writers Festival. She joined Christine McNair (Charm) and Michael Blouin (Legend) for an event called Plan 99: Poetry and Prose at the Manx Pub.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Manx Pub, 370 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

For more information, check out the Ottawa Writers Festival website.

Margaret Gracie @ Canadian Authors Association Speak Easy

Canadian Authors Association

Margaret Gracie read from her novel-in-stories Plastic in her home town of Victoria. She participated in the Canadian Authors Association Victoria Speak Easy at the Good Earth Coffeehouse.

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse, 1971 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, BC

Margaret Gracie @ Halifax Public Library

Halifax Public Library

Native Haligonian and Dalhousie alumna Margaret Gracie was in her hometown to read from her new novel-in-stories, Plastic. Many thanks to the main branch of the Halifax Public Library for hosting the third stop on her book tour across four provinces.

When: Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 301, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS

UNB Poetry Weekend

Poetry Weekend

The University of New Brunswick held its annual Poetry Weekend September 30 to October 1. Participating this year were PQL authors and friends, including Brian Bartlett and Shane Neilson.

When: Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1, 2017, events at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Dr., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Tony Miller @ Guelph Black Heritage Society

Guelph Black Heritage Society

The Guelph Black Heritage Society and the Ontario Public Interest Research Group featured Tony Miller, author-artist of Daddy Hall at a talk on Saturday, September 30. Thanks to all who enjoyed the presentation and Q&A.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Guelph Black Heritage Society, 83 Essex St., Guelph, ON
Suggested Donation: $10

Margaret Gracie's Short Fiction Workshop @ Fog Lit

Fog Lit

Plastic author Margaret Gracie led a workshop at this year's Fog Lit Festival in Saint John, NB. Her workshop featured discussions and exercises related to short fiction writing.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Where: Saint John Free Public Library Atrium, 1 Market Square Saint John, NB

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

Margaret Gracie @ Fog Lit's Novel Tea

Fog Lit

Margaret Gracie, author of the collection Plastic, was on hand for the Fog Lit Festival's annual Novel Tea, featuring tea and discussion among a number of authors.

When: Friday, September 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Stone Church, 87 Carleton St., Saint John, NB

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

Barbara Sibbald @ Fog Lit's Words and Wine

Fog Lit

Barbara Sibbald joined a panel of writers for Fog Lit's Words and Wine event.

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Shadow Lawn Inn, 3180 Rothesay Rd., Saint John, NB

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

Barbara Sibbald's Writing and Editing Workshop @ Fog Lit

Fog Lit

The Museum of Possibilities author Barbara Sibbald ran a workshop at this year's Fog Lit Festival in Saint John, NB. She gave an excellent presentation on the effects of editing and collaboration in creative writing projects.

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Where: Saint John Free Public Library Atrium, 1 Market Square Saint John, NB

For more information, visit the Fog Lit website.

PQL @ Word on the Street Toronto

Word on the Street Toronto

The Porcupine's Quill was back manning a table at Word on the Street Toronto this year. It was a scorcher, but it was great to see you all there!

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W., Toronto, ON

Shane Neilson @ Red Head Gallery

Red Head Gallery

Shane Neilson was at the Red Head Gallery on September 23, participating in the closing performance of Jack Butler’s art exhibition, Blindfold.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Red Head Gallery website.

Margaret Gracie @ Perfect Books

Perfect Books

Margaret Gracie was in Ottawa to promote her book, Plastic, with a meet and greet at Perfect Books. The store put on a wonderful setup. Thanks to the staff and to the visitors who made the day a success.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Perfect Books, 258 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

Shane Neilson @ Couplets Reading Series

Couplets Reading Series

Thanks to all those Londoners who stopped by the Couplets Reading Series to hear Shane Neilson read from his latest book of poetry, Dysphoria. Also featured was Emma Croll-Baehre.

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Where: The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St., London, ON

For more information, visit the Couplets Reading Series website.

PQL @ Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Porcupine's Quill was pleased to return to the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to take part in the Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair. It was a joy to visit the beautiful library and browse the wares of some of Canada's celebrated small and fine presses. Great to catch up with book friends, too!

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St., Toronto, ON

Bookmark for Sailor Girl

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 10:45 am Project Bookmark Canada unveiled a Bookmark for Sheree-Lee Olson's debut novel Sailor Girl.

The Bookmark is positioned at Lock 8 on the Welland Canal in Port Colborne. Author Sheree-Lee Olson and Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey were both in attendence.

For more information of Project Bookmark Canada, check out their website here.

Check out the news story on The Source here.

Bookmark for Sailor Girl

Miranda Hill, executive director of Project Bookmark Canada with Sheree-Lee Olson and Mayor Vance Badawey.

Steamer

May 15 2009: Rideau Hall

Tim and Elke at Rideau Hall.

Tim and Elke Inkster at Rideau Hall, 15 May, 2009.

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.