UPCOMING EVENTS

Frances Boyle @ TWUC Webinar

Seeking Shade

Frances Boyle, author of the short story collection Seeking Shade, will be taking part in an upcoming webinar offered by the Writers' Union of Canada entitled "Construction of a Story Arc: In Conversation with Danuta Gleed Winners and Finalists". She will be joined by fellow finalists Jack Wang and Sidura Ludwig. The event will be hosted by Lesley Choyce.

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3:00 p.m. ET
Where: Zoom
Registration: $10 (or free for TWUC members) by registering via Eventbrite

For more information, visit the TWUC website

Mark Frutkin Zoom Reading

The Artist and the Assassin

Mark Frutkin will holding an online event including a reading from The Artist and the Assassin, short essays from his upcoming collection The Walled Garden and snippets of his work in progress, set in Tan Dynasty China, tentatively entitled The Accidental Hermit.

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Zoom (contact PQL or the author for the event link)

Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker

Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era

Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker is a documentary by Jeff Winch that explores the work of PQL friend George A. Walker. There will be a free preview of the film for friends and supporters taking place in May to thank cast, crew, participants and others instrumental in the film.

When: Friday, May 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Royal Cinema, 606 College St., Toronto, ON

Mark Frutkin on the Ottawa International Writers Festival Podcast

The Artist and the Assassin

Mark Frutkin will be interviewed as part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival podcast. Tune in to Mark and host Susan Johnston as they chat about Mark's latest novel, The Artist and the Assassin.

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 12:01 p.m.
Where: Online

For more details, visit the Ottawa International Writers Festival website.

George A. Walker Written in Wood: Visual Narratives with a Canadian Cut

Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era

Wood engraver George A. Walker is the artist behind several wordless novels, including his most recent, Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era. He'll be presented a talk, hosted by the Alcuin Society, talking about the importance of wordless graphic narratives in the context of contemporary Canadian culture, political history and biography.

When: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Zoom
Tickets: Available via Eventbrite

For more information about this event, see the event details on Eventbrite.

PQL @ The Word on the Street Toronto

Word on the Street

The Porcupine's Quill will be participating in The Word on the Street festival marketplace in Toronto this June. In 2022, the book festival will be taking place at Queen's Park, so join us in the open air and avail yourself of the opportunity to catch up on all manner of enticing books.

When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2022
Where: Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON
Info: The Word on the Street Toronto website

PQL @ Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Porcupine's Quill will be on hand at this year's Small and Fine Press Fair, taking place at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto. Stop by to see a full slate of printers and bookmakers in a truly gorgeous setting!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: 120 St. George St., Toronto, 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.

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