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Reading in the Time of Covid: On the Online Launch of Ed Seaward’s Fair

Last week marked a bit of a milestone for us at the Porcupine’s Quill, with our first ever online book launch. Ed Seaward launched his debut novel Fair on Zoom, to an audience of about four or five dozen attendees tuning in from the comforts of their own homes. Continue reading

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Book Cover Design 101: Tim Inkster Muses on the Design Process for Ed Seaward’s Fair

Fair is ostensibly a story about moral issues attached to the scourge of homelessness as set in southern California, with references to Milton’s Paradise Lost as a sub-text. I remember asking if Ed had thoughts about the sort of image that might be appropriate for the cover of his first published novel. (Authors have been known to cherish firm convictions on the subject.) Continue reading

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Meet the Press at … Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Now that Halloween’s over and we’ve officially had our first accumulating snowfall, a little holiday cheer is starting to seep in. Store displays are fully stocked with gift ideas and the colour red is overtaking all the fixtures in sight. … Continue reading

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Seasonally-Induced Rise-and-Shininess from the Porcupette, or, News for October at the Porcupine’s Quill

I have been waking up in the most unbelievably good mood all week. This is bizarre given the fact that my normal wake-up routine involves jolting awake to my alarm, clumsily making my bed—in the dark, mind you—as an early-morning … Continue reading

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Out and About with the Quill: Word on the Street Toronto 2019

It’s every reader’s dream—an event at which readers can meet great authors, chat with publishers, discover new reads and take part in literary conversations. Word on the Street Toronto took place this past Saturday, September 22 at Toronto’s lovely Harbourfront. After a … Continue reading

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Printing in Wonderland: Tim Inkster Muses on Howard Graphic Equipment/Howard Iron Works

The Porcupine’s Quill is pleased to be participating in the Second Annual Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Book Fair, which will take place on Saturday, September 28 at the Howard Iron Works Printing Museum in Oakville. If you are fascinated by … Continue reading

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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.