Rob Reid Interviewed on 98.5 CKWR


Robert Reid, author of Casting into Mystery spoke with Coral Andrews during Afternoon Drive with Coral Andrews on 98.5 CKWR, Kitchener-Waterloo's community radio station. Thanks for tuning in to hear about this beautiful book.

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 2:20 p.m.
Where: 98.5 CKWR, or listen live at

Jeffery Donaldson @ Cobourg's Third Thursday Reading Series

Cobourg Third Thursday Reading Series

Jeffery Donaldson, author of Fluke Print and Viaticum, took up the mantle of Guest Poet at Cobourg Poetry Workshop's Third Thursday Reading Series on February 20. Thanks to all who stopped by for an evening of poetry—and to pick up a signed book or two!

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Meet at 66 King East, 66 King St. E., Cobourg, ON

Rob Reid and Wesley Bates @ KW Flyfishers Club

Casting into Mystery

Rob Reid and engraver Wesley Bates gave presentation about their forthcoming book Casting into Mystery to the Kitchener-Waterloo Flyfishers Club. The event took place at the Albert McCormick Community Complex in Waterloo.

When: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Where: Albert McCormick Community Complex, 500 Parkside Dr., Waterloo, ON

PQL @ Bound Book Arts Fair

Arts and Letters Club

There were loads of unique and beautiful bookish treasure's at the Bound Book Arts Fair at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Books, prints, broadsides, ephemera and more populated the beautiful space. Thanks to all who stopped in!

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON

Rob Reid @ Forest City Fly Fishing Club

Casting into Mystery

Rob Reid presented a talk entitled "Tom Thomson as Canada's Most Famous Fly Fisherman" to the Forest City Fly Fishing Club in London. The talk was based on a chapter in the upcoming book Casting into Mystery.

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Western Ontario Fish & Game, 790 Southdale Rd. E., London, ON

Sharon Berg's Naming the Shadows Ontario Reading Tour

Naming the Shadows by Sharon Berg

Naming the Shadows author Sharon Berg toured in celebration of the publication of her short story collection in a number of Ontario venues.

Book Launch @ The Book Keeper
When: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Book Keeper, Northgate Plaza, 500 Exmouth St., Sarnia, ON

Writer in Residence @ Cardiff House
When: Monday, October 7 - Monday, October 14, 2019
Details: During her tenure as Writer in Residence at Cardiff House, Sharon will be holding a writing workshop and manuscript consultation. If interested, please contact the author here.

Reading @ Novel Idea Bookstore
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Novel Idea Bookstore, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON

The Word Is Wild Literary Festival
When: Sunday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cardiff Community Centre, 2747 Monck Rd., Cardiff, Haliburton County, ON

Oakville Literary Café Reading Series
When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., Oakville, ON

Reading @ Alvinston Library
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alvinston Library, 3251 River St., Alvinston, ON

Urban Folk Art Salon @ Mount Pleasant Library
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mount Pleasant Library, 599 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5

Author of the Month Reading
When: Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., Sarnia, ON

Lit Live Reading Series
When: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

Sharon Berg's Naming the Shadows BC Reading Tour

Naming the Shadows by Sharon Berg

Sharon Berg, author of the short story collection Naming the Shadows embarked on a reading tour in British Columbia to talk about—and read from—her story collection. She appeared at the following locales:

Spoken Ink Reading Series
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC

Reading @ Metrotown Indigo
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Metrotown Indigo, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Visiting Author @ Surrey Muse
When: Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rm. 405, Surrey Libraries City Centre Branch, 10350 University Dr., Surrey, BC

Poetic Justice Reading Series
When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC

Planet Earth Poetry Series
When: Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC

Daniel Bryant "What's Your Day Job?" Panel Discussion

Centre for Social Innovation Spadina

Daniel Bryant also took part in a panel discussion for Canadian Authors Association - Toronto members entitled "What’s your day job? Balancing writing and (other) paid work". He was joined by JF Garrard and Wendy Gruner at the Centre for Social Innovation on Spadina.

When: Thursday, November 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Centre for Social Innovation Spadina, Murray Building, 192 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

Daniel Bryant @ Perfect Books

Perfect Books

Daniel signed copies of his book Rerouted at Perfect Books in Ottawa on November 24. Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello and buy a copy!

When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Perfect Books, 258A Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Daniel Bryant @ Ottawa Small Press Book Fair

Ottawa Small Press Book Fair

Ottawa-area book lovers came together at 25th anniversary edition of the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair! Daniel Bryant attended this special event with copies of his book of stories, Rerouted, available for purchase in time for the holidays.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Ln., Ottawa, ON

For more information, consult the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair Facebook page.

PQL @ Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Meet the Presses

The Porcupine's Quill was pleased to participate in the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market on Saturday, November 16 at Trinity-St Paul's Centre in Toronto. There was eclectic mix of bookish amusements to be seen and purchased, and a great time was had by all.

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Meet the Presses website

Shane Neilson's East Coast Tour (Featuring Margin of Interest)

Margin of Interest by Shane Neilson

Margin of Interest author Shane Neilson will be touring the East Coast in celebration of three of his recent books: New Brunswick (Biblioasis), Constructive Negativity (Palimpsest Press) and Margin of Interest (The Porcupine's Quill). Catch him at the following events:

Reading @ Attic Owl Reading Series
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Café C'est la Vie, 785 Main St., Moncton, NB

Reading @ Petitcodiac Public Library
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Petitcodiac Public Library, 6 Kay St., Petitcodiac, NB

UNB Poetry Weekend
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
Where: Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton, 9 Bailey Dr., Fredericton, NB

Reading @ Lorenzo Reading Series
When: Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Beaverbrook House, UNB Saint John, 127 Carleton St., Saint John, NB

PQL @ Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair

Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair

The Howard Iron Works Printing Museum held the Second Annual print expo on Saturday, September 28. The Porcupine's Quill was thrilled to be on hand as a vendor at the fair. It was, as expected, an awesome environment celebrating fine printmaking, letterpress printing, typography, book arts, and printed ephemera!

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Howard Iron Works Printing Museum, 800 Westgate Rd., Oakville, ON

For more information, visit the Howard Iron Works website

PQL @ Word on the Street Toronto

Word on the Street Toronto

The Porcupine's Quill was pleased to be back at Word on the Street Toronto in 2019. We spent the day chatting with book lovers, authors and publishers, and of course, selling some books. Many thanks to all who visited us at booth 242A.

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.,Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Word on the Street Toronto website.

Book Launch for Daniel Bryant's Rerouted @ Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Dora Keogh Irish Pub

Daniel Bryant successfully launched his collection of stories Rerouted on September 15 at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub in Toronto. The event included a short reading from the book as well as live music. It was a great party!

When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON

PQL @ Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Porcupine's Quill once again attended the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library's Small and Fine Press Fair. It was a fantastic event with a great turnout in a fabulous setting. Hope to see you next time!

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St., Toronto, ON

Ian Hampton @ Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Jan in 35 Pieces author Ian Hampton, along with his editor, Barbara Nickel, participated in this year's Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC.

When: Friday, August 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Rockwood Centre, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave # 2, Sechelt, BC

For more information, please visit the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts website.

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

The Porcupine's Quill was back in the Motor City for the 3rd annual Detroit Bookfest, held at the famed Eastern Market. It was pleasent to see everyone who came to pick up new releases and old favourites—and to soak in the book-filled atmosphere!

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI, USA

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.


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.