June 2016

05/21/2016

 
Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome

Friday, June 3 at 7pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library presents
An Evening for Book Lovers.
The evening will feature the announcement of the book selected for the 2016 Hamilton Reads campaign; book readings; and an opportunity for guests to chat with some of the wonderful authors and poets who call Hamilton home.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd, Hamilton Room)
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at HPL or at the bookstore.
Please see here for additional details.


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.


Throughout the month of June
there will be events as part of the
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative,
presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Division; Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and P.X. Dermody Funeral Home.

These events include a free public showing of the film The Book Thief;
a book club discussion of the novel Extraordinary;
a Death Cafe; and a  lecture on physician hastened death.
For additional details, please see the Something to Talk About page.


Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm
We will be on hand as Core Collaborative Learning teams up with local Indigenous organizations and individuals,
The Good Shepherd, McMaster University, and BC author, Lorimer Shenher (This Lonely Stretch of Hell)
to present the Indigenous Intersections Forum.
Organizers invite you to attend the forum to learn about Indigenous history, the legacy of colonialism, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and what it all means for our work in Hamilton.
Reflect and engage each other in dialogue to develop ways to incorporate the ideology of reconciliation and the TRC’s Calls to Action into your work and personal lives as Canadians.
There will be food, a whole day of dialogue and learning together, book signings, and excellent opportunities to network and be part of these exciting changes happening across Canada.
Honouring the Circle (21 Rosedene, Hamilton)
Tickets $20.
For additional information, or to register please contact cgately@gsch.ca



August 16-21, 2016
We will be in Newfoundland for the annual
Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year include: Madeleine Thien; Guy Vanderhaeghe;
Lawrence Hill; Donna Morrissey;
Ed Riche; and more.
Musicians appearing include: Ron Sexsmith; Ameila Curran; Stephen Fearing;  Hamilton's own Diane Panton; and more.
For additional information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please see the
Writers at Woody Point Festival website here.


We are already hard at work planning our fall season and it's shaping up to be quite exciting.
Please watch here for details, or sign up for our monthly events newsletter.


 

Mid-Late May 2016

05/09/2016

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to be taking part in a Westdale Poetry Night featuring
award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm

The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be discussing her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Jeanie Macfarlane Westdale blogger and avid reader.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Sorry for any inconvenience.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO)
performs the premier of Sidewalk Flowers by Abigail Richardson-Schulte,
based on the Governor General’s Award-winning picture book by Hamilton poet, JonArno Lawson.
This wordless book comes to life as the touching story is told with voice without words, string quartet, piano, electronics and on-screen illustrations. A premiere by Hamilton-based composer John Laing adds to this intriguing program of poetry and voice, while HPO Principal Flutist Leslie Newman performs Kaija Saariaho’s work for flute and electronics.
McMaster LiveLab (McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West)
80 seats available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.