April 2016



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
For our last installment of the inaugural Process Project, Tor arrives to get you thinking about what it means to be a multi-disciplinary artist. Tor will help you unearth the rhythms buried in your spoken language so you can construct a simple, usable performance-ready song. No one will be forced to sing; but some will be inspired to do so!

The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25

Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.

Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis; Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with
, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the debut adult fiction by
Hamilton author and renaissance man
Gary Barwin
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Reception, book reading and music by special guest Tiny Bill Cody
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. For more information see here.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening,
in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints, Unexpected.
Please join us for this exciting book launch reception.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7pm
Death: Something to Talk About, A Reading Initiative
returns for a second year.
Join us for the first event in the series,
a book club discussion of the Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Hamilton Central Library (4th floor, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
This book series is presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Department, Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and
P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes.
For more information about the Death: Something To Talk About reading initiative,
or the books selected this year,  please see here.

Saturday, April 30, 2016    10am-4pm
We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library
to take part in national Authors for Indies Day.
Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors, have a chat and get book recommendations from them.
This event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include: Lawrence Hill (10-12); Gary Barwin (11-1); Ellen Jaffe (2-4); Bernadette Rule (10-12); Janet Turpin Myers (2-4); Brent van Staalduinen (12-2); Gillian Chan (10-12); Sally Cooper (2-4); Bonnie Lendrum (12-2);  Miranda Hill (10-12), and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (time tbc)
Former Hamiltonian, Robin Stevenson
will be in town to promote her new book for young readers,
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Education Centre, lobby (20 Education Court., Hamilton)
off Upper Wentworth, across from Limeridge Mall.
Free, everyone welcome.
Thank you to HWDSB for their generous support of this event.

Friday May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016
We will be on hand as McMaster University Department of English & Cultural Studies presents
History, Memory & Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference

featuring authors: Padma Viswanathan; Farzana Doctor;
Eisha Marjara and
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
(175 Longwood 
Road South, Hamilton)
This conference is free to attend, but participants must register by April 15 here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alum, Simon Choa-Johnston
returns to Hamilton for the release of his novel, House of Wives.
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company (65 Hatt St., Dundas)
Free, everyone welcome.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We will be at Westdale Secondary School as they host an evening of poetry. 
Award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver will be 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 in town to discuss her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Humber College professor and avid reader, Wendy O'Brien.
Hamilton Central Library Auditorium (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (proceeds to the Short Works Prize)
This event is presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library, HarperCollins Canada and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine- in support of Hamilton's Short Works Prize.

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



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