May 2016



Saturday, April 30, 2016   

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,
a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies)
by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day.
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.
Please visit here for more information & to see the authors appearing at Epic Books.

During the months of April- July
are happy to be partnering with the Palliative Care division of McMaster University,
Hamilton Public Library, and P.D. Dermody Funeral Homes
to present the second annual
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative
The program will include book club discussion on the three featured books;
a Death Cafe; lectures; a film; and more.
Please visit our Something to Talk About page for full details.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30pm
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 here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alumnus, 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 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 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.

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



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