August 2016

08/09/2016

 
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.


Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2pm
We are delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Hamilton Public Library, Dr Disc and Biblioasis Press
to present an afternoon of music history during the city's Supercrawl Weekend.
Please join us to hear
author Ray Robertson discuss his most recent book,
The Lives of the Poets (With Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music.
Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
This event is free and everyone is welcome.


Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
We are delighted to be participating in our 8th annual Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories.
This daylong all ages festival features over 25 of Canada's leading children's writers, illustrators, musicians and storytellers.
Authors appearing this year include: Barbara Reid; Jeremy Tankard; Gillian Chan; Kenneth Oppel; Vikki Van Sickle; Shane Peacock; Kevin Sylvester; Ruth Ohi, and more.
See the Telling Tales website here for additional details.
Westfield Heritage Village (Rocton)
Free Admission.


Wednesday, September 21 2016 at 7pm
Our friends at Guernica
Editions wanted to celebrate Hamilton's growing literary scene,
so they have joined us to welcome a cast of local writers for a special Authors After Hours night.
The night will feature: Michael Mirolla (Torp); Laurence Hutchman (Two Maps of Emery); Chris Pannell (Love, Despite the Ache); Bernadette Rule (Earth Day in Leith Churchyard); Ellen S. Jaffe (Skinny-dipping With the Muse); Sky Gilbert (Sad Old Faggot); and Krista Foss (Smoke River).
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
Our friends at the Hamilton Poetry Centre kick off their 2016/ 2017 season
with a reading by
Cecily Nicholson (From the Poplars)
There will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6pm
We are delighted to be collaborating with our friends at Matapa Music & Arts Organization
as they present Roots en Route Arts Festival 2016.
Join us for an illuminating discussion of the barriers and challenges
faced by Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC)
working in a range of media.
Panelists will be authors Tom Cho (Look Who's Morphing) and Farzana Doctor (All Inclusive),
and media producer, datajie green.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton Room)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7pm
It gives us great pleasure to partner with our friends at Penguin Random House of Canada and Westdale Secondary School to present an evening of literature featuring anticipated new works by Canadian writers:
Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Spawning Ground); Steven Price (By Gaslight); Kevin Patterson (News from the Red Desert).
Westdale Secondary School (700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10

Net ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to Project Bookmark Canada.


Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2pm
The 2016 Short Works Prize Awards will be presented.
Please join us to help celebrate with community members who submitted their writing for consideration
for this years awards in various categories.
The SWP is sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Bvd., Hamilton Room)
Free, everyone welcome.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes guest poet,
Fred Wah (Scree: Selected Early Poems)
here will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library marks the end of the 2016
Hamilton Reads series with featured author
Lawrence Hill (The Illegal)
Please visit the HPL website for times, locations and to register.




 


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