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Monday, March 3rd 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Class / Cours de Bande Dessinée - FULL
Mondays March 3, 10, 17 and 24th
Tom Devlin, the Creative Director for Drawn & Quarterly, former publisher of Highwater Books, and guest editor of The Comics Journal, will be teaching an intensive 4-week graphic novel course at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
The course will provide an overview of graphic novel history, an explanation of the tools of the trade, techniques in storytelling and cartooning, and, finally, the proper way to approach to approach a comics publisher with your graphic novel.
The workshop costs $200 for the whole session - this fee covers all supplies needed. Workshop participants obtain a 20% discount on all books at the store for the duration of the workshop. As always, we encourage you to come reserve your spot at the store with a deposit of $130 as soon as you can, the number of participants is limited!
Please note that this workshop is taught in English.
Les lundis 3, 10, 17 et 24 mars
Tom Devlin, directeur créatif de Drawn & Quarterly, éditeur du défund Highwater Books, et éditeur invité du Comics Journal, enseignera un cours intensif de bande dessinée sur quatre semaines à la Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
Cet atelier incluera l'apprentissage de l'histoire du roman graphique, une explication des outils du métier, une revue des techniques narratives et graphiques, et finalement une leçon sur la façon dont il faut approcher un éditeur avec son roman graphique.
Cet atelier coûte 200$ pour toute la session. Les participants de l'atelier ont droit à un rabais de 20% valide pour la durée de l'atelier. Pour vous inscrire, il suffit de passer par le magasin et de payer un dépôt de 130$. Venez vite, les places sont en nombre limité!
Veuillez noter que cet atelier se donne en anglais.
Friday, March 7th 7:00 PM
Gregory Benton launches B+F
We are delighted to welcome Gregory Benton to Montreal for the launch of B+F!
"B+F," Gregory Benton's MoCCA Award of Excellence-winning fable, explores an otherworldly forest with a woman and a dog as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. A wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation.
Tuesday, March 11th 6:30 PM
Atelier de Sérigraphie / Silkscreening Workshop!
Tuesdays March 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
This course with instructor Leyla Majeri will go over the basics of silk screening from start to finish. Participants (ages 15 and up) will go home with a completed project.
The workshop costs $125 for the whole session - this fee covers all supplies needed. Workshop participants obtain a 20% discount on all books at the store for the duration of the workshop. As always, we encourage you to come reserve your spot at the store with a deposit of $65 as soon as you can, the number of participants is limited!
Les mardis 11, 18, 25 mars
De 18h30 à 20h30
S.V.P. notez que ce cours est maintenant complet.
Ce cours donné par Leyla Majeri couvre toutes les bases de la sérigraphie. À la fin de l'atelier, les participants (15 ans et plus) repartent avec leur propre projet.
125$ pour toute la session, l'achat du matériel nécessaire est couvert par ce coût. Les participants de l'atelier ont droit à un rabais de 20% valide sur tout les livres du magasin pendant la durée de l'atelier. Pour vous inscrire, il suffit de passer par le magasin et de payer un dépôt de 65$. Venez vite, les places sont en nombre limité!
Friday, March 14th 7:00 PM
mRb Spring Issue Launch
Spring is almost here and, with it, the new fruits of established authors and literary newcomers alike.
Help us celebrate the season's best in Quebec literature at the launch party for the spring issue of the Montreal Review of Books. Three celebrated Montreal authors will join us to read from their most recent books:
Elaine Kalman Naves from Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman; Ann Charney from her novel Life Class; and Christopher DiRaddo from his first novel The Geography of Pluto.
We’ll have plenty of mRb's on hand – stop by to pick up your copy and share glass of wine with us! Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman and Life Class will be available for purchase; The Geography of Pluto will be released in spring 2014.
Thursday, March 20th 7:00 PM
Sophie Yanow Launches War of Streets and Houses
Join us for the launch of Sophie Yanow's "War of Streets and Houses," published by Uncivilized Books! There will be a presentation on the book followed by a signing.
About the book: An American artist witnesses the Quebec spring 2012 student strike on the streets of Montreal. The brutal police response and their violent tactics trigger an exploration of urban planning and its hidden connections to military strategies. Marshal Bugeaud’s urban warfare tactics in Algeria, Haussmann’s plan for Paris, planning and repression in the New World; theory and personal experience collide into an ambitious and poetic cartoon memoir.
Friday, March 21st 7:00 PM
Carl Wilson: Let's Talk About Love
Join us for the Montreal launch of the new and expanded edition of Carl Wilson's legendary book about taste, class and Céline Dion, Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste (originally from the 33 1/3 series). The evening will feature the author in conversation with Sean Michaels (of the Said the Gramophone blog and new novel Us Conductors), followed by a signing.
"This erudite and eye-opening book attempts to explore not only Dion’s polarizing appeal but also the very concept of “taste.” [...] By the end, Wilson has set the blueprint for a kind of music criticism that “might put less stock in defending its choices and more in depicting its enjoyment, with all its messiness and private soul tremors– to show what it is like for me to like it, and invite you to compare.” In other words, let’s talk about love.” – Pitchfork feature “Our 60 Favorite Music Books”
Wednesday, March 26th 7:00 PM
Sina Queyras Launches M x T
Join us for the launch of Montreal author Sina Queyras's hotly anticipated new collection, MxT. Queyras will read from her new book and be joined by Emma Healey and Katia Grubisic. Following the reading, Queyras will answer audience questions and sign books. Light refreshments will be served.
Queyras has been called one of the more direct and confrontational poetry critics Canada has by the Quill & Quire. And with her site Lemon Hound, she 'has provided a venue for voices – both experimental and traditional – that have frequently been marginalized by more mainstream or established publications.' On March 26, she launches a new collection of her own poetry.
MxT, or 'Memory x Time,' is one of the formulas Queyras posits as a way to measure grief in her new book. Her poems mourn the dead by turning memories over and over like an old coin, by invoking other poets, by appropriating the language of technology, of instruction, of diagram, of electrical engineering, and of elegy itself. Devastating, cheeky, allusive, hallucinatory: MxT, published by Coach House Books, is Queyras at her most powerful.
'Poetry succeeds where science fails to measure grief in this brilliant new collection by the esteemed Queyras.' – Publishers Weekly
Saturday, March 29th 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of readings as part of the Summer Literary Seminars 4-day program in Montreal. Man Booker International Prize finalist Josip Novakovich and acclaimed poet and translator Ariana Reines will read alongside Montreal writers David McGimpsey and Saleema Nawaz.
Monday, March 31st 6:30 PM
Atelier "livres pour enfants" avec Julie Delporte - COMPLET
S.V.P. Notez que cet atelier est complet. Merci!
Les lundis 31 mars, 7, 14 et 28 avril de 18h30 à 20h30 - 150$
Vous avez toujours rêvé d'écrire et/ou de dessiner un livre pour enfants? Cet atelier, destiné aux adultes, vous propose de vous y mettre enfin.
Ensemble, nous observerons différents styles de livres pour enfants publiés aujourd'hui, nous nous pencherons rapidement sur le fonctionnement narratif d'oeuvres choisies et nous aborderons des questions éditoriales (les maisons d'éditions, la présentation d'un projet à un éditeur...). La création de textes et de dessins sera stimulée par quelques exercices artistiques amusants.
À la mesure de l'ambition et des habilités de chacun, au cours des quatre semaines d'atelier, les participants réaliseront une ébauche d'un projet de livre, une maquette professionelle d'un projet à envoyer à un éditeur, ou une version amateure d'un livre pour enfants.
Les personnes n'ayant jamais dessiné sont elles-aussi invitées à s'inscrire : elles pourront expérimenter diverses possibilités pour illustrer leurs écrits (collage, formes simples...)
L'atelier sera majoritement donné en français, mais peut également s'adapter aux personnes anglophones.
Julie Delporte est l'auteure et l'illustratrice d'un album pour enfants, Je suis un raton laveur, paru en 2013 aux éditions de La Courte Échelle (Montrréal). Elle a également publié et autopublié des bandes dessinées pour adultes, est librairie chez Drawn & Quarterly et aime par dessus tout lire des livres pour enfants.
Thursday, April 3rd 7:00 PM
Arjun Basu launches Waiting for the Man
Join Mile Ender Arjun Basu as he presents a PowerPoint presentation to showcase his debut novel, Waiting for the Man. Featuring useless graphs, lovely stock photos, and probably some beer. And a reading.
Tuesday, April 8th 7:00 PM
MAKE IT DELICIOUS! WRITING ABOUT FOOD
The Quebec Writers' Federation presents a food writing workshop led by David McGimpsey!
Eight Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
April 8 to May 27, 2014
The aim of this workshop is to introduce writers to current styles and opportunities in food writing – one of the most popular forms of writing in the rapidly changing literary marketplace. Starting with an acknowledgment of "the recipe," we will turn to thoughts of how food writing transcends ordinary literary genre and becomes one of the most fun, relatable, warm and lively ways to tell our true stories. The workshop will consider some basic literary techniques in regard to food writing and, furthermore, develop strategies for the various modes of publishing opportunities food writing entertains.
Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $180 for non-members
Cost of QWF membership (annual) and workshop: $185
Payment is due within one week of registration to confirm your spot. To register, email: email@example.com
For more information visit http://www.qwf.org/workshops/Spring2014/mcgimpsey.html
Wednesday, April 9th 7:00 PM
Club de Roman Graphique
La Librairie Drawn & Quarterly vous invite à notre club de lecture, où chaque mois nous choisirons une bande dessinée et vous sere invités à en discuter autour d'un verre de vin. De plus, vous obtiendrez 20% de réduction à l'achat du livre choisi pour les discussions! Pour le mois d'avril, le livre discuté sera MÉLODY de Sylvie Rancourt. La soirée sera animée par nulle autre que Julie Delporte.
Sylvie Rancourt, alias Mélody, dansait dans les bars de Montréal en 1980. Elle fut donc, sans le savoir, l'une des premières à faire de l'autobiographie en bande dessinée lorsqu'elle commence à raconter ses aventures dans des fanzines qu'elle vend à ses clients. Le livre publié en 2013 par la maison d'édition française Égo Comme X compile les sept premiers numéros de ces fascicules dessinés par l'auteure dans un style très naïf et charmant, avant que Jacques Boivin ne reprenne quelque années plus tard la série pour faire un comic book plus formaté.
Friday, April 11th 7:00 PM
Double launch with Jacob Wren and Guadalupe Muro
Join us Friday April 11, 2014 from 7-9pm for the launch of two new novels from BookThug: Polyamorous Love Song by Montreal's own Jacob Wren and Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro. Enjoy readings by both authors and a short acoustic set by Guadalupe Muro, Ana López and Julián Muro, all the way from Argentina, featuring original music from Songs for Runaway Girls, the soundtrack to Air Carnation. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, April 16th 7:00 PM
Anna Leventhal launches Sweet Affliction
Montreal writer Anna Leventhal launches her first book, Sweet Affliction, a collection of fifteen short stories that is by turns caustic, tender, and darkly funny. A short reading by the author will be followed by an interview with writer and translator Melissa Bull. Plus, snacks!
Thursday, April 17th 7:00 PM
Trevor Ferguson launches The River Burns
Get up close and personal with Canadian author Trevor Ferguson, as he signs copies of his riveting new book, The River Burns.
Wednesday, April 23rd 7:00 PM
House of Anansi Poetry Evening
Join us for the launch of the 2014 Anansi Poetry List! The evening will feature readings by Garth Martens, Sarah Lang, Anne-Marie Turza and Matthew Zapruder; refreshments; and a Q& A with the audience.
Thursday, April 24th 7:00 PM
Guillaume Morissette launches New Tab
Join us for the launch of New Tab by Guillaume Morissette, published by Esplanade Books/Véhicule Press. New Tab is a semi-autobiographical novel about a twenty-six-year-old videogame designer who’s trying to reset his life. Set in Montreal, it features Concordia University, ambiguous relationships, a homemade backyard cinema, French/English, bands, bad parties, good parties, Facebook Chat, anxiety and many other things.
Presented by The Quebec Writers’ Federation’s
Writers Out Loud Series in partnership with Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and Véhicule Press.
Saturday, April 26th 10:30 AM
Book Launch and Comics Workshop for Kids with James Kochalka
Join us for the launch of James Kochalka’s new book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza, and a free workshop for kids! Attendees will help Kochalka draw the next adventure of the Glorkian Warrior and participate in a hands-on cartooning activity. Recommended ages: 5 to 10
James Kochalka is the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He's the author and illustrator of several popular children's book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher. Dragon Puncher Island won an Eisner Award in 2012 for Best Publication for Early Readers, but he's also won the Harvey Award and four Ignatz Awards for his books for adults. Kochalka lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons. Following a rich career in indie comics, The Glorkian Warrior is his first book with a traditional publisher.
Thursday, May 1st 7:00 PM
Padma Viswanathan launches The Ever After of Ashwin Rao
Former Mile-Ender (and now summer resident) Padma Viswanathan launches her second novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao. In it, a cranky Indian psychologist comes to Canada to research the emotional aftereffects of the 1985 bombing of an Air India jet. He finds himself embroiled in the lives of one family, privy to their secrets, and is forced--in unexpected ways--to confront past secrets of his own.
David Bezmozgis says, 'The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is an intrepid novel, its sadness leavened by a wry humour.'
Presented by Blue Met and Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
Friday, May 2nd 7:00 PM
Blue Met Crime Night
Wednesday, May 7th 7:00 PM
David Homel launches The Fledglings
Thursday, May 8th 7:00 PM
Conundrum Cavalcade Plus 1
Come join three Conundrum Press authors as they launch their new graphic novels, plus... one special guest.
Local artist Meags Fitzgerald will be on hand to present her process making the formidable Photobooth: A Biography. Jimmy Beaulieu will launch My Neighbour's Bikini, his second translation for Conundrum's BDANG imprint. Canadian Hall of Fame artist Réal Godbout will present his first work in English, an adaptation of Kafka's Amerika.
And our guest Mark Connery will come from Toronto to launch his book of comics Rudy (2D Cloud).
The event will be hosted by local luminary Billy Mavreas.
Wednesday, May 14th 7:00 PM
Brick Books Launch
Please join Karen Enns, Joanna Lilley, Jane Munro and Arleen Paré as they present their new poetry collections on a cross-Canada tour - Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Fredericton.
Thursday, May 15th 7:00 PM
Double launch with Pascal Girard and Julie Delporte