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Sunday, July 27th 10:00 AM
Kids' Drawing Day with Ohara Hale
Montreal artist Ohara Hale will be hanging out at our monthly Kids' Drawing Day, along with her new book series, Who Did It? Hale will do a reading and give a short drawing workshop for everyone! Drawing supplies and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, July 31st 7:00 PM
Bryan Lee O'Malley launches Seconds
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, July 31, Bryan Lee O'Malley will be at the Librairie to launch his new graphic novel, Seconds! He will be in conversation with Brad Mackay, freelance writer and co-founder of the Doug Wright Awards.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. Event at 7 p.m.
Tickets are free with a purchase of Seconds. A very limited amount of $10 tickets are also available. On sale at the Librairie (211 Bernard ouest) or by phone at 514-279-2224.
Tuesday, August 5th 6:30 PM
Workshop: Learn How to Make a Graphic Novel
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 3-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 course will be taught in English.

Dates: Tuesdays August 5, 12, 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $200

Call us (514-279-2224) or come by the store to reserve your spot!
Friday, August 8th 7:00 PM
New York Lit Night in Montreal
We're very excited to be able to bring you New York Lit Night in Montreal, featuring five young contemporary writers of the New York community. Join us at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Friday, August 8th for a night with:

SPENCER MADSEN, who runs the internet-savvy independent publisher Sorry House. His poetry collection, 'You Can Make Anything Sad', was published in April by Publishing Genius. He's paid people 5$ to review his book on Amazon (good or bad).

LUCY K SHAW, the managing editor of the web magazine Shabby Doll House. Her writing can be found online at http://lkshow.biz.

SARAH JEAN ALEXANDER, whose collection of stories & poems, 'Wildlives', will be published next year by Big Lucks.

OSCAR BRUNO D'ARTOIS, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, and can be found on Twitter at @brunoartois.

GABBY BESS, who curates Illuminati Girl Gang, a magazine highlighting the work of female artists within the context of internet culture. Her collection of stories & poems, 'Alone With Other People', was published last year by Civil Coping Mechanism.


Wednesday, August 20th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Ed the Happy Clown
Come discuss Chester Brown's Ed the Happy Clown with Drawn & Quarterly's Managing Editor Tracy Hurren!

Thursday, September 4th 7:00 PM
Claire Holden Rothman launches My October
Please join us for the launch of Montreal author Claire Holden Rothman's powerful new book, My October!

My October examines issues of history, language, and cultural identity amid the ethnic and linguistic diversity of today’s Montreal. Inspired in part by two real-life figures from Quebec’s past—James Richard Cross, the British diplomat who was held captive by FLQ terrorists, and Jacques Lanctôt, the man who was Cross’s captor—this is also a story about the province’s turbulent history and ever-shifting role within the country at whose heart it lies.
Friday, September 5th 7:00 PM
Inanna Publications launch with Ursula Pflug and Phyllis Rudin
Join us for a double book launch with two Inanna Publications authors! Refreshments will be served.

Ursula Pflug will launch Motion Sickness, a flash novel containing subtle magic realist and slipstream elements. It consists of 55 chapters of exactly 500 words each accompanied by a wood-cut like, scratchboard illustrations that follow one young woman’s humorous and poignant misadventures in the worlds of employment, friendship, dating, birth control and abortion.

Phyllis Rudin will launch Evie, the Baby, and the Wife: When your womb says jump, it’s safer not to ask how high. Played out against the backdrop of the fight for women’s reproductive rights in Canada, Evie, The Baby, and The Wife is the boisterous tale of a mother and daughter at odds, struggling to reconnect across a uterine divide.
Tuesday, September 16th 7:00 PM
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton: Women in Clothes - A conversation. A clothing swap. A book launch.
Doors at 6:00 p.m., event at 7:00 p.m.
At the Rialto Hall (5711 Avenue du Parc)
Tickets $10 or free with a purchase of the book
Available for purchase as of August 1 at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard ouest), or by phone: 514-279-2224

Join Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton In Conversation as they celebrate the Montreal launch of Women in Clothes at Rialto Hall.

Take part in our clothing swap! If you would like to participate, please bring up to 5 items for contribution. All unclaimed pieces will be donated to a local women’s shelter.

About Women in Clothes: Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects, diagrams and drawings from over six hundred contributors – including Miranda July, Molly Ringwald, Lena Dunham, Sook-Yin Lee, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Nicole Prickett, and Tavi Gevinson – Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means.
Wednesday, September 17th 7:00 PM
John Porcellino launches The Hospital Suite
Join us for the launch of mini-comics master John Porcellino's The Hospital Suite (Drawn & Quarterly)!

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Porcellino’s work is lauded for its universality and quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of everyday life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to this subtle strength, making his struggles with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health accessible and engaging.
Wednesday, September 24th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: David Boring
Come discuss Daniel Clowes' David Boring with Drawn & Quarterly publishing office staffer Jade Menni!
Thursday, September 25th 7:00 PM
Laurence Miall launches Blind Spot
Celebrate the release of Blind Spot, the debut novel from Laurence Miall, published by NeWest Press. There will be free wine and beer, and a welcome as dazzling as the Prairie sun, courtesy of your host, Christian Durand. The first six guests receive a free Alberta ale in honour of the book's primary setting. To recognize also the book's substantial Montreal middle-section, the author will give a reading about a drug deal gone awry south of Ste. Catherine.
Wednesday, October 15th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Lint
Come discuss Chris Ware's Lint with Drawn & Quarterly Creative Director Tom Devlin!
Wednesday, November 12th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: One Hundred Demons
Come discuss Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons with Drawn & Quarterly Editorial and Marketing Manager Julia Pohl-Miranda!
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