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March
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.
April
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: deanna@qwf.org

For more information visit http://www.qwf.org/workshops/Spring2014/mcgimpsey.html
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
QWF presents: Launch of New Tab by Guillaume Morissette
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.

Readings by:
Ashley Opheim
& Guillaume Morissette

Hosted by:
Dimitri Nasrallah, editor of Esplanade Books

Presented by The Quebec Writers’ Federation’s
Writers Out Loud Series in partnership with Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and Véhicule Press.
Thursday, April 24th 7:00 PM
Sean Michaels launches Us Conductors at the Cardinal Tea Room
Sean Michaels launches his novel Us Conductors with an intimate celebration of the theremin. Join him at the Cardinal Tea Room (5326 St-Laurent) for a brief reading, plus short musical performances by thereminists Aleks Schürmer and John Tielli, accompanied by members of Suuns, Silverkeys, Miracle Fortress, Gambletron and more.
Friday, April 25th 7:00 PM
Mike Spry launches Bourbon & Eventide
Join Mike Spry (author of JACK and Distillery Songs) in celebrating the launch of his new collection of poetry, Bourbon & Eventide from Invisible Publishing. Hosted by David McGimpsey. Drinks will be served.
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.

May
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.'

Viswanathan will be joined on stage by Geeta Nadkarni, for a discussion about the book.

Presented by Blue Met and Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
Friday, May 2nd 7:00 PM
Mile End Crime Night
Join us for a night of crime writing, presented by Maisonneuve Magazine as part of the Blue Met Metropolis Blue Festival. Three renowned international writers from the US, Austria and Italy will read from their recent works. Prepare for terrifying tales of kidnapping and imprisonment, frozen corpses on ski runs, and a student-stalking Italian serial killer!
Saturday, May 3rd 10:00 AM
Free Comic Book Day 2014
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is happy to be participating in Free Comic Book Day 2014!

As always, we’ll be giving out specially created comic books for free all day long!

Drawn & Quarterly's special comic this year comes from Shigeru Mizuki - it features an excerpt from his second volume of Showa: A History of Japan, covering the period from 1939 to 1944. Pretty exciting!

This is a kid-friendly event! There will be snacks!
Wednesday, May 7th 7:00 PM
David Homel launches The Fledglings
Join us for the launch of David Homel's new novel, The Fledglings. The Fledglings summons complex personalities and weaves them into a vividly-reconstructed historical landscape, taking readers on a fascinating journey into the inner thoughts and intricate relationships of a remarkable character.

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. Jimmy and Réal will also have an onstage conversation about their work.

And our guest Mark Connery will come from Toronto to launch his book of comics, Rudy (2D Cloud).

The event will be hosted by up-and-coming cartoonist Sam Alden.

Saturday, May 10th 7:00 PM
Heather ONeill launches The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, in association with the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, presents the launch of Heather O’Neill’s new book, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night! There will be a reading, followed by a Q&A and a conversation between Heather O'Neill and Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream).

The event will take place at the Rialto Hall (5711 ave. du Parc). Doors at 7 p.m., event at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and include a $5 discount on the book. Available at the store, or by phone at 514-279-2224.
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
Thursday, May 22nd 7:00 PM
Launch for The WORN Archive at Sala Rossa
Thursday, May 29th 7:00 PM
Dean Garlick launches Chloes
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