Tony Calzetta @ yumart

yumart Gallery

Tony Calzetta, the artist behind the wacky and wonderful Fabulous Fictions and Peculiar Practices will be showing his new artwork in a new exhibition called "Sophisticated Scribbles and Stories, Grim and Grin". Check out his beautiful, constantly evolving work.

When: Saturday, May 5 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
Opening Receiption: Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: yumart, 401 Richmond St. W. (lower concourse), Toronto, ON

Shane Neilson @ The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

Shane Neilson will be reading from his book Dysphoria at The Bookshelf in Guelph. He will be joining fellow author Ronna Bloom (The More). The event is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St., Guelph, ON

PQL @ BookExpo


BookExpo is always full of information-packed sessions and interesting exhibitors, so it's no wonder that we'll be back again this year. While we won't have a table, we'd love to speak to any attendees about upcoming books, helpful publishing services and cool marketing ideas. Email Stephanie at pqlporcupettes@gmail.com if you want to have a chat.

When: May 30 - June 1, 2018
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St., New York, NY, USA

For more information, visit the BookExpo website.

Book Launch: Jan in 35 Pieces @ Langley Community Music School

Langley Community Music School

The Porcupine's Quill is pleased to invite you to a book launch to celebrate the publication of Ian Hampton's memoir in music, Jan in 35 Pieces. Books will be available for purchase during this evening event.

When: Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St., Langley, BC

Book Launch: Jan in 35 Pieces @ Canadian Music Centre

Canadian Music Centre

Double the fun! An second launch for Ian Hampton's Jan in 35 Pieces will be held at the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver on Saturday afternoon. Feel free to attend either event--or both!

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Book Launch: The Rising Tide @ Pressed


Come on out for the launch of Mark Frutkin's new novel, The Rising Tide. Join us at Pressed in Ottawa to meet the Trillium Book Award-winning author—and to get your copy!

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON

Margaret Gracie on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines"

Hunters Bay Radio

Plastic author Margaret Gracie will be interviewed by "Storylines" host Christine Cowley on Hunters Bay Radio. Listen in for some insight into the process of writing a collection of linked short stories.

When: Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. or Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
Where: 88.7 FM (Huntsville) or huntersbayradio.com

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

We had a blast at last year's Detroit Bookfest, so we're back for more in 2018. Join us at Eastern Market for a huge celebration of books and reading, sponsored by the Book Club of Detroit. The event is free and open to the public.

When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russel St., Detroit, MI

For more information, visit the Detroit Bookfest website.

The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.