Lori Cayer @ McNally Robinson Grant Park

McNally Robinson Grant Park

Lori Cayer, author of Mrs Romanov, will be participating in a special event organized by Contemporary Verse 2 and Prairie Fire in celebration of World Poetry Day. She'll be joined by Alice Major and Marjorie Poor.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Travel Alcove, McNally Robinson Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue, Unit 4000, Winnipeg, MB

For more information, visit thePrairie Fire website.

Karl Kessler @ TWB Co-operative Brewing

TWB Brewing

Karl Kessler, author of Overtime, will be taking part in a special reading and discussion at TWB Co-operative Brewing in Kitchener along with author Tom Slee. The event is part of the OBPO's Regional Marketing Initiative.

When: Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: TWB Co-operative Brewing, 300 Mill Street, Unit #1, Kitchener, ON

Shane Neilson @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

Dyshoria author Shane Neilson will be taking part in a literary evening at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. He'll be reading alongside Monica Kidd (Chance Encounters with Wild Animals), Amanda Leduc (The Miracles of Ordinary Men) and James Lindsay (Our Inland Sea). Stop by to hear from all these wonderful authors.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

PQL @ Grimsby Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Mark your calendars for the annual Grimsby Wayzgoose! Always held on the last Saturday in April, the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair showcases the wares private press printers, bookbinders, and other artisans. Come on by and shop some truly unique bookish finds.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

For more information, visit the Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair website.

Jeffery Donaldson Launches Viaticum @ The Printed Word

The Printed Word

Jeffery Donaldson will be launching his new book of musings on writing and life, Viaticum, at The Printed Word, a lovely independent bookstore in Dundas. Reading alongside Jeffery will be poets Marilyn Gear Pilling and Roy Adams. Stop by to pick up your copy of Viaticum and to get it signed!

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Printed Word, 69 King St. W., Dundas, ON

Leon Rooke's Art @ yumart


Leon Rooke, author of The House on Major Street will be exhibiting his artwork at yumart in Toronto June 1 to 22. Stop by to see his work!

When: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where: yumart, 401 Richmond St. W., Suite B20, Toronto, ON

Mark Frutkin @ Lit Live Reading Series

Lit Live Reading Series

Mark Frutkin will be reading from his latest novel The Rising Tide as part of the Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

PQL @ Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

The Porcupine's Quill is pleased to open its doors to the public on Saturday, June 8 as part of the annual cultural event Doors Open. Visit us in Erin Village to see how the magic happens!

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Porcupine's Quill, 68 Main St., Erin, ON

Joe Rosenblatt's Art @ yumart


The visual art of the late Joe Rosenblatt will be exhibited at yumart this July alongside the works of Y. M. Whelan.

When: Saturday, July 6 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Where: yumart, 401 Richmond St. W., Suite B20, Toronto, ON

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

The Porcupine's Quill will be back in the Motor City for the 3rd annual Detroit Bookfest, held at the famed Eastern Market. Stop by to pick up new releases and old favourites—and to soak in the book-filled atmosphere!

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI, USA

Ian Hampton @ Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Jan in 35 Pieces author Ian Hampton will be participating in this year's Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC. Stay tuned for programming updates!

When: Thursday, August 15, 2019, - Sunday, August 18, 2019
Where: Rockwood Centre, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave # 2, Sechelt, BC

For more information, please visit the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts website.

PQL @ Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

The Porcupine's Quill will once again attend the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library's Small and Fine Press Fair this September. It is a fun event, in a fabulous setting, full of fantastic bookish folk! Mark your calendars and stop on by.

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George St., Toronto, ON

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.