Margaret Gracie @ Victoria Public Library

Victoria Library

You're invited to join Margaret Gracie for the launch of her debut collection of stories, Plastic. Come on down to the Central Library for a reading and signing of this powerful book on motherhood, perfection and the American Dream.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Community Room, Victoria Central Library, 735 Broughton St., Victoria, BC

Barbara Sibbald @ Novel Idea

Novel Idea

The Museum of Possibilities author Barbara Sibbald will be reading at the fabulous Kingston bookstore, Novel Idea. She will join fellow writers Diane Schoemperlen (First Things First) and Terry Griggs (The Discovery of Honey) for an evening of fantastic fiction.

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Novel Idea, 156 Princess St., Kingston, ON


American Library Association

PQL will be attending this year's American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. If you are attending the conference and would like to request a meeting with the Porcupine's Quill, please contact Stephanie Small at <pqlporcupettes@gmail.com>.

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017
Where: McCormick Place, West Building, 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL, USA

Shane Neilson @ The Bookshelf


Shane Neilson will be visiting The Bookshelf in Guelph to read from his collection Dysphoria. Also on hand will be Daniel Coleman, who will read from his book, Yardwork

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St., Guelph, ON

Find out more on the event Facebook page.

Barbara Sibbald @ Perfect Books

Perfect Books

Barbara Sibbald will be at Perfect Books in Ottawa on Sunday, June 25 for a signing of her book, The Museum of Possibilities. Stop by to pick up a copy, chat with the author, and get your books signed!

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Perfect Books, 258 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

Barbara Sibbald @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

Fresh off her reading in Kingston, Barbara Sibbald will join Diane Schoemperlen and Terry Griggs at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. Barbara will read from her new collection of stories, The Museum of Possibilities.

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St. Toronto, ON

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

Join the Porcupine's Quill for the first annual Detroit Bookfest! Organized by the Book Club of Detroit, this event will take place at Detroit's vibrant Eastern Market. There will be food, drinks, funk music and much more. Stop by Table 34 in Shed 5 to say hello!

When: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Eastern Market Shed 5, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI, USA

George A. Walker on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

The incomparable George A. Walker will be taking radio by storm with a visit to Hunters Bay Radio (88.7 FM). Christine Cowley of "Storylines" will interview this gifted artist on his wordless novel The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM
Website: www.huntersbayradio.com

The show will be rebroadcast on 91.7 FM Erin Radio and 101.5 FM Mohawk College radio. Stay tuned for details.

Barbara Sibbald @ Paragraphe Bookstore

Paragraphe Bookstore

Barbara Sibbald will continue to tour Ontario with her collection of short stories, The Museum of Possibilities, with a stop in Montreal. She will by Joined by Diane Schoemperlen (First Things First) and Andrée Michaud (Boundary)

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Ave., Montreal, QC

Bruce Meyer on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

Bruce Meyer will be on Christine Cowley's "Storylines" to talk about his new book, Portraits of Canadian Writers. Tune in to 88.7 FM Hunters Bay Radio to hear about this fantastic piece of CanLit history.

When: Date TBA, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM
Website: www.huntersbayradio.com

The show will be rebroadcast on 91.7 FM Erin Radio and 101.5 FM Mohawk College radio. Stay tuned for details.

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.