Barbara Sibbald @ Pressed

Pressed Ottawa

You're invited to the launch of Barbara Sibbald's collection of short fiction, The Museum of Possibilities. Stop by Pressed in Ottawa for a reading from this fascinating book of short stories, full of delightfully creepy and amusing tales about pivotal moments of intense longing. Be sure to get your copy signed.

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON

Shane Neilson @ Speakeasy Reading Series

Speakeasy Reading Series

Poet Shane Neilson will be reading from his new book of poetry, Dysphoria as part of the Speakeasy Reading Series. Also reading are Owain Nicholson, Ana Rodriguez Machado and Jowita Bydlowska.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Steady Cafe and Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

See the event Facebook page for more information.

Robyn Sarah @ Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library

Governor General's Award-winning poet Robyn Sarah read from her poetry and spoke about her experiences as a writer in an event called "Exchanging Notes" at the Toronto Reference Library. The interview took place on March 23.

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd Floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Seth's Palookaville @ PAMA

Peel Library Museum and Archives

PAMA hosted an exhibition considering the issue of self-identity in the artistic practice of graphic novelist Seth. The exhibition shared its roots with Tom Smart's recent monograph Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography.

When: Monday, February 6, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Where: Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON

For more information, visit the PAMA website.

JonArno Lawson @ UBC


JonArno Lawson visited the students of the Masters of Arts in Children's Literature program at UBC to talk about his latest collection of poetry for children, The Hobo's Crowbar.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Multipurpose Room # 2012, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Tony Calzetta @ Welland Museum

Welland Museum

Tony Calzetta, the artist behind the wacky and wonderful artwork of Fabulous Fictions & Peculiar Practices exhibited his work alongside that of Quill friend Gabrielle de Montmollin at the Welland Museum. The show featured large works on canvas, drawings, photographs, prints and more!

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Where: The Welland Museum, 140 King St., Welland, ON

The Grand River Concert in Kitchener

The Grand River

The Nota Bene Baroque Players put on a spectacular presentation based on The Grand River. Marianne Brandis read alongside wood engravings by Gerard Brender à Brandis and music by the Nota Bene Baroque Players. It was a treat for all the senses!

When: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, ON

Learn more about this event at the Nota Bene Baroque Players website.

R. Murray Schafer's Odditorium


R. Murray Schafer, author of My Life on Earth and Elsewhere is known for his inventive musical compositions. Audiences experienced selections from his Patria cycle at Soundstreams's production, Odditorium.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Where: Crow's Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto, ON

Learn more about this event at the Soundstreams website.

Tom Smart @ U of T

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto held a symposium on the work of the graphic novelist Seth. Entitled "Making History: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth," the event featured Seth in conversation with fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge. Also making an appearance at the symposium was Tom Smart, author of Palookaville: Seth and the Art of Graphic Autobiography, who gave a short talk.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room JH 100, Jackman Humanities Building, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Events Page.

Bruce Meyer in Windsor

Storytellers Book Store

Bruce Meyer was in Windsor talk about his fascinating book, Portraits of Canadian Writers. Thank you to Storytellers Book Store hosting the evening filled with beautiful and iconic photographs of CanLit legends and a variety of anecdotes that reveal authors’ personality, creativity and humour.

When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Storytellers Book Store, 1473 Ottawa St., Windsor, ON

Learn more at the event Facebook Page.

Bookmark for Sailor Girl

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 10:45 am Project Bookmark Canada unveiled a Bookmark for Sheree-Lee Olson's debut novel Sailor Girl.

The Bookmark is positioned at Lock 8 on the Welland Canal in Port Colborne. Author Sheree-Lee Olson and Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey were both in attendence.

For more information of Project Bookmark Canada, check out their website here.

Check out the news story on The Source here.

Bookmark for Sailor Girl

Miranda Hill, executive director of Project Bookmark Canada with Sheree-Lee Olson and Mayor Vance Badawey.


May 15 2009: Rideau Hall

Tim and Elke at Rideau Hall.

Tim and Elke Inkster at Rideau Hall, 15 May, 2009.

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.