Ian Hampton @ BC Book Prizes Gala

BC Book Prizes

Ian Hampton, author of Jan in 35 Pieces, attended the 35th Annual BC Book Prizes Gaala, at which winners for all seven BC Book Prizes categories were announced. Congratulations to all of the authors and publishers honoured at the event!

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hasting St., Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $110 - $120 via the BC Book Prizes website.

For more information, visit the event listing on Facebook.

PQL @ Grimsby Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

We had a blast, as usual, at 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. Thanks to those who stopped by for 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.

Ian Hampton @ BC Book Prizes Soirée

BC Book Prizes

Jan in 35 Pieces author Ian Hampton attended a "soirée" honouring him and his fellow BC Book Prizes nominees. There were complimentary appetizers and literary fun, as well as books for sale.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Book Warehouse on Broadway, 632 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

For more information, visit the event listing on Facebook.

Shane Neilson @ Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto

Dyshoria author Shane Neilson joinedMolly Peacock (The Analyst) and Ronna Bloom (The More) in a discussion entitled "Why Are You So Scared?: And Other Questions About Poetry, Medicine, and Shock of Mortality". The discussion took place at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and was moderated by Dr. Allen Peterkin, the head of the Health, Arts, and Humanities program at the University of Toronto.

When: Thursday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Auditorium, 18th Floor, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., Toronto, ON

Lori Cayer @ MHC Gallery

MHC Gallery

Lori Cayer, author of the collection of poetry Mrs Romanov, participated in a reading and discussion of narrative poetry with Winnipeg poets Dennis Cooley, Sarah Klassen and John Weier. The event took place at Canadian Mennonite University's MHC Gallery.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Where: MHC Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB

Shane Neilson @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

Dyshoria author Shane Neilson took part in a literary evening at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. He read alongside Monica Kidd (Chance Encounters with Wild Animals), Amanda Leduc (The Miracles of Ordinary Men) and James Lindsay (Our Inland Sea).

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

Karl Kessler @ TWB Co-operative Brewing

TWB Brewing

Karl Kessler, author of Overtime, took part in a special reading and discussion at TWB Co-operative Brewing in Kitchener along with author Tom Slee. The event was 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

Lori Cayer @ McNally Robinson Grant Park

McNally Robinson Grant Park

Lori Cayer, author of Mrs Romanov, participated in a special event organized by Contemporary Verse 2 and Prairie Fire in celebration of World Poetry Day. She was 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.

Ian Hampton @ Ben McNally RBC Taylor Prize Brunch

Ben McNally Books

Ian Hampton participated in this year's Ben McNally RBC Taylor Prize Brunch. Each of the five RBC Taylor Prize-shortlisted authors gave a short talk/presentation following a served brunch.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Vanity Fair Ballroom, The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E., Toronto, ON

For more information visit the event listing on Eventbrite.

Ian Hampton @ The Agenda with Steve Paikin


Ian Hampton appeared on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin along with the other four RBC Taylor Prize finalists, where they each spoke about their books.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Where: TVO (check your local listings)

For more information visit The Agenda's website.

Ian Hampton @ RBC Taylor Prize Finalists in Conversation

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Jan in 35 Pieces author Ian Hampton joined his fellow RBC Taylor Prize-shortlisted authors Bill Gaston (Just Let Me Look at You), Kate Harris (Lands of Lost Borders), Elizabeth Hay (All Things Consoled) and Darrel McLeod (Mamaskatch) for a panel discussion on their works of literary non-fiction. The discussion was moderated by Toronto Star Books Editor Deborah Dundas.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Toronto Festival of Authors website.

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.