PQL @ 40th Annual Grimsby Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair

Grimsby Wayzgoose

Once again, we were in Grimsby on the last Saturday in April for the 40th annual Grimsby Wayzgoose. PQL joined printers, bookbinders, papermakers and other book arts enthusiasts at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for the fun one-day event.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

For more information, visit the Wayzgoose webpage.

Click the image above to see exhibitor locations at the 2018 Wayzgoose.

Celebrating Margaret Avison's Centenary

St. Thomas Poetry Series

PQL and the St. Thomas Poetry Series in celebrated the centenary of Margaret Avison on April 19 at St. Thomas's Church in Toronto. The beloved poet of Always Now and I Am Here and Not Not-There would have been 100 years old on April 23.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Parish Hall, St. Thomas's Church, 382 Huron St., Toronto

Shane Neilson @ 10th Annual Battle of the Bards

Poetry Now

Shane Neilson joined nineteen other poets in the International Festival of Authors' 10th annual Battle of the Bards event, sponsored by Poetry NOW. Congratulations to the winner of the evening, Paul Vermeersch!

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON

Find out more about the Battle of the Bards at the IFOA website.

John Reibetanz and Jeffery Donaldson on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines"

Hunters Bay Radio

John Reibetanz and Jeffery Donaldson were featured on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines" to discuss The Essential John Reibetanz with host Christine Cowley. If you missed the interview, don't worry. You can catch the whole thing here.

When: Saturday, March 24, 8:00 a.m. or Wednesday, March 28, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Where: 88.7 FM (Huntsville) or

PQL @ AWP Bookfair

AWP Bookfair

The Porcupine's Quill had a table at the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Bookfair in Tampa, Florida. Thanks to all who stopped by to learn about our latest publication—and to purchase a few!

When: Thursday, March 8 - Saturday, March 10, 2018
Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL, USA

Barbara Sibbald on CFMU 93.3's "Get Lit"

Get Lit

Barbara Sibblad, author of the wonderful collection of short stories The Museum of Possibilities, spoke to Jamie Tennant on his radio/podcast, "Get Lit". Listen to the podcast online here.

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Where: 93.3 FM (Hamilton) or

Joe Rosenblatt and Leon Rooke @ yumart Holiday Salon


There was tons of opportunity to enjoy culture this holiday season! The visual art of Quill friends Joe Rosenblatt (The Bird in the Stillness) and Leon Rooke (The April Poems) were displayed at yumart’s 5th Annual Holiday Salon. The exhibition ran December 2 to 23.

When: Saturday, December 2 - Saturday, December 23, 2017
Where: yumart, 401 Richmond St. W., Suite B20, Toronto, ON

For details and hours, visit the yumart website.

Tom Smart and James Simon Mishibinijima on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines"

Hunters Bay Radio

Tom Smart and James Simon Mishibinijima were featured on Hunters Bay Radio to discuss Pictographs with "Storylines" host Christine Cowley. The two shared some interesting insights into the making of this unique and beautiful book.

When: Saturday, December 9, 8:00 a.m. or Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Where: 88.7 FM (Huntsville) or

Shane Neilson @ knife | fork | book reading

knife fork book

Shane Neilson participated in a knife | fork | book reading on December 7 in Toronto. He joined Chris Banks, Cornelia Hoogland, and Jim Johnstone for the event.

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Orbital Arts Gallery, 275 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON

PQL @ Book Arts Fair

Arts and Letters Club

It was a pleasure to see everyone at the Bound Book Arts Fair! The wonderful event at the Arts and Letters Club featured a curated selection of vendors selling beautiful books and prints. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: The Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Toronto, ON

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.