Barbara Sibbald @ Paragraphe Bookstore

Paragraphe Bookstore

Barbara Sibbald continued to tour with her collection of short stories, The Museum of Possibilities, with a stop in Montreal. She was 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 was recently interviewed on Christine Cowley's "Storylines." He talked about his book, Portraits of Canadian Writers— a fantastic piece of CanLit history.

When: Thursday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: 88.7 FM

George A. Walker on Hunters Bay Radio

Hunters Bay Radio

The incomparable George A. Walker took the radio by storm with a visit to Hunters Bay Radio (88.7 FM). Christine Cowley of "Storylines" interviewed this gifted artist about 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

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

We had a fantastic day at the first annual Detroit Bookfest! Organized by the Book Club of Detroit, this event took place at Detroit's vibrant Eastern Market and attracted over 10,000 people. All in all, it was a fun day filled with food, drinks, funk music and much more.

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

Barbara Sibbald @ Ben McNally Books

Ben McNally Books

Fresh off her reading in Kingston, Barbara Sibbald joined Diane Schoemperlen and Terry Griggs at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. Barbara 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

Shane Neilson @ The Bookshelf


Shane Neilson visited The Bookshelf in Guelph to read from his collection Dysphoria. Also on hand were Daniel Coleman, who 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.


American Library Association

PQL attended this year's American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. It was lovely to meet so many librarians and publishers in the Windy City!

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

Barbara Sibbald @ Perfect Books

Perfect Books

Barbara Sibbald was at Perfect Books in Ottawa on Sunday, June 25 for a signing of her book, The Museum of Possibilities. Thanks to all who stopped by to pick up a copy, chat with the author, and get their books signed!

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

Margaret Gracie @ Victoria Public Library

Victoria Library

Congratulations to Margaret Gracie, who successfully launched her debut collection of stories, Plastic. Shout out to the Central Library for organizing the 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 read at the fabulous Kingston bookstore, Novel Idea. She was joined by 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

PQL @ Printers Row Lit Fest

Printers Row Lit Fest

The Porcupine's Quill had a table at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago. Billed as one of the largest free outdoor events in the Midwest, Printers Row drew over 125,000 book lovers over the course of two days. We had a great time in the lively exhibitor showcase. Thanks to all who stopped by to see us at table 301!

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, - Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Printers Row neighbourhood, South Dearborn St. from Harrison to Polk, around the Harold Washington Library Center and Jones College Prep High School, Chicago, IL, USA

PQL @ BookExpo


This year's BookExpo was a great success, full of information-packed sessions and interesting exhibitors. Thanks to all who took the time to speak to us about upcoming books, helpful publishing services and cool marketing ideas. Can't wait for next year's event!

When: Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, June 2, 2017
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St., New York, NY, USA

Images from the Neocerebellum @ Craft Ontario

Craft Ontario

Wood engraver George A. Walker re-launched his book, Images from the Neocerebellum at Craft Ontario in Toronto. Thanks to all who came by to celebrate this one-of-a-kind book!

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Craft Ontario, 1106 Queen St. W., 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.