Shane Neilson @ Poetry London

Poetry London

Dysphoria author Shane Neilson visited London this September to participate in the monthly Poetry London reading series and workshop. Thanks to all who stopped by for this great event.

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Workshop: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Readings: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Landon Branch Library (downstairs), 167 Wortley Rd., London, ON

For more information, visit the Poetry London website.

Lori Cayer Interviewed on P.I. New Poetry


Lori Cayer took the airwaves by storm when she got interviewed on CKUW 95.9 FM's show "P.I. New Poetry". She talked about her lovely poetry collection Mrs Romanov.

When: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Where: CKUW 95.9 FM, or online on the P.I. New Poetry web page.

Book Launch: Mrs Romanov by Lori Cayer @ McNally Robinson

McNally Robinson

Lori Cayer was at McNally Robinson Grant Park in Winnipeg for the launch of her beautiful book of poetry Mrs Romanov. The well-researched collection delves into the mind of the last Russian tsarina whose life was full of politics, love, and ultimately revolution. The event included a reading and signing, and a stupendous cake!

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Atrium, McNally Robinson Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue, Unit 4000, Winnipeg, MB

For more information, visit the McNally Robinson website.

PQL @ Kerrytown Bookfest

Kerrytown Bookfest

We headed on over to Ann Arbor on September 9, to attend the Kerrytown Bookfest. The annual book festival featured author discussions, readings, and a whole slew of exhibitors, from publishers (like PQL!) to artists, booksellers and writing collaboratives. It was a cold, wet day, so we appreciated all those who braved the weather and said hello.

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI

For more information, visit the Kerrytown Bookfest website.

Barbara Sibbald @ Rowers Reading Series

Rowers Reading Series

Barbara Sibbald visited Toronto to participate in the Rowers Reading Series. She enjoyed her trip to the Glad Day Bookshop to read from her outstanding book of short stories, The Museum of Possibilities.

When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the Rowers Reading Series website.

Barbara Sibbald @ Lit Live Reading Series

LitLive Hamilton

Barbara Sibbald, author of The Museum of Possibilities read as part of Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton on September 2. Thanks to all who stopped by the Staircase Theatre to say hello!

When: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

For more information, visit the Lit Live website.

Joe Rosenblatt @ yumart


Joe Rosenblatt, author of The Bird in the Stillness showed his artistic side at an exhibition of his work at yumart in Toronto.

When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018
Where: yumart, 401 Richmond St. W., Lower Concourse, Suite B20, Toronto, ON

For more information, visit the yumart website.

Shane Neilson @ Leacock Summer Festival Poetry Night

Leacock Summer Festival

Dysphoria author Shane Neilson took part in the Leacock Summer Festival's annual Poetry Night. He was joined by Antonio Michael Downing A.K.A. John Orpheus for a fabulous evening full of verse.

When: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Dr., Orillia, ON
Tickets: $20

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.

PQL @ Detroit Bookfest

Detroit Bookfest

Another year another great Detroit Bookfest! Eastern Market was packed once again for a huge celebration of books and reading, sponsored by the Book Club of Detroit. Thanks to the organizers and all the attendees who made it a great event!

When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russel St., Detroit, MI

For more information, visit the Detroit Bookfest website.

Margaret Gracie on Hunters Bay Radio's "Storylines"

Hunters Bay Radio

Plastic author Margaret Gracie was interviewed by "Storylines" host Christine Cowley on Hunters Bay Radio. She gave some great insight into the process of writing a collection of linked short stories, and talked about what's up next for her writing.

Listen online to the podcast here!

When: Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. or Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
Where: 88.7 FM (Huntsville) or

PQL @ Hamilton Zineposium

Hamilton Zineposium

The Porcupine's Quill was pleased to have a table at the 2018 Zineposium at The Spice Factory in Hamilton. The event featured "wonky art objects of all kinds" as well as our unique and lovely books. It was great to meet all the other vendors and of course talk to those who came to browse the wares!

When: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. N., Hamilton, ON

For more information, visit the Zineposium website.

Book Launch: The Rising Tide @ Pressed


Thanks to everyone who attended the launch of Mark Frutkin's new novel, The Rising Tide. We had a lovely showing at Pressed in Ottawa for the Trillium Book Award-winning author. Many thanks to Barbara Sibbald for her lovely introduction of Mark and his work, and to Perfect Books for managing book sales.

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON

Book Launch: Jan in 35 Pieces @ Canadian Music Centre

Canadian Music Centre

Double the fun! A second launch for Ian Hampton's Jan in 35 Pieces was held at the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver on Saturda, June 23, in the afternoon. Shout out to all the fans who made it to both launch events.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC

Book Launch: Jan in 35 Pieces @ Langley Community Music School

Langley Community Music School

We celebrated the publication of Ian Hampton's memoir in music, Jan in 35 Pieces with a book launch at the Langley Community Music School. Books were available for purchase during this evening event, and there was also a reading and signing. A wonderful time was had by all!

When: Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St., Langley, BC

PQL @ Printers Row Lit Fest

Printers Row

The Porcupine's Quill had a table once again at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, Illinois. It was downright rainy, but thanks to all who braved the weather and stopped by table 226 on Dearborn Street to pick up some of our fantastic books.

When: June 9-10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: S. Dearborn St. between W. Harrison and W. Polk, Chicago, IL, USA

For more information, visit the Printers Row Lit Fest 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.