Biblioasis Roll Call for Bookfest Windsor this Weekend!
This Coming Weekend: Windsor Bookfest, October 25th-26th!
October 20th, 2014
As many of you know, Windsor's great annual literary festival Bookfest is less than a week away!
Taking place in and around The Capitol Theatre this weekend on October 25th, with a special additional books & brunch event on Sunday the 26th, Bookfest features readings and presentations from some of the best authors from around the world, including Nino Ricci, Steven Galloway, and Wayne Grady. There will also be several Biblioasis authors presenting this year, and a list of these authors as well as their event details are listed below.
Please note that we also have day passes for Saturday as well as for the francophone dinner available for sale in the bookstore. The Saturday day pass is 20$ (5$ for students) and the dinner is also 20$. Please see Bookfest's website for more details. If you would like to buy or reserve tickets, please swing by the shop or give us a shout at 519-968-2206. And keep in mind that many of the featured readers' books are available for sale here at Biblioasis bookstore!
CHRIS TURNER: Field Notes from the Front Lines of Radical Change
Sat, Oct 25th, Kelly Theatre, 10:30am-11:30 am
Chris Turner is one of the most celebrated literary journalists of his generation. The winner of nine National Magazine Awards, including a President's Medal and two Best Essay prizes for work in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Shift, and many other publications, he is the author of five books, including The War on Science, The Leap, and Planet Simpson. He will be presenting from How To Breathe Underwater, a collection just published by Biblioasis and including his best essays on the digital change beat, the green economy, and video games, all written with a flair and touch of the gonzo, confirming his place as one of the leading magazine writers in Canada.
KERRY-LEE POWELL: Poetry Cafe (w/ Tom Dilworth, Louis Cabri, and John Reibentanz). Joy Theatre: 11:30-1:00 PM, Oct 25th.
Kerry Lee Powell's work has appeared in journals throughout the United Kingdom and North America, including The Spectator, The Boston Review, and the Malahat Review. She will be presenting from Inheritance, her debut book of poetry inspired by a shipwreck endured by her father during World War II. Admired by the likes of Nathan Englander and Junot Diaz, and with two fiction books forthcoming from Harper Collins, she is an exciting young talent on the rise.
NANCY JO CULLEN: Fabulist Fiction (w/ Steven Galloway, Marissa Reaume, and Richard Scarsbrook). Moderated by Peter Hrastovec. Sat, Oct 25th, Pentastar Theatre: 2-3 PM
Nancy Jo Cullen is the author of three collections of poetry and one collection of short stories. She lives between Kingston and Toronto and will be reading from Canary, a lively and occasionally raunchy collection of stories that takes us from the communal showers of hot yoga studios to the hitchhiking, joint-smoking seedy underground of Vancouver's East Side.
SETH and SEGBINGWAY: Aspects of the Book: Graphic Arts (w/ Scott Chantler and Marta Chudolinska). Moderated by Dale Jacobs. Sat Oct 25th, Kelly Theatre, 7:00-8:00 PM
A panel with four beloved graphic artists, focussing on underground comics and graphic novels as literature. Segbingway is the moody and lyrical illustrator of The Reasonable Ogre and Yinyue, co-authored by Mike Barnes. And many of you will recognize Seth as the designer of our in-house magazine CNQ, as well as an award-winning New Yorker cover artist and the designer of many things Biblioasis, including our storefront banner. He is the author of many books, including the graphic novel classic It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken and the forthcoming Palookaville 22.
A Tribute to the Life and Literary Legacy of ALISTAIR MACLEOD
Hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay. Sat, Oct 25th: 8:00-10:00 PM
A tribute to the life of friend, mentor, and Windsor literary icon Alistair MacLeod, with Caroline Adderson, Ryan Burchill, Steven Galloway, Nino Ricci, Antanas Sileika, Douglas Gibson, and, Daniel, Kenneth, Lewis, Marian, and Alexander MacLeod.
CHARLES FORAN and CAROLINE ADDERSON: Books & Brunch (w/ Merilyn Simmonds). Moderated by Asha Tomlinson. Art Gallery of Windsor: 11AM-1:30PM. Sunday, October 26th.
And last but not least, Charles Foran and Caroline Adderson will help close out the weekend as part of a special Books & Brunch event at the Art Gallery of Windsor on Sunday. Charles Foran's most recent novel is Planet Lolita, and he is the author of such books as Mordecai and a collection of essays from Biblioasis called Join the Revolution, Comrade. Caroline Adderson is the celebrated author of multiple books including Bad Imaginings and the Jasper John Dooley books for children. Her most recent book is Ellen in Pieces, published by Harper Collins. Biblioasis will be republishing her novel A History of Forgetting in 2015.