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The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and collaborate. The 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is this year hosted by the University of Calgary.
Visit the Talonbooks both at Congress’s Expo, or join us at the conference of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research on Sunday, May 29 (where guests can look forward to playwrights/actors Marcus Youssef and James Long to give a rousing reading from their latest play, Winners and Losers), or join Talon poets Weyman Chan and ryan fitzpatrick for a poetry reading on May 30.
See you at Congress!Wednesday May 18, 2016 in News
Save the date! On June 16 in Toronto, catch a glimpse of theatre behind the curtain as playwrights read their own words.
Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnerships with Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Talonbooks, and Scirocco Drama, presents eight readings by some of Canada’s most well known playwrights: Nicolas Billon, David S. Craig (Host), Sean Dixon, Lois Fine, Morris Panych, Pamela Mala Sinha, Annabel Soutar, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, and Kenneth T. Williams.
All are welcome at this free event! Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Lakeside Terrace (Harbourfront Centre)
235 Queens Quay W
Above: the Talon booth at #BEA16
Talonbooks publisher Kevin Williams and sales/marketing staff member Spencer Williams represented Talonbooks at last week’s BookCon and Book Expo America in Chicago, IL. A grand old time was had by all!
Talonbooks launched five new books on April 26, 2016 at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver, BC. Now you can listen to the full audio from the launch!Monday May 9, 2016 in News
The Vancouver Sun published a review of Canada, A New Tax Haven on May 6. Reviewer James W. Wood found that author Alain Deneault’s book is written with “a welcome tone of moralizing zeal in the face of the epic greed he uncovers.”Monday May 2, 2016 in News
We are pleased to share the news that our latest novel, Mend the Living, is now available in gift shops aboard BC Ferries!
Mend the Living, written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and translated into English by Canadian translator Jessica Moore, is the perfectly paced, intimate novel of a heart transplant and everyone affected by it.Friday April 29, 2016 in News
On Authors for Indies Day (April 30 this year), Canadian authors show their appreciation for independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. Tomorrow, Authors for Indies strikes again! Authors will be at bookstores near you, chatting with customers, recommending books, and helping everyone appreciate the importance of indie bookstores to our communities and our cultural lives.
Four Talon authors (that we know of) will be out and about in Western Canada.Wednesday April 27, 2016 in News
Launch guests and authors mingle, chat, and partake of wine and cheese
Last evening Talonbooks held its big Spring 2016 poetry launch in downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver School of Music’s Pyatt Hall made for a classy venue – and it was a full house, with about 100 people in attendance!
See photos from readings by Carl Peters, Clint Burnham, Jordan Abel, Weyman Chan, and bill bissett.Tuesday April 26, 2016 in News
Jordan Abel, bill bissett, Clint Burnham, and Weyman Chan will be at both launches, reading from their respective new books, Injun, th book, Pound @ Guantánamo, and Human Tissue. In Vancouver, Carl Peters will also launch Studies in Description.Thursday April 21, 2016 in News
A century after the original publication of Gertrude Stein’s groundbreaking text, Tender Buttons, Dr. Carl Peters offers a sustained reading of the 1914 edition. In his annotations, Peters responds to the eccentric sounds and rhythms of Stein’s long prose-poem, bringing understanding, in particular, to the composition’s syntax, which is noted for its defiance of conventional norms. Peters demonstrates the ways in which Stein’s thought questions everything, underlining reasons that her work has long served as the wellspring for generations of experimental writers.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Peters’s much-anticipated work, Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons!
Talon editor Shazia Hafiz Ramji talks to Jónína Kirton about her debut book of poetry, page as bone – ink as blood, the role of ritual, the lyric “I,” the writing process and ancestral memory.Tuesday May 17, 2016 in Meta-Talon
Today on Meta-Talon, poet Linda Rogers reviews Weyman Chan’s new collection, Human Tissue.Thursday May 12, 2016 in Meta-Talon
Winner of the 2015 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script, Inside the Seed is a contemporary version of Oedipus Rex reimagined as a darkly comic political thriller. Today on Meta-Talon, read an excerpt from this high-stakes play.Thursday April 28, 2016 in Meta-Talon
For National Poetry Month on Meta-Talon, Talon editor Shazia Hafiz Ramji talks with Carl Peters about Studies in Description, Gertrude Stein, the practice of close reading, interdisciplinary influence, Birdman, and Marcel Duchamp.
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