Upcoming Events

April 14 – Bride of Indie Lit Night at the Starlight Lounge!
Words Worth Books and The New Quarterly organize brand-spanking new showcase of Canada’s best independent presses and authors

Since 2007, some of Canada’s finest independent presses have been traveling to Waterloo to pair with The Starlight Social Club (47 King Street North), Words Worth Books (96 King Street South) and, now, The New Quarterly, to bring the cream of indie literature’s crop to the readers of K-W. On Monday, April 14, we’re putting the band back together! Acclaimed independent presses Arsenal Pulp Press, Breakwater Books, Coach House Books, ECW Press and Goose Lane Editions will join super-forces to bring you, amongst other things:

– family tragedy on an ostrich farm
– mathematical formulas and instruction manuals for grief
– stories of adolescents navigating realms of sexuality, gender, religion and racial politics
– love separated by civil war
– original and provocative essays on motherhood
– homespun stories of squids, chainsaws and immaculate conceptions
– and much more!

‘A night of strong talent … Indie Lit Night hosts an eclectic mix of genres.’ – The Cord
Indie Lit Night hosted an eclectic mix of genres
The night will showcase eight short readings with a break in the middle — a literary sampler K-W book lovers — followed by book signings and informal conversation with the authors and presses. Everyone is welcome! Please join us (and bring your friends)!

Featuring readings by:

Jonathan Bennett – The Colonial Hotel (novel, ECW Press)
Tamai Kobayashi – Prairie Ostrich (novel, Goose Lane Editions)
Evan Munday – Dial ‘M’ for Morna (young readers, ECW Press)
Sina Queyras – MxT (poetry, Coach House Books)
Nicholas Ruddock – How Loveta Got Her Baby (short stories, Breakwater Books)
Vivek Shraya – God Loves Hair (short stories, Arsenal Pulp Press)
Suzannah Showler – Failure to Thrive (poetry, ECW Press)
Carrie Snyder – The M Word (essays, Goose Lane Editions)

Indie Lit Night at the Starlight
featuring Jonathan Bennett, Tamai Kobayashi, Evan Munday, Sina Queyras, Nicholas Ruddock, Vivek Shraya, Suzannah Showler and Carrie Snyder
Monday, April 14, 2014
Starlight Social Club, 47 King Street North
Waterloo, ON
Doors at 7:30 p.m., readings at 8 p.m.
Free

Prairie Ostrich is out – March 4, 2014!!!!

I will also be reading at Bryan Prince Bookseller
March 18, 2014
7:00 pm at Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
I will be joined by Nancy Lee, author of The Age. This event is free and is open to the public.

BooK Launch of Prairie Ostrich March 27, 2014
Tamai Kobayashi launches Prairie Ostrich!
March 27, 2014
Hosted by Kyo Maclear

7:00 pm at Another Story Book Shop (315 Roncesvalles Avenue), Toronto, ON

Join us to celebrate the launch of Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi on March 27 at 7 p.m. at Another Story Book Shop.

April 14 – Bride of Indie Lit Night at the Starlight Lounge!
Words Worth Books and The New Quarterly organize brand-spanking new showcase of Canada’s best independent presses and authors

Featuring readings by:

Jonathan Bennett – The Colonial Hotel (novel, ECW Press)
Tamai Kobayashi – Prairie Ostrich (novel, Goose Lane Editions)
Evan Munday – Dial ‘M’ for Morna (young readers, ECW Press)
Sina Queyras – MxT (poetry, Coach House Books)
Nicholas Ruddock – How Loveta Got Her Baby (short stories, Breakwater Books)
Vivek Shraya – God Loves Hair (short stories, Arsenal Pulp Press)
Suzannah Showler – Failure to Thrive (poetry, ECW Press)
Carrie Snyder – The M Word (essays, Goose Lane Editions)

Indie Lit Night at the Starlight
Monday, April 14, 2014
Starlight Social Club, 47 King Street North
Waterloo, ON
Doors at 7:30 p.m., readings at 8 p.m.
Free

The cows are still here. in the distance. in costa rica.

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and some more.
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they are coming.

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they will not stop.