News and Events from BookThug HQ: Week of May 2, 2016 | Book*hug Press

News and Events from BookThug HQ: Week of May 2, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies by Margaret Christakos! It’s available now and just in time for Mother’s Day!

Heather Birrell reviews Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton for The Toronto Star. Birrell writes, “The questions that Sutton is asking are powerful; they illuminate the essential absurdity of our late capitalist milieu. What does it mean to be gainfully or meaningfully employed? How does money determine the shape of the self? How and why do we insist on finding meaning through work? If these questions keep you up at night, give Job Shadowing a shot; it will answer you in unexpected and enigmatic ways.” Read the full review here.

In conversation with Mairead Case, Joni Murphy, author of Double Teenage  says, “As a girl you’re taught that if you’re hurt you have to prove it happened, and also prove you didn’t somehow “ask for it.” The pressure to prove you’re a worthy victim is intense. This tangle of ideas gets even worse if the violence seems to be happening all around you, but not directly to you. So I wanted to tackle both the direct and the indirect aspects of trauma…” Read the full interview in Bookslut here.

Congratulations to Jess Taylor, author of Pauls, and Little Brother Magazine! Jess’ story “Breakfast Curry” is nominated for a 2016 National Magazine Award, in the Fiction category. Check out more about the nominees here

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Spring Launch on April 21 at The Garrison in Toronto! It was a great event full of fantastic readings by all of our spring authors.

Jade Colbert reviews Jacob Wren’s Rich and Poor for The Globe and Mail. She says, “As with Wren’s previous work, Rich and Poor is art in resistance, a work that dares to remind us of our capacity for revolutionary love despite the prevailing economic system’s structural violence.” Read the full review here

Congratulations to Carellin Brooks for winning the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction with her book One Hundred Days of Rain! To celebrate, we’re offering it at a 20% discount from now until May 15.

Events

Tuesday May 3, 2016
Toronto Book Launch for Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton

Where: Type Books
Address: 883 Queen Street W.
Toronto, ON
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Free
For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/events/208172802897851/

Friday May 6, 2016
Pages Unbound presents All Our Bad Ideas, featuring Jacob Wren (Rich and Poor) and Jordan Tannahill. 

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
Address: 317 Dundas Street W.
Toronto, ON
Time: Doors 8:30 pm 9:00 pm
Tickets $11.20, available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/all-our-bad-ideas-with-jordan-tannahill-jacob-wren-tickets-24326720877
For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/220910044936897/

Saturday May 7, 2016
Pages Unbound presents Work, featuring Joni Murphy (Double Teenage) and Malcolm Sutton (Job Shadowing

Also with: Dan Perry and Tough Guy Mountain
Where: Jackman Hall
Address: 317 Dundas Street W.
Toronto, ON
Time: 4:00 pm
For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/570704129768889/

Saturday May 7, 2016
Pages Unbound presents Doing Things With Words: Expanded Poetry, featuring Aisha Sasha John (THOU)

Also with: Kaie Kellough, Jason Sharp and Gustave Morin
Hosted by Jennie Punter

Where: Jackman Hall
Address: 317 Dundas Street W.
Toronto, ON
Time: 9:00 pm
For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1696017297324683/

Saturday May 7, 2016
Sage Hill Writing presents a Spring Poetry Reading, featuring the Western Canada launch of Conjugation by Phil Hall

With special guest reader Barbara Langhorst
Where: The Artful Dodger Cafe
Address: 1621 11th Avenue
Regina, SK
Time: 2:30 pm
For more info visit http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/

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