Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 2015 events @ PFB

A busy next few weeks for literary events @ PFB:

On Tuesday 19 May, please join Amber Dawn, Leah Horlick, Sigal Samuel and Rhonda Douglas @ PFB Main Street from 7-10pm.  Amber will read from her first book-length collection of poems, Where the Words End and My Body Begins (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015). Sigal is launching her debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End (Freehand, 2015). Leah's most recent collection is For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press, 2015), and we also have copies of her first book, Riot Lung (Thistledown, 2012), on hand. Rhonda Douglas and her debut collection of short fiction, Welcome to the Circus (Freehand, 2015) rounds out the evening.

On Thursday 21 May, please join us offsite at Heartwood Community Cafe, 377 East Broadway, from 7-10pm, for a celebration of the life and poetry of Elise Partridge.  10+ guest readers will pay tribute to Elise's life and work; see the full line-up and further details here.

On Friday 22 May, please join North Vancouver writer Shawn Curtis Stibbards @ PFB Main Street from 7 to 9pm to launch his first novel, The Video Watcher (Biblioasis, 2015), with a special introduction by long-time friend of the shop Zsuzsi Gartner.

Finally, on Monday 25 May, please join Andrew Struthers for the launch of his new philosopho-travelogue Around the World on Minimum Wage (New Star, 2015).  Andrew will be joined by king of the Toronto small press scene Stuart Ross, whose new collection Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil, 2015) is comprised of equal parts literary memoir, reckless tirade, and unsolicited advice for the aspiring writer.

(Photo: Amber Dawn, courtesy her website)