Thursday, May 24, 2007

Launch of Peter Dubé's "At the Bottom of the Sky"

DC Books and the Canada Council present the launch of

At the Bottom of the Sky

Peter Dubé's new fiction collection
Sunday, May 27th, 5 p.m.
Reading & signing
319 West Hastings (2nd floor).

Peter Dubé is the author of the novel Hovering World (DC Books 2002), the short fiction collection At the Bottom of the Sky (DC Books, 2007) and the Vortex Faction Manifesto (Vortex Editions, 2001) In addition, his essays and critical writings have been widely published in journals such as CV Photo and Esse, and in exhibition publications for various galleries, among them SKOL, Occurrence and The Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery of Concordia University. He is the President of the Quebec Writers' Federation and a member of the editorial board of the art magazine Espace Sculpture. Peter lives and works in Montreal.

From, At the Bottom of the Sky:

"A riot. That's what the media call it, anyway. A tumult of bodies: some uniformed and bearing truncheons, others in shorts made from second-hand fatigues, a handful with balaclavas pulled over their faces - all of them pushing and pulling, slamming into each other. In some places blood streaks across flesh. Dust clouds climb above the scene and overhead helicopters lend someone a view through them. To my left, a few women dressed in billowing print skirts remain seated, arms linked as a cop leans in, fury in his eyes and one arm outstretched towards them. I can hear the terrifying skirl of the sirens.

Zack's hand is shaking, and all he's doing is handing me the photograph. He remembers the afternoon as clearly as I do, I guess. His eyes are moist."

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Delible: A New Novel by Anne Stone

Insomniac Press and the Kootenay School of Writing are pleased to invite you to the launch of

a new novel by Anne Stone

Friday, May 18th, 8 p.m.
319 West Hastings (2nd floor).

Advance praise for

"Delible is a burning photograph of a girl who disappeared. Anne Stone takes us inside disappearance, its shock and suspense, into a family denuded by loss -- a dark and brilliant work in which understanding is inseparable from grief."
- Camille Roy, author of Craquer, Cheap Speech, and Swarm

A seductive meditation on the ways young women mythologize, cling to, enrapture, and lose one another. This book is equal parts beauty and perversity, darkness and light. An affecting portrait of girls in the eighties drawn with great acuity."
- Heather O'Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals

Event information:
Publicist: Chris DiRaddo at (514) 842-5087 or



Wednesday, May 2, 2007

OPEN TEXT READING SERIES #6: Jon Paul Fiorentino

OPEN TEXT READING SERIES #6: Jon Paul Fiorentino
Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
The Spring 2007 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on May 17th, 2007 with a reading by Montreal poet Jon Paul Fiorentino

> Cedar 140 @ 12:30
> Capilano College
> 2055 Purcell Way
> North Vancouver

JON PAUL FIORENTINO is a writer and editor. His most recent book of poetry is The Theory of the Loser Class (Coach House Books, 2006). He is the author of the poetry book Hello Serotonin (Coach House Books, 2004) and the humour book Asthmatica (Insomniac Press, 2005). His most recent editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch, (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Editor-in-Chief of Matrix magazine.


She slides out of a launderette.
No, wait. She struts out of a café.

Check that. She stumbles out of a bus.
Or not. She steps out of a bank.

Too dull. She stirs out of a dream.
That sucks. She slips out of a clinic.

The washer is old; the smoke is thick.
The transit is slow; the credit is wrecked.
The fear is real; the doctor is sick

Her clothes are stained; her coffee is cold.
Her transfer is gone; her money is low.
Her mind is made up; her pills do not work.

For info:
Anne Stone