Sina Queyras

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On Wednesday, October 5, Coach House Books will take over The Dance Cave (529 Bloor Street West, above Lee’s Palace) for our big Toronto group launch. Not only will we have readings from all our fabulous fall authors, you will be in The Dance Cave (!), so you can relive the glory days of your youth (if you’re not currently still living them).

Also, we’ll have a mini photo booth on hand. It will be like the best wedding ever, but with fantastic literary readings instead of the usual boring speeches and ‘vows.’ And instead of bringing gifts for us, you can buy books and take them home with you. (But unlike the best wedding ever, it will be a cash bar.)

What authors are launching that night?

Sina Queyras reads from her debut novel, Autobiography of Childhood
Tristan Hughes reads from his novel, Eye Lake
Rob Benvie reads from his novel, Maintenance
David McGimspey reads from his poetry collection, Li’l Bastard
Leigh Kotsilidis reads from her debut poetry collection, Hypotheticals
Jenny Sampirisi reads from her debut poetry collection, Croak

Six readers! One great host (Coach House editorial director, Alana Wilcox)! We’re also taking requests for music, so please post your requests on the Facebook page, or reply to this email with the song you’ve always wanted to hear at a book launch, but have yet to experience.

For media requests, please contact Evan Munday at 416.979.2217 or
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Fall Dates

Drawn & Quarterly, September 15th at 7 pm.

Wordfest, Calgary
Friday October 14, Poetry Bash
9:30-11pm, $20/$10
Vertigo Theatre Centre, Studio

Saturday October 15, Reading Vertigo Theatre Studio
2-3 pm, $15/$7.50
Vertigo Theatre Centre, Studio

IFOA, Toronto
Saturday October 22 12:00pm
ROUND TABLE: The Family Dynamic
Authors Jennifer Haigh, Sina Queyras and Alexi Zentner discuss three beautiful and touching novels illustrating the power and fragility of family and redemption.

Sunday, October 23, 12:00pm
READING: Harstad, Mukherjee, Pierson, Queyras
Authors Johan Harstad, Bharati Mukherjee, Ruth Roach Pierson, and Sina Queyras read from their latest works. Michael Lista hosts

Sadly I have just cancelled my dates at the Vancouver Poetry Conference. I wish you all well.