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We’re celebrating the release of our 20th issue with a night of readings! Come out to hear pieces from the journal, and to meet our lovely contributors and editorial team. Copies of the journal will be available for purchase.



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Greg Bechtel, Alice Zorn & Linda Besner reading at Paragraphe

You’re cordially invited to join Greg Bechtel for the launch of his debut book Boundary Problems at Paragraphe Books on May 13!


Where magic meets physics, Bechtel writes in the dynamic margins of possibility.  Boundary Problems is a mind-bending vacation from the ordinary.” — Saleema Nawaz, author of Bone and Bread


“Bechtel displays a refreshing willingness to experiment with aspects of narratology, lending his collection a surface unfamiliarity that resembles the literary equivalent of quantum mechanics.” — National Post


Greg will be reading in Montreal alongside Alice Zorn and Linda Besner.

Launch New Tab by Guillaume Morissette

The Quebec Writers’ Federation’s WRITERS OUT LOUD SERIES
presents the Montreal launch of

New Tab  

by Guillaume Morissette

Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
211 Bernard West, Montreal


Join us for the launch of New Tab by Guillaume Morissette, published by Esplanade Books the fiction imprint of Véhicule Press. The evening will be hosted by Esplanade’s editor, Dimitri Nasrallah and will include a reading by Ashley Opheim.

New Tab is a semi-autobiographical novel about a twenty-six-year-old videogame designer who’s trying to reset his life. Set in Montreal, it features Concordia University, ambiguous relationships, a homemade backyard cinema, French/English, bands, bad parties, good parties, Facebook Chat, anxiety and many other things.

Advance Praise for New Tab:

Set in a Montreal as vividly its own as Richler’s, Morissette’s fresh and original generational take brims with uncommon observations, understood character and abundantly happy-sad situations. A terrific read and a shining souvenir.  —David McGimpsey

Weird, poetic, funny and original. I tore through it. —Jonathan Goldstein

The deconstruction of regrets, an email with feelings and the screaming universe cement Morissette as both a master of the absurd and a seer of the real. I lol’d.  —Melissa Broder


Esplanade Books is the fiction imprint of V
éhicule Press

Esplanade Books 

RSVP on facebook for the book launch of New Tab.

For more information contact:
Maya Assouad , Marketing Manager, Véhicule Press , 514.844.6073

Adam Buenosayres Montreal Book Launch – 6 May 2014


Please find below an invitation to the launch of the English translation of Leopoldo Marechal’s canonical Argentine novel Adán Buenosayres (1948). Participants will include writer and editor Mark Abley, Emilia Deffis (Université Laval), and the translator Norman Cheadle. There will be a bilingual reading from the original text and the translation.

Se les ruega encontrar abajo una invitación al lanzamiento de la traducción inglesa de la gran novela argentina Adán Buenosayres (1948) de Leopoldo Marechal. Participarán el escritor y editor Mark Abley, Emilia Deffis de la Universidad Laval y el traductor Norman Cheadle. Se realizará una lectura bilingüe de la versión original y de la traducción.

Vous êtes cordialement invités au lancement de la traduction en langue anglaise du grand roman argentin Adán Buenosayres (1948). Y interviendront Mark Abley, écrivain et éditeur, Emilia Deffis de l’Université Laval et le traducteur Norman Cheadle. Des extraits de la version originale de langue espagnole ainsi que de la traduction de langue anglaise seront mis en lecture lors de l’événement.



Headlight 17 Launch Tonight!



Headlight Anthology is launching this year’s anthology with the help of some talented and excellent writers. Pick up a copy of the new anthology and get a beer & taco on us.

Tonight at 7.30pm at Le Cagibi,  5490 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1A5

Contributor Readings:
Rudrapriya Rathore
Kevin Kvas
Jenny Smart
Dashiel Brockman
Sylvain Verstricht

Mike Spry (who contributed this year’s foreward) will be reading selections from his forthcoming book. He is the author of JACK (Snare Books, 2008), Distillery Songs (Insomniac Press, 2011), and Bourbon & Eventide (forthcoming in April from Invisible Publishing).

Book Launch: Sina Queyras’ MxT

Just one week from this Wednesday,  Montreal author and literary critic Sina Queyras is launching her anticipated new poetry collection, MxT, on Wednesday, March 26 at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O.). 

‘Poetry succeeds where science fails to measure grief in this brilliant new collection by the esteemed Queyras,’ says Publishers WeeklyMxT is already one of the spring’s most talked about Canadian poetry collections, and it’s not even in stores yet. You can find Queyras on the cover of the Quill & Quire this month, talking with Adam Sol about the state of Canadian poetry, and inside, you can find a review that praises ‘Queyras’s range and virtuosity.’

MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is a book that delves into grief: poems mourn the dead by turning memories over and over like an old coin, by invoking other poets, by appropriating the language of technology, of instruction, of diagram, of electrical engineering, and of elegy itself.

Queyras will read from her new book, MxT, and be joined by fellow Montreal poets Emma Healey (Begin with the End in Mind) and Katia Grubisic (What if red ran out). Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Biblioasis launches CNQ “Montreal Issue”

Wednesday April 9, 7:30pm
The Word Bookstore, 469 Milton Street
For more info contact Jesse @ Biblioasis (514) 968-2206

Join Biblioasis and The Word Bookstore for the launch of the forthcoming Montreal Issue (No. 89) of Canadian Notes and Queries. Guest-edited by Marko Sijan, the issue features poems, essays and interviews from 14 emerging and established local artists, who offer a range of commentary on how aspects of the city have changed over the last few decades. The Montreal Issue evokes how this city, in the words of contributor Trevor Ferguson, “is distilled into the synapses and nerve-endings” of its artists. Marko Sijan will be emceeing, and the evening will feature readings from Norm Sibum, Elisabeth Gill, Asa Boxer, Donald McGrath, Robert Melançon, Trevor Ferguson, and Robyn Sarah.

Invitation to Launch of Jonathan Kaplansky’s Translation of Hélène Rioux’s ‘The Mirrors of Éléonore’ and Hélène Rioux’s new novel ‘L’Amour des Hommes’

Ekstasis Editions and Lévesque éditeur cordially invite you to a double launch of

The Mirrors of Éléonore by Hélène Rioux translated by Jonathan Kaplansky and

L’Amour des hommes by Hélène Rioux

at La marche à côté, 5043, rue St-Denis (corner St-Joseph) from 4:00 to 6:00

p.m. Sunday, February 9th

Sangria and tapas will be served. Flamenco show to follow at 7:00 p.m. (12 $ —

those wishing to attend are asked to reserve with Sofia Bitran at 514 622-0853)

“Her presence seems fragile, always on the verge of disappearing; people who

look at her tend to wonder about her reality.”

–from The Mirrors of Éléonore

Lévesque éditeur et Ekstasis Editions ont le plaisir de vous inviter au lancement

de deux romans d’Hélène Rioux, L’amour des hommes, et The Mirrors of

Éléonore, traduit par Jonathan Kaplansky.

L’événement aura lieu le dimanche 9 février de 16h à 18h à La marche à côté,

5043, rue Saint-Denis.

Sangria et tapas seront servies. Un spectacle de flamenco suivra à 19h. Ceux

qui désirent y assister (12 dollars) sont priés de réserver auprès de Sofia Bitran

(514 622-0853)

«Si j’avais été la femme que je voulais être, ç’aurait été Carmen — l’œil noir qui

regarde —, et alors, pour moi, Don Juan serait tombé.»

— L’amour des hommes