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AELAQ Holiday Pop-up Fair
November 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - November 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pmFree
This free, two-day celebration of Quebec English-language books is back! The Book Fair encourages book lovers of all ages and interests to browse, buy and get books signed, just in time for holiday gift-giving. With Quebec publishers and authors on hand, expect hundreds of new titles for sale, along with readings and other events happening throughout the Fair. You can’t buy more local than this. Metonymy Press will be tabling both days.
This year, find us in the wheelchair-accessible and stroller-friendly atrium of Concordia’s McConnell Building (LB).
-Wine and cheese reception & book signing with special guest Ann-Marie MacDonald, Nov. 24, 4-6 PM.
-Readings featuring local authors, including a panel with Metonymy author Lindsay Nixon, Will Aitken, and Erin Moure, entitled “Tell It Slant: Memoir at an Angle” from 1-2 PM, Nov. 24.
Participating writers and translators include Paige Cooper (longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, and two QWF Award nominations), Catherine Leroux (shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize), Lazer Lederhendler (winner of multiple GG awards for translation), Melissa Bull, Donald Winkler, Jacob Wren, Susan Gillis, Darren Bifford, Andrew Katz, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, Gilles Gratton, Caroline Pignat, François Thisdale, Rae Congdon, Pan Bouyoucas, Veena Gokhale, Robin Blackburn McBride, Mary Melfi, H. Nigel Thomas, Clementine Morrigan, Lise Weil, Anne Renaud, Erin Moure, Monique Polak, Monica Arnaldo, Klara du Plessis, Alan Silberberg, Erin Shields, David Gutnick, Anne Renaud, Louise Carson, Mark Abley, David Homel, Andrew Piper, Dr. Victoria Slonosky, Will Aitken, Gail Cuthbert Brandt, Licia Canton, Mary Ann Lichacz-Karwatsky, Keith Henderson, Ken Radu, Harold Hoefle, Jason Camlot, Tom Abray, Greg Santos, Peter Kirby, Katia Grubisic, Judith W. Woodsworth , Lindsay Nixon, John Emil Vincent, Mathieu Poulin, Aleshia Jensen, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Susan Elmslie, and more.
Participating publishers include McGill-Queen’s University Press, Baraka Books, QCfiction, Véhicule Press, The Secret Mountain, Howard Gontovnick, Bunim & Bannigan, DC Books, Longbridge Books, Linda Leith Publishing – Linda Leith Éditions, Pow Pow Press, Metonymy Press, and Metatron Press.
Thanks to our supporters: Penguin Random House Canada, ELAN Quebec, Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, Maisonneuve, Livres Babar Books, Montreal Gazette, and our sponsoring publishers: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Baraka Books, Véhicule Press, DC Books, Linda Leith Publishing, and Pow Pow Press. And thanks to the Canada Book Fund and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec and the Quebec Writers’ Federation.