November 2016

10/25/2016

 
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to team up with our friends at Hamilton Central Library and Penguin Random House of Canada
to welcome Ralph Nader back to Hamilton.
Mr Nader will be here to discuss his latest book, a fable titled Animal Envy.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please use York Blvd entrance.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
from 4pm -7pm
We are happy to collaborate with our friends at McMaster Alumni Association and At Bay Books
to present a book launch and reception for
Hot Town & Other Stories
by Hamilton author, Janet Trull,
McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Alumni House
Free, everyone welcome.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
A Literary Recital: Madeleine Thien and the HPO String Quartet

Bryan Prince Bookseller and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra are thrilled to announce a special literary and musical event featuring 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author
Madeleine Thien.

Combining readings from Thien’s novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, and music by the HPO String Quartet, this unique evening weaves together the rich musicality of Thien’s powerful storytelling and live performances of works by Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Do Not Say We Have Nothing focuses on three gifted musicians whose lives are impacted by the political upheavals created by China’s Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square protests.

This literary performance brings one of Canada’s top novelists to Hamilton for a special evening of words and music, offering a multi-disciplinary celebration of Canadian culture.

Bryan Prince Bookseller is delighted to partner with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for this exciting event to highlight the beautiful ways in which literature and music intertwine to enrich our lives.

In addition to receiving the 2016 Governor General's Award for Fiction, Do Not Say We Have Nothing has been shortlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize and been long listed for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.


This special event is made possible with support from Penguin Random House of Canada.


This completes our 2016 event season. Please please watch for exciting upcoming events in the Spring and the new programming launching in our (soon-to-be) renovated room in the Spring also.

 

October 2016

10/15/2016

 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes guest poet,
Fred Wah (Scree: Selected Early Poems)
here will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library marks the end of the 2016
Hamilton Reads series with featured author
Lawrence Hill (The Illegal)
Please visit the HPL website for times, locations and to register.





 

September 2016

09/14/2016

 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
We are delighted to be participating in our 8th annual Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories.
This daylong all ages festival features over 25 of Canada's leading children's writers, illustrators, musicians and storytellers.
Authors appearing this year include: Barbara Reid; Jeremy Tankard; Gillian Chan; Kenneth Oppel; Vikki Van Sickle; Shane Peacock; Kevin Sylvester; Ruth Ohi, and more.
See the Telling Tales website here for additional details.
Westfield Heritage Village (Rocton)
Free Admission.


Wednesday, September 21 2016 at 7pm
Our friends at Guernica Editions wanted to celebrate Hamilton's growing literary scene,
so they have joined us to welcome a cast of local writers for a special Authors After Hours night.
The night will feature: Michael Mirolla (Torp); Laurence Hutchman (Two Maps of Emery); Chris Pannell (Love, Despite the Ache); Bernadette Rule (Earth Day in Leith Churchyard); Ellen S. Jaffe (Skinny-dipping With the Muse); Sky Gilbert (Sad Old Faggot); and Krista Foss (Smoke River).
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
Our friends at the Hamilton Poetry Centre kick off their 2016/ 2017 season with a reading by
Cecily Nicholson (From the Poplars)
There will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6pm
We are delighted to be collaborating with our friends at Matapa Music & Arts Organization
as they present Roots en Route Arts Festival 2016.
Join us for an illuminating discussion of the barriers and challenges
faced by Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC)
working in a range of media.
Panelists will be authors Tom Cho (Look Who's Morphing) and Farzana Doctor (All Inclusive),
and media producer, datajie green.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton Room)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7pm
It gives us great pleasure to partner with our friends at Penguin Random House of Canada and Westdale Secondary School to present an evening of literature featuring anticipated new works by three award-winning writers visiting from BC:
Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Spawning Ground); Kevin Patterson (News from the Red Desert);
2016 Giller Prize nominee, Steven Price (By Gaslight);
Westdale Secondary School (700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10

Net ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to Project Bookmark Canada.



Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2pm
The 3rd Annual Short Works Prize Awards will be presented.
Please join us to help celebrate with community members who submitted their writing for consideration
for this years awards in various categories.
The SWP is sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Bvd., Hamilton Room)
For a list of the awards and to register to attend please see here.
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes guest poet,
Fred Wah (Scree: Selected Early Poems)
here will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library marks the end of the 2016
Hamilton Reads series with featured author
Lawrence Hill (The Illegal)
Please visit the HPL website for times, locations and to register.

 

August 2016

08/09/2016

 
August 16-21, 2016
We will be in Newfoundland for the annual
Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year include: Madeleine Thien; Guy Vanderhaeghe;
Lawrence Hill; Donna Morrissey; Ed Riche; and more.
Musicians appearing include: Ron Sexsmith; Ameila Curran; Stephen Fearing;  Hamilton's own Diane Panton; and more.
For additional information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please see the
Writers at Woody Point Festival website here.


Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2pm
We are delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Hamilton Public Library, Dr Disc and Biblioasis Press
to present an afternoon of music history during the city's Supercrawl Weekend.
Please join us to hear
author Ray Robertson discuss his most recent book,
The Lives of the Poets (With Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music.
Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
This event is free and everyone is welcome.


Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
We are delighted to be participating in our 8th annual Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories.
This daylong all ages festival features over 25 of Canada's leading children's writers, illustrators, musicians and storytellers.
Authors appearing this year include: Barbara Reid; Jeremy Tankard; Gillian Chan; Kenneth Oppel; Vikki Van Sickle; Shane Peacock; Kevin Sylvester; Ruth Ohi, and more.
See the Telling Tales website here for additional details.
Westfield Heritage Village (Rocton)
Free Admission.


Wednesday, September 21 2016 at 7pm
Our friends at Guernica
Editions wanted to celebrate Hamilton's growing literary scene,
so they have joined us to welcome a cast of local writers for a special Authors After Hours night.
The night will feature: Michael Mirolla (Torp); Laurence Hutchman (Two Maps of Emery); Chris Pannell (Love, Despite the Ache); Bernadette Rule (Earth Day in Leith Churchyard); Ellen S. Jaffe (Skinny-dipping With the Muse); Sky Gilbert (Sad Old Faggot); and Krista Foss (Smoke River).
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
Our friends at the Hamilton Poetry Centre kick off their 2016/ 2017 season
with a reading by
Cecily Nicholson (From the Poplars)
There will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6pm
We are delighted to be collaborating with our friends at Matapa Music & Arts Organization
as they present Roots en Route Arts Festival 2016.
Join us for an illuminating discussion of the barriers and challenges
faced by Queer and Trans People of Colour (QTPOC)
working in a range of media.
Panelists will be authors Tom Cho (Look Who's Morphing) and Farzana Doctor (All Inclusive),
and media producer, datajie green.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton Room)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7pm
It gives us great pleasure to partner with our friends at Penguin Random House of Canada and Westdale Secondary School to present an evening of literature featuring anticipated new works by Canadian writers:
Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Spawning Ground); Steven Price (By Gaslight); Kevin Patterson (News from the Red Desert).
Westdale Secondary School (700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10

Net ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to Project Bookmark Canada.


Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2pm
The 2016 Short Works Prize Awards will be presented.
Please join us to help celebrate with community members who submitted their writing for consideration
for this years awards in various categories.
The SWP is sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine.
Hamilton Public Library (55 York Bvd., Hamilton Room)
Free, everyone welcome.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes guest poet,
Fred Wah (Scree: Selected Early Poems)
here will be an open mic prior to the formal reading. Please arrive at 7pm to register.
For additional information visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre website here.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library marks the end of the 2016
Hamilton Reads series with featured author
Lawrence Hill (The Illegal)
Please visit the HPL website for times, locations and to register.




 

July 2016

07/08/2016

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be dropping by Churchill Park to help celebrate the launch of
Dogs of Hamilton,
a self-published book by Westdale resident, Luca Simpson, to raise funds for Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.
The book is $25, cash only at the launch please.
We will have copies
of the book for sale at the bookshop after this event.

Churchill Park, Clubhouse (163 Cline Ave., Westdale)


Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17, 2016
We will volunteering at the World Music Festival, presented by our friends,
Matapa Music & Arts Organization.
Drop to hear some wonderful world music, or to say hello to us at the merchandise table.
Full listing of musical acts can be found here.
Gage Park, amphitheater (1000 Main Street East, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are delighted to be teaming up with singer, Garnet Rogers to launch his new memoir,
Night Drive: Travels with My Brother,
about his life on the road with his brother, Canadian songwriter, Stan Rogers.
For more information about the book, please see here.
This evening will feature a book launch/signing at 7pm, followed by a concert at 8:30pm.
Tickets for the concert portion of the evening are $20
($10, if you buy a copy of the book during the launch).
Pearl Company
(16 Steven Street, Hamilton)



August 16-21, 2016
We will be in Newfoundland for the annual
Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year include: Madeleine Thien; Guy Vanderhaeghe;
Lawrence Hill; Donna Morrissey; Ed Riche; and more.
Musicians appearing include: Ron Sexsmith; Ameila Curran; Stephen Fearing;
  Hamilton's own Diane Panton; and more.
For additional information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please see the
Writers at Woody Point Festival website here.


 

June 2016

05/21/2016

 
Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome

Friday, June 3 at 7pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library presents
An Evening for Book Lovers.
The evening will feature the announcement of the book selected for the 2016 Hamilton Reads campaign; book readings; and an opportunity for guests to chat with some of the wonderful authors and poets who call Hamilton home.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd, Hamilton Room)
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at HPL or at the bookstore.
Please see here for additional details.


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.


Throughout the month of June
there will be events as part of the
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative,
presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Division; Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and P.X. Dermody Funeral Home.

These events include a free public showing of the film The Book Thief;
a book club discussion of the novel Extraordinary;
a Death Cafe; and a  lecture on physician hastened death.
For additional details, please see the Something to Talk About page.


Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm
We will be on hand as Core Collaborative Learning teams up with local Indigenous organizations and individuals,
The Good Shepherd, McMaster University, and BC author, Lorimer Shenher (This Lonely Stretch of Hell)
to present the Indigenous Intersections Forum.
Organizers invite you to attend the forum to learn about Indigenous history, the legacy of colonialism, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and what it all means for our work in Hamilton.
Reflect and engage each other in dialogue to develop ways to incorporate the ideology of reconciliation and the TRC’s Calls to Action into your work and personal lives as Canadians.
There will be food, a whole day of dialogue and learning together, book signings, and excellent opportunities to network and be part of these exciting changes happening across Canada.
Honouring the Circle (21 Rosedene, Hamilton)
Tickets $20.
For additional information, or to register please contact cgately@gsch.ca



August 16-21, 2016
We will be in Newfoundland for the annual
Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year include: Madeleine Thien; Guy Vanderhaeghe;
Lawrence Hill; Donna Morrissey;
Ed Riche; and more.
Musicians appearing include: Ron Sexsmith; Ameila Curran; Stephen Fearing;  Hamilton's own Diane Panton; and more.
For additional information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please see the
Writers at Woody Point Festival website here.


We are already hard at work planning our fall season and it's shaping up to be quite exciting.
Please watch here for details, or sign up for our monthly events newsletter.


 

Mid-Late May 2016

05/09/2016

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to be taking part in a Westdale Poetry Night featuring
award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm

The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be discussing her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Jeanie Macfarlane Westdale blogger and avid reader.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Sorry for any inconvenience.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO)
performs the premier of Sidewalk Flowers by Abigail Richardson-Schulte,
based on the Governor General’s Award-winning picture book by Hamilton poet, JonArno Lawson.
This wordless book comes to life as the touching story is told with voice without words, string quartet, piano, electronics and on-screen illustrations. A premiere by Hamilton-based composer John Laing adds to this intriguing program of poetry and voice, while HPO Principal Flutist Leslie Newman performs Kaija Saariaho’s work for flute and electronics.
McMaster LiveLab (McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West)
80 seats available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.



 

May 2016

04/22/2016

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016   
10am-4pm

We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library
to take part in national Authors for Indies Day,
a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies)
by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day.
This event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include: Lawrence Hill (10-12); Gary Barwin (11-1); Ellen Jaffe (2-4); Bernadette Rule (10-12); Janet Turpin Myers (2-4); Brent van Staalduinen (12-2); Gillian Chan (10-12); Sally Cooper (2-4); Bonnie Lendrum (12-2)Miranda Hill (10-12), and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please visit here for more information & to see the authors appearing at Epic Books.


During the months of April- July
We
are happy to be partnering with the Palliative Care division of McMaster University,
Hamilton Public Library, and P.D. Dermody Funeral Homes
to present the second annual
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative
The program will include book club discussion on the three featured books;
a Death Cafe; lectures; a film; and more.
Please visit our Something to Talk About page for full details.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30pm
Former Hamiltonian, Robin Stevenson will be in town to promote her new book for young readers,
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Education Centre, lobby (20 Education Court., Hamilton)
off Upper Wentworth, across from Limeridge Mall.
Free, everyone welcome.
Thank you to HWDSB for their generous support of this event.



Friday May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016
We will be on hand as McMaster University Department of English & Cultural Studies presents
History, Memory & Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
featuring authors: Padma Viswanathan; Farzana Doctor;
Eisha Marjara and Renée Sarojini Saklikar
(175 Longwood 
Road South, Hamilton)
This conference is free to attend, but participants must register here.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alumnus, Simon Choa-Johnston
returns to Hamilton for the release of his novel, House of Wives.
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company (65 Hatt St., Dundas)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to be taking part in a Westdale Poetry Night featuring
award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be in town to discuss her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Humber College professor and avid reader, Wendy O'Brien.
Hamilton Central Library Auditorium (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (proceeds to the Short Works Prize)
This event is presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library, HarperCollins Canada and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine- in support of Hamilton's Short Works Prize.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Philharmonic
Orchestra (HPO)
performs the premier of Sidewalk Flowers by
Abigail Richardson-Schulte,
based on the Governor General’s Award-winning picture book by Hamilton poet, JonArno Lawson.
This wordless book comes to life as the touching story is told with voice without words, string quartet, piano, electronics and on-screen illustrations. A premiere by Hamilton-based composer John Laing adds to this intriguing program of poetry and voice, while HPO Principal Flutist Leslie Newman performs Kaija Saariaho’s work for flute and electronics.
McMaster LiveLab (McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West)
80 seats available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome



 

April 2016

03/28/2016

 



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
For our last installment of the inaugural Process Project, Tor arrives to get you thinking about what it means to be a multi-disciplinary artist. Tor will help you unearth the rhythms buried in your spoken language so you can construct a simple, usable performance-ready song. No one will be forced to sing; but some will be inspired to do so!

The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.


Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis; Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with
LitLive
, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the debut adult fiction by
Hamilton author and renaissance man
Gary Barwin
.
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Reception, book reading and music by special guest Tiny Bill Cody
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. For more information see here.



Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening,
in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints, Unexpected.
Please join us for this exciting book launch reception.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7pm
Death: Something to Talk About, A Reading Initiative
returns for a second year.
Join us for the first event in the series,
a book club discussion of the Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Hamilton Central Library (4th floor, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
This book series is presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Department, Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and
P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes.
For more information about the Death: Something To Talk About reading initiative,
or the books selected this year,  please see here.



Saturday, April 30, 2016    10am-4pm
We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library
to take part in national Authors for Indies Day.
Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors, have a chat and get book recommendations from them.
This event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include: Lawrence Hill (10-12); Gary Barwin (11-1); Ellen Jaffe (2-4); Bernadette Rule (10-12); Janet Turpin Myers (2-4); Brent van Staalduinen (12-2); Gillian Chan (10-12); Sally Cooper (2-4); Bonnie Lendrum (12-2);  Miranda Hill (10-12), and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (time tbc)
Former Hamiltonian, Robin Stevenson
will be in town to promote her new book for young readers,
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Education Centre, lobby (20 Education Court., Hamilton)
off Upper Wentworth, across from Limeridge Mall.
Free, everyone welcome.
Thank you to HWDSB for their generous support of this event.




Friday May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016
We will be on hand as McMaster University Department of English & Cultural Studies presents
History, Memory & Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference

featuring authors: Padma Viswanathan; Farzana Doctor;
Eisha Marjara and
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
(175 Longwood 
Road South, Hamilton)
This conference is free to attend, but participants must register by April 15 here.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alum, Simon Choa-Johnston
returns to Hamilton for the release of his novel, House of Wives.
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company (65 Hatt St., Dundas)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We will be at Westdale Secondary School as they host an evening of poetry. 
Award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver will be discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be in town to discuss her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Humber College professor and avid reader, Wendy O'Brien.
Hamilton Central Library Auditorium (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (proceeds to the Short Works Prize)
This event is presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library, HarperCollins Canada and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine- in support of Hamilton's Short Works Prize.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome



 

March 2016

03/09/2016

 


Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are delighted to be on hand as the McMaster University Outdoor Club and the Hamilton Conservation Authority present the full-length feature documentary,
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold Land Ethic for Our Time

as part of their Green Screen Film Fest.
Health Sciences Centre (Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1)
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W. Hamilton

For additional information, or to register please visit the McMaster Outdoor Club website.



Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00pm
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library celebrates
the launch of Necessary Risk, a new novel by local writer, Tara Wyatt.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm

The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.



Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis; Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with
LitLive
, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the debut adult fiction by
Hamilton author and renaissance man
Gary Barwin
.
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Reception, book reading and music by special guest Tiny Bill Cody
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. For more information see here.



Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening, in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints, Unexpected.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP.



Saturday, April 30, 2016
We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library to take part in national Authors for Indies Day.
Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors,
have a chat and get book recommendations from them.
The event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include:
Lawrence Hill; Gary Barwin; Ellen Jaffe; Bernadette Rule; Janet Turpin Myers;
Brent van Staalduinen; Gillian Chan; Sally Cooper; and more.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.