January 2016

01/14/2016

 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre will be in the bookstore to welcome their first guest poet of 2016,
Robyn Sarah
recipient of the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry 
(My Shoes are Killing Me),
The poetry reading will follow an open mic session.
For more information please visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street W., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:30pm
We will be on hand as
gritLIT: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival presents
In Conversation with Lawrence Hill
gritLIT is proud to present an intimate conversation with international award-winning author Lawrence Hill.
Join Hill as he discusses his latest book, The Illegal, his writing process
and the posthumous publication of his sister Karen Hill’s novel, Café Babanussa.
Hosted by CHCH’s Annette Hamm
.
Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre Theatre (57 Discovery Drive)
Tickets:  Adults $20 (Click here to buy adult tickets)
Students/Seniors $15 (Click here to buy student/senior tickets)
This event is part of Hamilton Winterfest.


Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project
welcomes a force-of nature: storyteller, theatre maverick and visual artist,
Lisa Pijuan Nomura.
 Find out how Lisa curates and transforms personal stories into successful one-woman theatre shows. Learn about the beautiful collisions between visual art-making and expert story-telling. Let Lisa guide you in a fun exercise of building a story from a random conversation about food.
For more information about Lisa, please visit her 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)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on  Facebook


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7pm
We are excited to be participating in
The Walrus Talks Healthy Cities,
presented by McMaster University.
Guest speakers for the evening are:
Miranda Hill (author, Sleeping Funny)
Nick Saul (author, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community & Inspired a Movement)
Andre Picard (Globe & Mail)
Jennifer Heisz (McMaster Dept of Kinesiology)
Gerry Wright (McMaster Institute for Infectious Disease Research)
Santee Smith (Dancer/choreographer)
Tim Potocic (Supercrawl)
David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main St. W. Hamilton)
Tickets $12 adults, $6 students.
To order tickets or for additional details, see here
.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre will be in the bookstore to welcome their guest poet,
Cara-Lyn Morgan,
The poetry reading will follow an open mic session.
For more information please visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street W., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project welcomes
novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, and professor,
Sky Gilbert
Sky is one of Canada's most controversial artistic forces. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto and is the founder of Hammertheatre in Hamilton. He has written numerous novels and plays, as well as several films. For more information about Sky 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
Visit the Process Project on Facebook



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
Visit the Process Project on  Facebook 


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We will 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.

There are a lot of exciting events coming in April, including: the gritLIT Festival; a launch for the much-anticipated debut adult novel by Hamilton author, Gary Barwin; the annual author night fundraiser for CFUW with Marina Endicott; and more....watch for details.

 

November 2015

11/05/2015

 
Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see
here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Westdale Children's School
presents "The Soul of Discipline",
a lecture by bestselling author, Kim John Payne (Simplicity Parenting)
St Cuthberts Church (2 Bond Street North, Hamilton)
For addition information, or to order tickets please see
here.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

We will be on hand as the McMaster Laureates of Peace Lecture Series
presents "Conflicted? The World of War"
a lecture by Dr. Samantha Nutt,
Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada and author of Damned Nations.
McMaster University, Convocation Hall
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton).
For more information please see
here.
 

Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
mural painter, Lester Coloma.
Please
join us to hear Lester discuss the inspiration and creative process of his art.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


 
 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University,
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1102
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 
Registration required. See here.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
The Writers' Trust of Canada and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
The 36th Annual International Festival of Authors
comes to town to celebrate the five books nominated for the
2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize:
Andre Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)
Elizabeth Hay (His Whole Life)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Russell Smith (Confidence) read by actor, John Fitzgerald Jay
John Vaillant (Jaguar's Children) read by a special guest
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15

Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with guests
Kerry Wade and Lynn Bebee.
Kerry and Lynn are fashion designers at Blackbird Studios on James St., North
and they will be sharing the story of the studio and how fashion gets created.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $25


Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
muralist, Lester Coloma.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


 

October 2015

10/03/2015

 


Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2pm-4pm
The Process Project begins.
It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop.
It’s an investigation of creativity  - and how art gets made.
Spend a Sunday afternoon interacting with a local filmmaker, fashion designing duo, visual artist, musician or writer and theatre maverick.  The space is intimate: Bryan Prince Bookseller. The audience is exclusive: seating is limited to 35. Who attends? You, if you’re interested in how creativity gets better with collaboration, cross-pollination; if you’re a practicing or beginning artist and want to hear from others who get work done and get it out there; if you’re looking for inspiration and motivation; or if you want to support and discover local artists.
The Process Project launches October 4th and runs until April. Six lectures in total.
Sunday, October 4 we launch the series with Hamilton filmmaker, Terrance Odette.
Terry will
discussing how his roots as a folk singer and operating room attendant led him to become
an award-winning director/writer.
Tickets: $25 ea, or purchase a season pass for $125 and save.
The Process Project is curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Visit the Facebook event page here.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Bryan Prince Bookseller is please to host an evening with former Hamilton residents, 
Mark Walma and Lynn Walma (Abigail at McAdam Railway Station).
The author and illustrator will be in town to discuss their historical children's book series and efforts to preserve a historic Railway Station in New Brunswick.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their guest poet,
James Arthur (Charms Against Lightning)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading


Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm

Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter Canada.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University,
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1102
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 
Registration required. See here.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
with the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists:
Andre Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)
Elizabeth Hay (His Whole Life)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Russell Smith (Confidence)
John Valliant (Jaguar's Children)
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15

Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm

The Process Project continues with guests
Kerry Wade and Lynn Beebee.
Kerry and Lynn are fashion designers at Blackbird Studios and they will
be sharing the story of the studio and how fashion gets created.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
muralist, Lester Coloma.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25



 
 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 10am-4pm
Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories is back for the 7th year.
This day long festival is fun for the whole family
and highlights children's and teen literature, storytelling,
music, a puppet show, poetry, and more.
Drop by to visit us at the pop-up bookstore where we'll have books by this year's guest authors:
Gary Barwin; David Bouchard; Lisa Dalrymple; Sheree Fitch; Alma Fullerton;
Carol-Ann Hoyte; Jess Keating; Wesley King; Lynn Kittridge-Fox;
Adrienne Kress; Monica Kulling; Andrew Larsen; JonArno Lawson;
Debbie Ridpath Ohi; Gillian O'Reilly; Neil Pasricha;
Richard Scrimger; Patricia Storms; Werner Zimmermann
.
Westfield Heritage Village (Rockton)
Free. See here for details.

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
We are delighted to host the launch party for the
inaugural edition of the Hamilton Youth Anthology, Vol 1
complied by Ink Movement Hamilton.

The evening will feature readings and book signings by contributors.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
For more information about Ink Movement Hamilton visit them here.



Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

We will be on hand as the McMaster Health Forum,
in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer’s Disease International and
the MedicAlert Foundation Canada, present
The science of Alzheimer’s: where are we going?
with guest speaker, Jay Ingram,
The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s
McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)
Free public talk, everyone welcome.
See here for additional details.


Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00pm
Join Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library,
Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine and the Rotary Club Hamilton AM
as we announce the winners of the 2015 Short Works Prize.
McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
For more information about the prize see here.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller and Goose Lane Editions
present an evening with BC poet,
Ali Blythe (Twoism)
to mark the release of Twoism, Ali's much anticipated debut poetry collection.
Hamilton poet, Adam Getty will be opening the evening with a reading of his work.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton).
Free, everyone welcome.
Please RSVP as space is limited.


Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the McMaster Institute of GeroScience presents
a free public lecture by Margaret Trudeau
(The Time of Your Life: Choosing a Vibrant, Joyful, Future)
as part of their McMaster Aging Symposium.
Please visit their events page
here to register.


Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2pm-4pm
The Process Project begins.
It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop.
It’s an investigation of creativity  - and how art gets made.
Spend a Sunday afternoon interacting with a local filmmaker, fashion designing duo, visual artist, musician or writer and theatre maverick.  The space is intimate: Bryan Prince Bookseller. The audience is exclusive: seating is limited to 35. Who attends? You, if you’re interested in how creativity gets better with collaboration, cross-pollination; if you’re a practicing or beginning artist and want to hear from others who get work done and get it out there; if you’re looking for inspiration and motivation; or if you want to support and discover local artists.
The Process Project launches October 4th, 2-4 pm
and runs until April. Six lectures in total.
Sunday, October 4: Terrance Odette, filmmaker
Sunday, November 1: Kerry Wade and Lynn Bebee, fashion designers
Sunday, Dec. 6:  Lester Coloma, muralist
Sunday, Feb 7:  
Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, storyteller/performer/visual artist
Sunday, Mar. 6: Sky Gilbert, theatre director/writer/actor
Sunday, Apr. 3: Tor Lukasik-Foss, musician/visual artist/writer
Tickets: $25 ea, or purchase a season pass for $125 and save.
(Available soon at Bryan Prince Bookseller).
The Process Project is curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Visit the Facebook event page here.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Bryan Prince Bookseller is please to host an evening with former Hamilton residents, 
Mark Walma and Lynn Walma (Abigail at McAdam Railway Station).
The author and illustrator will be in town to discuss their historical children's book series and efforts to preserve a historic Railway Station in New Brunswick.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes
James Arthur (Charms Against Lightning)
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading


Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter Canada.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University, Council Chambers
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1102
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 

Registration required. See here.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
with the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists:
Andre Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)
Elizabeth Hay (HIs Whole Life)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Russell Smith (Confidence)
John Valliant (Jaguar's Children)
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15


 

September 2015

08/27/2015

 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
We will be joining the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies
as they welcome Kim Fu, author of For Today I Am a Boy,
the McMaster Common Reading selection for 2015.
To register or for addition information see here.
McMaster University
M
ichael DeGoote Centre for Learning, Room 1305
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome.

Saturday, September 5th at 3:00pm
As part of  the annual WESTFEST in Westdale Village,
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Dundurn Press, Westdale BIA,
Raise the Hammer, Westdale United Church and
McMaster Alumni Association present
author, Bill Freeman
who will be discussing city planning and his book
The New Urban Agenda: The Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area.
Westdale United Church (99 North Oval, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Goose Lane Editions, Cormorant Books,
Seraphim Editions and Gallery on the Bay
are delighted to present an evening to celebrate
three new works of literature by:
Trevor Cole (Hope Makes Love)
Pauline Holdstock (The Hunter & the Wild Girl)
Bernadette Rule
( Earth Day in Leith Churchyard: Poems in Search of Tom Thomson)
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP as space is limited.


Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, A Different Drummer Books,
House of Anansi Press and Mohawk College present
Margaret MacMillan in Conversation
with Charles Foran.
Join us as historian and international best-selling author, Dr. Margaret MacMillan,
discusses her new book, History's People: Personalities and the Past,
which is the topic of the 2015 CBC Massey Lecture.
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
Mohawk College (135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10



Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller and HarperCollins Canada are excited to celebrate
the release of a new book by bestselling Hamilton author,
Lawrence Hill
Join us for an author reception to mark the release of the novel,  The Illegal.
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
(51 Stuart Street, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
We welcome the Hamilton Poetry Centre back to the bookstore
for their 2015-2016 reading season. Their first guest poet is
Ricardo Sternberg
(Some Dance)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic will precede the reading. See here for details.



Sunday, September 20, 2015 10am-4pm

Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories is back for the 7th year.
This day long festival is fun for the whole family
and highlights children's and teen literature, storytelling,
music, a puppet show, poetry, and more.
Drop by to visit us at the pop-up bookstore where we'll have books by this year's guest authors:
Gary Barwin; David Bouchard; Lisa Dalrymple; Sheree Fitch; Alma Fullerton;
Carol-Ann Hoyte; Jess Keating; Wesley King; Lynn Kittridge-Fox;
Adrienne Kress; Monica Kulling; Andrew Larsen; JonArno Lawson;
Debbie Ridpath Ohi; Gillian O'Reilly; Neil Pasricha;
Richard Scrimger; Patricia Storms; Werner Zimmermann.
Westfield Heritage Village (Rockton)
Free. See here for details.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

We will be on hand as the McMaster Health Forum,
in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer’s Disease International and
the MedicAlert Foundation Canada, present
The science of Alzheimer’s: where are we going?
with guest speaker, Jay Ingram,
The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s
McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)
Free public talk, everyone welcome.
See here for additional details.


Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00pm
Join Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library,
Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine and the Rotary Club Hamilton AM
as we announce the winners of the 2015 Short Works Prize.
McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
For more information about the prize see
here.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller and Goose Lane Editions
present an evening with BC poet,
Ali Blythe (Twoism)
to mark the release of Twoism, Ali's much anticipated debut poetry collection.

Hamilton poet, Adam Getty will be opening the evening with a reading of his work.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton).
Free, everyone welcome.
Please RSVP as space is limited.




Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2pm-4pm
The Process Project begins.
It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop.
It’s an investigation of creativity  - and how art gets made.
Spend a Sunday afternoon interacting with a local filmmaker, fashion designing duo, visual artist, musician or writer and theatre maverick.  The space is intimate: Bryan Prince Bookseller. The audience is exclusive: seating is limited to 35. Who attends? You, if you’re interested in how creativity gets better with collaboration, cross-pollination; if you’re a practicing or beginning artist and want to hear from others who get work done and get it out there; if you’re looking for inspiration and motivation; or if you want to support and discover local artists.
The Process Project launches October 4th, 2-4 pm
and runs until April. Six lectures in total.
Sunday, October 4: Terrance Odette, filmmaker
Sunday, November 1: Kerry Wade and Lynn Bebee, fashion designers
Sunday, Dec. 6:  Lester Coloma, muralist
Sunday, Feb 7:  Surprise Guest TBA
Sunday, Mar. 6: Sky Gilbert, theatre director/writer/actor
Sunday, Apr. 3: Tor Lukasik-Foss, musician/visual artist/writer

Tickets: $25 ea, or purchase a season pass for $125 and save.
(Available soon at Bryan Prince Bookseller).
The Process Project is curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Visit the Facebook event page
here.



Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes
James Arthur
(Charms Against Lightning)
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading



Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter Canada.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss
her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University, Council Chambers
Gilmour Hall, Room 111
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)

Free, everyone welcome.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads
selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
with the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists.
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15








 

August 2015

08/01/2015

 

Tuesday, August 11 - Sunday, August 16, 2015
Writers at Woody Point Festival
Bonne Bay, Newfoundland
We are honoured to be participating in the 12th annual Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year are: Margaret Atwood; Joan Clark; Bruce Cockburn; Steven Galloway;
Elizabeth Hay; Lawrence Hill; Elizabeth de Mariaffi; George Murray; Miriam Toews;
Des Walsh and Kathleen Winter.
The festival is firmly rooted in Newfoundland literature, attracting both writers from abroad and those nurtured here at home. During the festival, authors and musicians can connect with their audience in intimate venues, over dinner and drinks, or on a hike into the pristine hills. And they can soak up the area's own creative talent at exhibits of art and crafts, musical performances and impromptu after-hours celebrations that combine jam sessions, dancing and lots of laughter.
For more information about the festival visit the Writers at Woody Point
website.



Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Ronsdale Press and Nimbus Publishing
are pleased to present an evening with Hamilton authors,
Jean Rae Baxter (Hope's Journey) and David S. New (An Ordinary Hero).
Our guests will be discussing the research and challenges involved in
writing books with a historical basis: in this case,
Loyalist History (Jean) and the biography of a Hamilton-born WWII spitfire pilot (David).
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP as space is limited.



Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
We will be joining the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies
as they welcome Kim Fu, author of For Today I Am a Boy,
the McMaster Common Reading selection for 2015.
To register or for addition information see here.
McMaster University
M
ichael DeGoote Centre for Learning, Room 1305
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton

Free, everyone welcome.


Saturday, September 5th at 3:00pm

As part of  the annual WESTFEST in Westdale Village,
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Dundurn Press, Westdale BIA,
Raise the Hammer, Westdale United Church and
McMaster Alumni Association present
author, Bill Freeman

who will be discussing city planning and his book
The New Urban Agenda: The Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area.

Westdale United Church (99 North Oval, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Goose Lane Editions, Cormorant Books,
Seraphim Editions and Gallery on the Bay
are delighted to
present an evening to celebrate
three new works of literature by:
Trevor Cole (Hope Makes Love)
Pauline Holdstock (The Hunter & the Wild Girl)
Bernadette Rule (
Earth Day in Leith Churchyard: Poems in Search of Tom Thomson)
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP as space is limited.


Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, A Different Drummer Books,
House of Anansi Press and Mohawk College present
Margaret MacMillan in Conversation
with Charles Foran.
Join us as historian and international best-selling author, Margaret MacMillan,
discusses her new book,
History's People: Personalities and the Past,
which is the topic of the 2015 CBC Massey Lecture.
Mohawk College
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre (135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10




Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller and HarperCollins Canada are excited to celebrate
the release of a new book by bestselling Hamilton author,

Lawrence Hill
Join us for an author reception to mark the release of the novel,  The Illegal.
Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre
(51 Stuart Street, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00pm

We welcome the Hamilton Poetry Centre back to the bookstore
for their 2015-2016 reading season
. Their first guest poet is

Ricardo Sternberg
(Some Dance)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic will precede the reading. See here for details.




Sunday, September 20, 2015 10am-4pm
Telling Tales: Family Festival of Stories is back for the 7th year.
This day long festival is fun for the whole family
and highlights children's and teen literature, storytelling,
music, a puppet show, poetry, and more.

Drop by to visit us at the pop-up bookstore where we'll have books by this year's guest authors:
Gary Barwin; David Bouchard; Lisa Dalrymple; Sheree Fitch; Alma Fullerton;
Carol-Ann Hoyte; Jess Keating; Wesley King; Lynn Kittridge-Fox;
Adrienne Kress; Monica Kulling; Andrew Larsen; JonArno Lawson;
Debbie Ridpath Ohi; Gillian O'Reilly; Neil Pasricha;
Richard Scrimger; Patricia Storms; Werner Zimmermann.
Westfield Heritage Village
(Rockton)
Free.
See here for details.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

We will be on hand as the McMaster Health Forum,

in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer’s Disease International and
the MedicAlert Foundation Canada, present
The science of Alzheimer’s: where are we going?
with guest speaker, Jay Ingram,
The End of Memory:
A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s
McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton)
Free public talk, everyone welcome.
See here for additional details.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Join Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library,
Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine and the Rotary Club Hamilton AM
as we announce the winners of the 2015 Short Works Prize.
For more information about the prize see here.
Venue to be announced.


Coming in October:

Please watch for details on our October events which include:
The launch of an exciting new workshop series we are developing with Krista Foss

IFOA Hamilton, with the finalists for the Rogers' Writers Trust Fiction Prize
The Hamilton Poetry Centre guest poet for the month
A book signing by curling champion, Colleen Jones
Hamilton Public Library's One Book, One City events with Miriam Toews
A lecture by Kirstine Stewart, VP of Media at Twitter and one of Maclean Magazine's
50 Most Important People in Canada







 

July 2015

06/27/2015

 
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00pm


We are delighted to host the Hamilton launch for
Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry

Please join us as we welcome the two editors for the collection,
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan, UK-based poet, Evan Jones
and special guests from the collection.

Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 
Light refreshments will be provided.


This event presented in association with Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publishing



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Saturday, July 4th at 7:00pm


We will be hosting a special Arsenal Pulp Press After-Pride evening
with special guests:
Lambda Literary Award Winner, Amber Dawn
(Where the Words End and My Body Begins)
and Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Vivek Shraya
(She of the Mountains)

Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)

Free, everyone welcome



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Tuesday, August 11- Sunday, August 16 2015


We will be hitting the road for our annual trip to act as bookseller for the
Writers at Woody Point Festival in Newfoundland. 
Guest authors this year include: Margaret Atwood; Miriam Toews; Elizabeth de Mariaffi; Bruce Cockburn; Kathleen Winter; George Murray; and more....

Follow us on twitter at @bryanprincebks to see the festival highlights.




We are hard at work planning an exciting Fall season, including the much-anticipated Hamilton launch for The Illegal by Lawrence Hill; the announcement of the 2015 Short Works Prize winners; and much more.

Register for our Between the Ladders newsletter
for additional event details, including book descriptions, author bios and more.

 

June 2015

05/31/2015

 
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Friday, June 12, 2015
at 7:00pm

Please join us as we welcome award-winning author,
Rosemary Sullivan
Ms Sullivan will be here to discuss her new book,

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary And Tumultuous Life Of Svetlana Alliluyeva
This much anticipated and extensively researched biography sheds light on one of the most intriguing and misunderstood women in history.

Gallery on the Bay
(231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Tickets
$10
Please note that this event is a fundraiser for the Short Works Prize.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:00pm


Bryan Prince Bookseller is delighted to welcome
Dr David Suzuki

back to Hamilton to celebrate the release of his new book,
Letters to My Grandchildren
.
In his most important book since The Sacred Balance and his most personal ever, revered environmentalist David Suzuki draws on his experiences and wisdom gained over his life to pass on to future generations.
Now  an elder, this series of letters offers grandfatherly advice mixed with reflections from his and Canada’s past, and speaks personally and honestly
about the future.

Westdale Theatre
(1014 King Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10, available at Bryan Prince Bookseller

SOLD OUT 

This event is presented by the David Suzuki Foundation, Bryan Prince Bookseller,and Greystone Books,
in co-operation with Westdale Theatre, Bates Audio Productions and McMaster University Indigenous Studies Program.
Thanks to our community partners: Activism Hamilton; Environment Hamilton;
OPIRG McMaster; Clean Air Hamilton; and McMaster Alumni Association.


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Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

We are delighted to host the Hamilton launch for
Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry

Please join us as we welcome the two editors for the collection,
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan,
UK-based poet, Evan Jones
and special guests from the collection.

Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Light refreshments will be provided

This event presented in association with Fritzhenry & Whiteside Publishing

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Saturday, July 4th at 7:00pm


We will be hosting a special Arsenal Pulp Press After-Pride evening
with special guests:
Lambda Literary Award Winner, Amber Dawn
(Where the Words End and My Body Begins)
and Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Vivek Shraya
(She of the Mountains)

Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome





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                                                      Tuesday, August 11- Sunday, August 16 2015

We will be hitting the road for our annual trip to act as bookseller for the
Writers at Woody Point Festival in Newfoundland. 
Guest authors this year include: Margaret Atwood; Miriam Toews; Elizabeth de Mariaffi; Bruce Cockburn; Kathleen Winter; George Murray; and more....


Follow us on twitter at @bryanprincebks to see the festival highlights.





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Upcoming Events

05/08/2015

 
 
Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm
We are delighted to participate in McMaster University's
Asian Research Working Group Conference: Globalization and Asia.
Please join us for the public portion of the conference as we welcome 
special conference guest, scholar, professor and writer,
Viet Thanh Nguyen reading from his debut novel (The Sympathizer).
For additional information about the conference please see here
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00pm
We host our spring edition of Authors After Hours with special guests,
Gary Barwin (I, Dr. Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457: Stories)
Christine Miscione (Carafola)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Friday, June 12th at 7:00pm
Please join us as we welcome award-winning author,
Rosemary Sullivan
Ms Sullivan will be here to discuss her new book,
Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary And Tumultuous Life Of Svetlana Stalina

Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Tickets
$10
Please note that this event is a fundraiser for the Short Works Prize.



Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller is delighted to welcome Dr David Suzuki back to Hamilton
to celebrate the release of his new book, Letters to My Grandchildren.
In his most important book since The Sacred Balance and his most personal ever,
revered environmentalist David Suzuki draws on his experiences and wisdom
gained over his life to pass on to future generations.
Now  an elder, this series of letters offers grandfatherly advice mixed with reflections from his
and Canada’s past, and speaks personally and honestly about the future.
Westdale Theatre (1014 King Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (on sale May 1st, 9:00am at Bryan Prince Bookseller)


This event is presented by the David Suzuki Foundation, Bryan Prince Bookseller,and Greystone Books,
in co-operation with Westdale Theatre, Bates Audio Productions and McMaster University Indigenous Studies Program.
Thanks to our community partners: Activism Hamilton; Environment Hamilton;
OPIRG McMaster; Clean Air Hamilton; and McMaster Alumni Association.

Saturday, July 4th at 7:00pm
We will be hosting a special After-Pride evening with Arsenal Pulp Press authors,
Amber Dawn (
Where the Words End and My Body Begins)
Vivek Shraya (She of the Mountains)
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $7




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