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Upcoming Events - Spring 2014


For tickets, registration, additional information, and/or to be placed on events mailing list,  please contact us at events@princebooks.net
 

Thursday, January 23rd at 7:30pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre kicks off the New Year with
Paul Vermeersche (Reinvention of the Human Hand)
For more information please contact: Hamilton Poetry Centre

Free, everyone welcome.
Bryan Prince Bookseller



Thursday, February 6th at 8:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to once again support
Matapa Music & Arts Organization 
as they celebrate Black History Month with their annual

Roots en Route Festival
.
While the weeklong festival includes music, film and dance,
this spoken word event will feature
Canadian slam poetry pioneer, Andrea Thompson (Other Tongues
and spoken word artist, Dwayne Morgan (Long Overdue)
Artword Artbar (15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $8/$10



Saturday, February 8th at 3:00pm
We are happy to support The
Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba
as they mark Black History Month with a
Nelson Mandela: A Tribute
Madiba Is Gone, The Struggle Continues

This afternoon event will feature guest speaker and author,
Afua Cooper (Copper Woman & Other Poems)
as well as live music, poetry readings, an open mic and refreshments.
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (51 Stuart Street, Hamilton)
$10/Pay What You Can (no one will be turned away)


Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00pm
We will be on hand as Clean Air Hamilton presents
Dr Stephen Kellert
(Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World).
Dr Kellert will be giving a free public lecture as part of
Clean Air Hamilton's
2014 Upwind-Downwind Conference
.
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Tanenbaum Pavilion)
(123 King Street West, Hamilton)
This event is free, please RSVP
here to attend.


Thursday, March 6th at 7:30pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre series continues with
Olive Senior (Gardening in the Tropics)
For more information contact: 
Hamilton Poetry Centre
Held in store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome


Sunday, March 16th at 7:30pm
We'll be on hand as Westdale United Church welcomes their Visting Distinguished Speaker:
Dr Margaret Somerville (The Ethical Imagination, 2006 Massey Lecture)
Dr Somerville, Law & Medicine Ethics Chair at McGill University, will delivering
a lecture entitled: "Death & Dying in the 21st Century: Is Euthanasia an Ethical Response" which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Westdale United Church (99 North Oval, Hamilton)
Tickets $20

* Bryan Prince Bookseller will be donating a portion of book sales from this event to PEN Canada.


Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00pm
We are delighted to welcome critically acclaimed author,
Nancy Lee (The Age) and debut novelist, Tamai Kobayashi (Prairie Ostrich)
The authors who will be at the bookstore to read from and discuss their latest novels.
Held in store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited.



Friday, March 21st at 6:30pm
What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry: A Panel Discussion
with special guests
Zachariah Wells (Career Limiting Moves)
Anita Lahey (Mystery Shopping Cart)
Jason Guriel (The Pigheaded Soul)
moderated by Amanda Jernigan (All the Daylight Hours)
McMaster University, Council Chambers
Gilmour Hall, Room 111, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome.

Thanks to McMaster University dept of English & Cultural Studies for co-sponsoring this event


Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00pm
We are delighted to present an evening of exciting literature with
internationally acclaimed author, Padma Viswanathan (The Ever After of Ashwin Rao)
and McMaster University alumnus, Ailsa Kay (Under Budapest)
both authors will read from and discuss their latest book.
Held in-store at Bryan Prince Bookseller.
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited.



Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00pm
We kick-off the spring season for our Authors After Hours series
Join us for a special mystery night edition with guests
Ross Pennie (Up In Smoke), Gloria Ferris (Corpse Flower),
J. E. Forman (Really Dead) and Chris Laing (A Private Man).
Held in store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as sopace is limited.

Thursday, March 27th at 7:30pm
We'll be on hand as gritLIT presents their annual Battle of the Books.
Ten local luminaries will defend, joust and entice the audience to support their selected title from the Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award nominees.
The panelists are: Jean Rae Baxter; Gary Curtis; Krista Foss; Jude Johnson; P.J. Rangachari; Graham Crawford; June Dickinson; Andrew Gerrior; Deidre Pike and Lorna Zaremba. Moderated by Annette Hamm.
Hamilton Central Public Library (55 York., Blvd, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Monday, March 31st at 7:30pm
We'll be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton
host their annual scholarship fundraiser.
This year's special guest is award-winning author,
Terry Fallis (Best Laid Plans).
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd, Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (available at the bookstore)

Tuesday, April 1st at 6:30pm
Matapa Music & Arts Organization and the Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba
will be at the store to present an evening of music with special guest,
Cuban trova musician, Gerardo Alfonso
For additional information please see here.
Held in-store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
$10/pay what you can, at the door

Thursday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 6th
We are happy to once again participate in the annual gritLIT Literary Festival.
This year's guest authors include: Denise Chong; Peter Robinson; Catherine Bush;
Michael Winter; Emma Donoghue and more.
For full details please see the gritLIT website.

Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm
Kate Hilton self-published her first work of fiction and the book sold so well
that it's been reissued by HarperCollins Canada.
The Hole in the Middle
is now a bestseller across Canada.
Join us to hear Kate Hilton read from her novel and talk about it's success.
Held in-store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
 
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited.

Wednesday, April 9th
We will be on hans as the McMaster University Alumni Association presents an evening with the host of TVO's The Agenda, Steve Paikin (Paikin and the Premiers)
CIBC Hall,  3rd Floor, McMaster University Student Centre
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome
Doors open at 7pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm


Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30pm
We are happy to present an evening of poetry with special guests
Brian Bartlett (Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar)

Jeffery Donaldson (Slack Action)
Held instore at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome
.

Thursday, April 24th at 7:00pm
We will be at the Staircase Theatre Cafe to launch the new non-fiction book by
Hamilton author, Mark Coakley (
Hidden Harvest)
Staircase Theatre Cafe (27 Dundurn Street, North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Cash bar.


Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm
We're very excited to present a very special evening of historical fiction with
the author of the bestselling Josephine B. trilogy,
Sandra Gulland (
The Shadow Queen)
Hamilton Central Public Library (55 York Blvd., 4th Floor, Hamilton)
Tickets $10

* Net ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas


Tuesday, April 29th at Noon
We are happy to once again be participating in the 29th Annual Na'amat Celebrity Luncheon.
This year's guest author is Nancy Richler (
Imposter Bride)
Adas Israel Synagogue (125 Cline Ave., South, Hamilton)
Tickets $25/ $22 students & seniors


Thursday, May 1st at 7:00pm
We team up with our friends from A Different Drummer Books
to host Random House authors,
Miriam Toews (
All My Puny Sorrows)
Steven Galloway (
The Confabulist)
Claire Cameron (
The Bear)
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street, North, Hamilton)
Tickets $7, light refreshment


Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30pm
We will be teaming up with our friends at OPIRG McMaster
to host an evening of political discussion with
Alison Loat and Michael Macmillan, authors of
Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliment Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC), Room 1A4
1200 Main Street West, Hamilton
(formerly known as Ewart Angus Centre)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm
Our Authors After Hours series continues with a special Mother's Day edition
We welcome several authors who contributed an essay to the new
Goose Lane Editions book,
The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood
The authors appearing at this event are: Julie Booker (Up, Up, Up: Stories); Carrie Snyder (Juliet Stories); Diana Bryden (No Place Strange); Maria Mendle (Outside the Box);
and anthology editor, Kerry Clare.
Held instore at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited

Thursday, May 8th at 7:00pm
We are very excited to host the Hamilton launch for the debut novel by
local writer and two-time Journey Prize nominee, Krista Foss (Smoke River).
Please join us as we raise a toast to Krista and kick-off the release of the novel.
The Spice Factory (121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton)
Free. Please RSVP.


Thursday May 8th at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as Grandmothers of Steel present an evening lecture with journalist and three-time Amesty International Canada Award winner,
Sally Armstrong (
The Ascent of Women)
Winterberry Heights Church (300 Winterberry Drive, Stoney Creek)
Tickets $30/ $15 students

This is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
For additional information please see
Grandmothers of Steel

Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00pm
We are happy to present the Spring Hamilton Author Series event with the
Hamilton Public Library
Special guests for this evening are award-winning writers,
David Adams Richards (
Crimes Against My Brother
Cecil Foster (
Independence: A Novel)
K.D. Miller (All Saints)
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Tickets $10

* Net ticket proceeds from this event will be dontated to Hamilton's Short Works Prize

Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00pm
We finish our Author After Hours season with a night of literature and stars.
Join us for an engaging lecture with
Dan Falk (
The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe)
Held instore at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited

Thursday, June 12th at 7:00pm
We are delighted to host a Pride reading in celebration of Hamilton Pride Week
Joining us to read from their new novels are
award-winning author, Shani Mootoo ( Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab)
and writer and performer, Tom Cho (Look Who's Morphing)
Held in-store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited.

Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00pm
We complete our reading series for the summer with
an evening celebrating new works by two local poets
Ellen Jaffe ( Skinny-Dipping with the Muse) and
Gary Barwin ( Moon Baboon Canoe)
Held in-store at Bryan Prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome. Please register as space is limited.


Thursday, July 31st at 7:00pm
We will be hosting an evening with the local contributors to
Great Lakes Review magazine
Held in-store at Bryan prince Bookseller
Free, everyone welcome.


Please watch for additional events which may be added mid-season.