Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You're invited to the Toronto book launch for The Meaning of Children by Beverly Akerman

Hello, Brian.

I'm thrilled to announce that my new short story collection, The Meaning of Children, published by Exile Editions, will be launched in Toronto on May 31st at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth.

Part of The Exile Writers Series, we will also be toasting the launch of Claude Tatilon's A Pinch of Time (David Homel's translation of the original French novel, La soupe au pistou). The book has won many honours and sold 20,000 copies in France.

Jesus Hardwell's story collection, Easy Living, will also be featured, along with work read by Ann Elizabeth Carson and Claudio Gaudio, from Exile Quarterly's 34.3 and 34.4 issues. Music by bass musician Grant Curle.

I just wanted to let you know and invite you and everyone who reads Quick Brown Fox to drop by if at all possible. Links to some fantastic media coverage I’ve been blessed to receive are below. I’ve put the TV and radio interviews on youtube; links to the newspaper reviews are up at my blog. Please feel free to circulate this note to anyone you think might be interested.

Best to you,
Beverly Akerman

More about The Meaning of Children:
“Each story [is] a reminder of what an optimistic endeavour it is to parent…Akerman holds up our greatest fears, not to dwell on them, but to marvel at our commitment to life, especially to passing it on to others.” ~Anne Chudobiak, The Montreal Gazette.

“This isn’t the invented childhood of imagination and wonderment…[here] children both corrupt and redeem: each other, family relationships and the female body.”~Katie Hewitt, The Globe & Mail

CTV Interview with Mutsumi Takahashi: here.

CJAD Interview with Anne Lagacé Dowson here

For information about submitting to Exile Editions and to Exile, the Literary Quarterly, see here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Kingston, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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