Category Archives: DC Events

John Emil Vincent at Argo Book Shop

Konchan & Vincent Reading
Thursday January 24 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Please join us for an evening of poetry by Virginia Konchan and John Emil Vincent! We will have their books available for sale and signing.

Virginia Konchan is the author of a poetry collection, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018); a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017); and three chapbooks, including Empire of Dirt (above/ground press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Review, and elsewhere.

John Emil Vincent is the author of Excitement Tax (DC Books, 2018), which was shortlisted for the QWF First Book Prize. His second book, Ganymede’s Dog, will come out from McGill-Queen’s University Press in Fall 2019. He presently teaches at Concordia and Marianopolis College.

Argo Bookshop
1915 rue Sainte-Catherine ouest
Montreal QC  H3H 1M3
Canada
Phone: 514.931.3442
Email: info@argobookshop.ca

Excitement Tax at the 2018 QWF Awards Ceremony

Poets John Emil Vincent (left) and Greg Santos at the AELAQ Pop-up Book Fair

About Excitement Tax jurors at the 2018 QWF award ceremony wrote:

John Emil Vincent’s special talent is that these really are poems, not just prose in the shape of a poem. He really plays with language. The result is poems which at first glance seem like nonsense, but a closer reading brings us closer to: well, we’re not sure what — but it is a kind of nonsense that makes sense. . . profound nonsense that comments on everything, including language itself.

After putting down John Emil Vincent’s book, you are still ‘in’ his book.

EXCITEMENT TAX is funny. Sardonic; deeply witty in fact. What a relief. And of course it’s quite sad at the same time. An awful lot like life — especially the confusing part.

DC Books at the 2018 AELAQ Pop-Up Book Fair

The Association of English Language Editors of Quebec will hold a Book Fair Saturday Nov. 24 and Sunday Nov. 25, in the Atrium of the McConnell Building at Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, metro Guy-Concordia.

Hours are: Saturday: 12-6 PM and Sunday: 12-6 PM.

A number of DC Books authors will be in attendance, ready to greet, chat, and sign great books! A selection of Railfare DC Books train books will also be on sale at substantial Christmas discounts.

Poet John Emil Vincent will be participating in Perforating the Screen of Language: Poets Out Loud, Sunday, Nov. 25, 3-4 p.m.

Novelist Kenneth Radu will be participating in Stories Speak: Writers on Fiction, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1-2 p.m.

Check out novelist Keith Henderson interview re. Sasquatch and the Green Sash, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 a.m., on CKUT Montreal

Lineup:

Saturday 12 – 3: poet Jason Camlot, author of Animal Library and Attention All Typewriters.

Saturday 12 – 3: poet John Emil Vincent whose Excitement Tax has been nominated for the Concordia First Book Award by the QWF.

John Emil Vincent, poet

Sunday 12 – 1: novelist Ken Radu, author of Earthbound, Butterfly In Amber, and the recently published collection of short stories, Net Worth

Novelist Kenneth Radu reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his recent DC publication “Net Worth”

Sunday 1 – 2: novelist Tom Abray, author of the short story collection, Pollen and the recently published novel, Where I Wanted To Be

Novelist Tom Abray reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his novel “Where I Wanted To Be”

Sunday 2 – 4: poet Greg Santos, author of Rabbit Punch! and The Emperor’s Sofa. Check out Poetry Pause – The League of Canadian Poets: http://poets.ca/2018/11/22/in-the-new-republic-of-poetry-by-greg-santos/

Poet Greg Santos together with Keith Henderson at last year’s Pop-Up Fair

Throughout the Fair: novelist Keith Henderson, author of Sasquatch and the Green Sash and Acqua Sacra

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DC Books Blue Met Spring Launch

Blue Met Spring Launch

Friday, April 27, 2018: 6:30 pm

Paragraphe Book Store, 2220 McGill College, Montreal

Featuring John Emil Vincent, Kenneth Radu, Fiorella Paris (Milan), Steve Luxton

Excitement Tax (poetry)

Net Worth (fiction)

Acqua Sacra (novel in Italian translation)

The Dying Meteorologist (upcoming poetry title)

together with Jason Camlot, Keith Henderson

Music by Susan Palmer & Laurence Beaudoin

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DC Books at the AELAQ Pop-Up Book Fair

The Association of English Language Editors of Quebec will hold a Book Fair Saturday Nov 25 and Sunday Nov 26, at Le Café, on the ground floor of the Monument-National, 1182 St-Laurent. Hours are: Saturday: 12-6 PM and Sunday: 11-5 P.M.

A number of DC Books authors will be in attendance.

Saturday 12 – 2: poet John Emil Vincent whose Excitement Tax is about to be released.

Saturday 2 – 4: poet Greg Santos, author of Rabbit Punch! and The Emperor’s Sofa.

Saturday 4 – 5: poet Steve Luxton, author of Luna Moth and In The Vision of Birds

Sunday 11 – 12:30: novelist Ken Radu, author of Earthbound and Butterfly In Amber

Novelist Kenneth Radu reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his upcoming DC publication “Net Worth”

Sunday 12:30 – 1:30: novelist Tom Abray, author of Pollen and Where I Wanted to Be

Novelist Tom Abray reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his novel “Where I Wanted To Be”

Sunday 1:30 – 3:30: poet Larissa Andrusyshyn, author of Mammoth and Proof

Poet Larissa Andrusyshyn reading at the Montreal West Public Library from her collection “Mammoth”

Throughout the Fair: novelist Keith Henderson, author of The Roof Walkers and Acqua Sacra

Novelist Keith Henderson reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his novel “Acqua Sacra”

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Montreal West Library Reading

Please make a note of the DC Books/Montreal West Library Fall Reading at the Montreal West Library, Wednesday Oct. 25, 5-7 pm, 45 Westminster S., just opposite Town Hall.  Music, Refreshments, Admission free, featuring Ken Radu, Tom Abray, Keith Henderson, Jason Camlot, and Larissa Andrusyshyn. Free parking beside the Library or behind Town Hall.
Visit http://www.dcbooks.ca/whereIWantedToBe.html for more information about Tom Abray’s just released Where I Wanted To Be or http://www.dcbooks.ca/acquaSacra.html for more about Keith Henderson’s Acqua Sacra, recently published in Italian via Edizioni Kirke; see below for the latest reviews. Visit http://www.dcbooks.ca/proof.html for more on Larissa Andrusyshyn. At the event, Ken Radu will be read from upcoming DC Books Spring 2018 title, a collection of brilliant short stories with the working title Net Worth.
Check out the complete list of DC Books titles at: http://www.dcbooks.ca/

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Upcoming in next two weeks

Uuestrie – North Hatley

Friday, June 2, 2017: 7:30 pm

201 Main St., North Hatley, QC

Featuring Keith Henderson

Acqua Sacra

Kenneth Radu

Money Matters

Organized by The Community of Unitarian Universalists

Meet the Authors Potluck at 6 p.m. in Stoddard Hall (downstairs)

Admission free

info@uuestrie.ca – 819-842-4146

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Books & Biscotti – Montreal

Thursday, June 8, 2017: 7 pm

Casa d’Italia, 505 Jean-Talon E., Montreal, QC

Featuring Keith Henderson

Acqua Sacra

together with Licia Canton, Domenic Cusmano,

Connie Guzzo-Mcparland, Monica Meneghetti, Pier Angelo Piccolo

Organized by The Association of Italian Canadian Writers, Guernica Editions, and Casa d’Italia

Admission free

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Books & Biscotti – Woodbridge

Saturday, June 10, 2017: 6:30 pm

7412 Kipling Ave., Woodbridge, ON

Featuring Keith Henderson

Acqua Sacra

together with Gianna Patriarca, Darlene Madott, Silvia Falsaperla,

Bianca Lakoseljac, Lillian Conti

Organized by the Ciociaro Social Club

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Books & Biscotti – Ottawa

Sunday, June 11, 2017: 3 pm

Featuring Keith Henderson

Acqua Sacra

together with Licia Canton, Domenic Cusmano,

Connie Guzzo-Mcparland, Monica Meneghetti, Michael Mirolla,

Pier Angelo Piccolo, Frank Spezzano

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