Thursday, March 21, 2013

March readings

Friday, March 8, 2013 @7:00 p.m.
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library
350 West Georgia Street. Vancouver, BC.
“Inhabiting Women’s Spaces: Perspectives from Poetry, Memoir, Biography and History.”
A reading and discussion with Kate Braid and Sandra Djwa, Marilyn Bowering and Kathy Mezei. Moderated by Betsy Warland.

Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 5pm.
Kate Braid with Boston area carpenter poets
James Gate Pub and Restaurant
5 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain.
Boston, Mass. USA

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 7pm.
Reading by Kate Braid.
Hosted by Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish
Boston Central Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, Mass. USA

Saturday March 23, 2013 @4pm
Word Ruckus Reading Series
Ariel Gordon, Angie Abdou, Annharte, Arlene Bowman, Kathleen Brown, Hannah Calder, Mercedes Eng, Aaron Giovannone, Claire Lacey, Dorothy Lusk, Muriel Marjorie, Cecily Nicholson, Al Rempel, and Laisha Rosnau
Laurel Packinghouse. 1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, B.C.

Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Wood and Words
Kate Braid with John Terpstra
Bryan Prince Bookstore
1060 King Street West. Hamilton, ON.

Monday March 25, 2013 @7:30pm.
Vertigo Voices Reading Series
Ariel Gordon and Gillian Wigmore
Gallery Vertigo. 3001 - 31st Street (upstairs)
Vernon, B.C.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 8pm.
Art Bar Poetry Series
Kate Braid, Heron Jones, and Nyla Matuk
Q Space, 382 College St. West
(east of Bathurst on the north side of College)

382 College St. West. Toronto, ON.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Detours Anthology Launch

Detours: an anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County showcases the eclecticism that characterizes the region: the traditional and experimental, the academy and community, the established and emergent, the internationally renowned and promising apprentice. It excavates a rich literary heritage, paying tribute to such luminaries as Bronwen Wallace, Di Brandt, Joyce Carol Oates, Marty Gervais, and Phil Hall, while highlighting work by emerging poets such as Alex Gayowsky, Dani Couture, Darryl Whetter, Kate Hargreaves, and Robert Earl Stewart.

The launch will be held April 17th, at 7pm at Biblioasis (1520 Wyandotte St. East in Windsor). The readers will soon be announced.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Old Book Scent

A new scent from Geza Schoen and Gerhard Steidl, with packaging by Karl Lagerfeld, is called "Paper Passion." And yes, it is supposed to smell like old books. Meaning — not the cheap mass-produced books of our generation, but the beautifully textured, leather bound, and slightly musty books of old. Although a name like "Paper Passion" sounds rather fetishistic, there is science behind loving the scent.

"Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us."
           —From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide

So, come on everyone, spritz a little on yourself and smell like a library. Or better yet, spray a little on your e-reader and inhale the deceit deeply.