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Russell Smith at Incite in Vancouver

Russell Smith is the author of seven works of fiction. A well-know journalist and cultural commentator, he has been a CBC radio host and remains a Globe & Mail columnist. He lives and writes in Toronto. His new book is Confidence.

Confidence
In Russell Smith’s darkly brilliant new collection of short stories, the reader will be introduced to ecstasy-taking PhD students; financial traders desperate for husbands; owners of failing sex stores; violent and unremovable tenants; aggressive raccoons; seedy massage parlours; experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day; wives who blog insults directed at their husbands. Every character has a secret of some kind.

Deni Béchard at Ottawa Writers Festival

Join us in welcoming two remarkable writers whose journeys into the natural world inspire us to explore what wilderness means to us.

When acclaimed author Deni Béchard learned of the last living bonobos—matriarchal great apes which are, alongside chimpanzees, our closest relatives—he was astonished. How could we accept the disappearance of this majestic species, along with the rainforest it calls home? Part polemic, part travelogue, part natural history, The Last Bonobo: A Journey into the Congo offers a moving story of how a few committed people can affect great and lasting change, while pointing out a path that may allow us to emulate them.

Russell Smith at Ottawa Writers Festival

Join us for a celebration of creativity—a taste of three exceptional books, a conversation with three talented authors and three specially commissioned songs based on their work by HILTOTRONS front-man Mike Dubue.

In Russell Smith’s darkly brilliant new collection of short stories Confidence, the reader will be introduced to ecstasy-taking PhD students; financial traders desperate for husbands; owners of failing sex stores; violent and unremovable tenants; aggressive raccoons; seedy massage parlours; experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day; wives who blog insults directed at their husbands.

National Poetry Month with Robert Melançon, Robyn Sarah, and Zachariah Wells at Bryan Prince Bookseller

Please join Biblioasis and Bryan Prince in celebrating National Poetry Month with a launch of three new poetry books: My Shoes Are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah, Montreal Before Spring by Robert Melançon, and Sum by Zachariah Wells

Robyn Sarah, Zachariah Wells, and Robert Melançon at Ben Mcnally

Please join Biblioasis and Ben McNally Books at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub in celebrating National Poetry Month with a launch of three new poetry books: My Shoes Are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah, Montreal Before Spring by Robert Melançon, and Sum by Zachariah Wells.

Robyn Sarah, Zachariah Wells, and Robert Melançon at Novel Idea

Please join Biblioasis and Novel Idea Bookstore in celebrating National Poetry Month with a launch of three new poetry books: My Shoes Are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah, Montreal Before Spring by Robert Melançon, and Sum by Zachariah Wells.

Launch Party for Confidence By Russell Smith

Join Russell Smith and Biblioasis for the launch of Confidence Russell’s new collection of stories!

Also featuring the world premiere of Boys Underwear Girls, a short film by Gunilla Josephson, and a night of dancing to music by DJs Deadline and Shawn Benjamin!

It’s set to be the best and wildest launch of the spring!

About CONFIDENCE

In the stories of Confidence, there are ecstasy-taking PhD students, financial traders desperate for husbands, violent and immovable tenants, seedy massage parlors, infestations of rabid raccoons, experimental filmmakers who record every second of their waking lives, and mommy-bloggers who publish insults directed at their husbands. Whether in private clubs, crowded restaurants, psychiatric wards, or your own living room, everyone is keeping a secret.

About Russell Smith

Russell Smith is one of Canada’s funniest and nastiest writers. His previous novels, including How Insensitive and Girl Crazy, are records of urban frenzy and exciting underworlds. He writes a provocative weekly column on the arts in the national Globe and Mail, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Guelph. He hates folk music.

National Poetry Month with Robert Melançon, Robyn Sarah, and Zachariah Wells at The Word

Please join Biblioasis and The Word in celebrating National Poetry Month with a launch of three new poetry books: My Shoes Are Killing Me by Robyn Sarah, Montreal Before Spring by Robert Melançon, and Sum by Zachariah Wells.

DENI BÉCHARD AT INCITE IN VANCOUVER

Deni Béchard is the author of Vandal Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, andCures for Hunger, an IndieNext pick and Amazon.ca editor’s pick for best memoir/biography in 2012. He has written for the LA TimesOutsideForeign PolicySalon.comMaisonneuve, and The Harvard Review and has travelled to more than 60 countries. His new book is The Last Bonobo.

The Last Bonobo
When acclaimed author Deni Béchard learned of the last living bonobos he was astonished. How could we accept the disappearance of this majestic species, along with the rainforest it calls home? Béchard’s moving account—based on travels in the Congo and hundreds of interviews—reminds us that poverty does not equate to ignorance, that change requires more than wealth and power, and that only through collaboration can we make conservation go viral.