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!


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 is the author of Vandal Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, andCures for Hunger, an IndieNext pick and 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.

From the Vault Event: Amherstburg

Since The Windsor Star’s first incarnation in 1886, local news photographers have taken hundreds of thousands of pictures of Windsor and Essex County, many of which were never used or seen by the public, but most of which were preserved. This beautiful coffee table book presents the best of these rare, historic images from our region’s past. An absolute must for local history lovers!

Author and Star reporter Craig Pearson will be signing books.

This is a free event!