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An Evening of Poetry & Fiction with Tightrope Books & Ronsdale Press


Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm


Ben McNally Books

Join Tightrope Books and Ronsdale Press at Ben McNally Books on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm for an evening of poetry and fiction. The featured authors will be Bruce Meyer, Elizabeth Ukrainetz, Ken Murray, and Janette Platana. Admission is free of charge.

The Arrow of Time by Bruce Meyer

Ronsdale Press
The Arrow of Time by Bruce Meyer

Time touches everything, and in doing so changes everything. The Arrow of Time examines the challenges, transformations and surprises wrought by change, and celebrates the ways we attempt to measure our lives against this invisible force. From John Constable’s home at East Bergholt to the shattered streets of Nanking, China, in 1937, Meyer offers a fresh and lyrically commanding statement of the impact that time, death and love have on our determination to hold on to life. For Meyer, time is not merely a matter of minutes, days, or years, but the process of alteration and change that inhabits all things. In his poetry Meyer evokes how the introduction of a random element — love, beauty, or desire — changes the flow of events, how time can stand still at certain moments, and how we gain small victories by celebrating what we live for.

A Chronicle of Magpies by Bruce Meyer

Tightrope Books
A Chronicle of Magpies by Bruce Meyer

This short fiction collection examines the serendipity and spontaneity of history through stories about love, family, and art. Bruce Meyer offers a view that is both personal and panoramic in these heartfelt and surprising stories. The book features the post–WWI novella “A Chronicle of Magpies,” which tells the story of one family’s struggle to build their own paradise, a home and lakeside resort, in the gothic Canadian wilderness. The engrossing novella is the centerpiece to a rich collection of shorter narratives, which are told with the same keen eye and subtle lyricism.

The Theory of Light at Midnight by Elizabeth Ukrainetz

Tightrope Books
The Theory of Light at Midnight by Elizabeth Ukrainetz

Twenty years after a horrific captivity, Magda’s perfect life begins to crumble. Helpless to the resurgence of memory, she collapses inward. Through a haze of desire frighteningly evocative of the attack, she desperately attempts to fit together the bits and pieces of self, which existed before and after. The Theory of Light at Midnight is the story of the disintegration of personality, and one woman’s attempt to reconstruct integrity with the truth of brutality intact.

Eulogy by Ken Murray

Eulogy by Ken Murray

The controlled and calm life of William Oaks is shattered when his parents die suddenly in a car accident. A reclusive paper conservator at a renowned Toronto museum, William must face the obsessions and denials that have formed him: delusional family history, religious fundamentalism, and get-rich-quick schemes. Memory and facts collide, threatening to derail his life and career as William feverishly prepares for an important exhibition on the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

A Token of My Affliction by Janette Platana

Tightrope Books
A Token of My Affliction by Janette Platana

Janette Platana’s cheerfully disturbing, gleefully outraged, and chillingly beautiful stories break open the lives of apparently ordinary people who struggle and sometimes succeed in living without compromise, refusing to sacrifice the world they sense to the world they see, and where things can be true without ever being real. The range of this accomplished and poetic voice may cause vertigo, owing, as it does, as much to the Clash to Stephen King, to Caitlin Moran as to Flannery O’Connor, and something to David Sedaris. A Token of My Affliction will make you laugh while breaking your heart wide open.

Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books and Brunch September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).

Please call us at (416) 361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

Dinner with Nino Ricci

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm


Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Meet and dine with Strong>Nino Ricci, author of Sleep at grano on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $100 per person (includes full meal with wine, a copy of the book, and all taxes) and much be purchased in advance. Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to

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