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Launch of Afterlife of Birds by Elizabeth Philips


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:30pm



328 Dupont St.

Toronto, ON

Map to AVIV

Hosted by Freehand Books

Join Freehand Books to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Philips's novel The Afterlife of Birds.

The Afterlife of Birds

Freehand Books
The Afterlife of Birds

In The Afterlife of Birds, award-winning poet Elizabeth Philips draws together unforgettable characters who subtly, powerfully demonstrate the beauty of ordinary lives and finding our place in the world.

Henry Jett is perpetually puzzled, a state that’s painful, but also comforting. If all he does is pursue is admittedly odd hobby, assembling bird skeletons, then he doesn’t have to solve the deeper mysteries around him. He doesn’t have to understand his brother, Dan’s, obsession with running or relationship with his brilliant girlfriend, Rae. Or the long shadow that their father’s early death has cast over them. Or how he ended up working at Ed’s garage, when he doesn’t particularly like cars. An old woman, a Russian émigré, invites Henry in, and tells him stories—tales that take him further and further back in time. But when his mother’s former employee Marcie reappears, very pregnant, the tempo of Henry’s life quickens in ways that he never could have imagined.

Elizabeth Philips

Elizabeth Philips

Elizabeth Philips has been writing professionally for thirty-five years and is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Torch River (Brick Books). She has won a National Magazine Award, an Alberta Magazine Award, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards. She has edited over forty books of poetry and fiction and has been the Director of the Banff Centre’s Writing with Style program since 2010. She lives in Saskatoon with her partner and two Cairn Terriers. The Afterlife of Birds is her first novel.

The Fine Print Presents John Freeman (Freeman's) and Jonny Diamond (Literary Hub)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Dora Keogh

Hosted by: The Fine Print

10 Reasons to Not Shoot Yourself in the Face Over the State of Literature. In an environment generally considered hostile to literary pursuits, Jonny Diamond has launched the website Literary Hub, and John Freeman’s new biannual journal, Freeman’s, debuts this Fall. Nadia Szilvassy, publisher of Brick magazine, joins the two of them on stage to find out why.

An Evening with Donna Hay at Luma

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm


Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Join Oliver & Bonacini and Ben McNally Books for an exclusive evening with world-renowned author Donna Hay on Oct. 22, 2015 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Luma. Get to know the Australian author & food stylist as she visits Toronto for one night only to launch her latest cookbook, The New Easy, from HarperCollins Publishers. The evening will begin with an intimate cocktail reception, featuring a moderated conversation and Q&A session with Donna.

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