On Thursday, February 21st, we’re having a book launch for About Face: Essays on Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies of Addictions in Canada at Broken Books in St. John’s, NL. On that same evening, About Face and transVersing will be launching at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, ON.
For details on the St. John’s launch, click here.
For details on the Toronto launch, click here.
Gemma Hickey is headed to Tokyo, Japan!
The Embassy of Canada and Rainbow Reel Tokyo are presenting a screening and discussion of “Just Be Gemma” on Wednesday, February 13. On Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. JST (6:00 a.m. NST) Gemma will be reading from Almost Feral at the Embassy. Follow to watch a livestream of the reading wherever you are!
Melissa Barbeau’s The Luminous Sea is one of six books long listed for the 2018 BMO Winterset Award. Congratulations, Melissa!
Three finalists will be announced on February 27, 2019. The winner will receive a prize of $12,500 and two finalists will each receive $3,000.
Read the full press release here.
Photo by ArtsNL.
Another new year is upon us and with it comes the 2019 SPARKS Literary Festival. Founded in 2009, SPARKS is a celebration of literary creation featuring author readings, discussions, signings, and plenty of opportunities to fall in love with and buy books. This year’s line-up features, among others, Breakwater authors Melissa Barbeau, Robert Chafe, Cara Kansala, Larry Mathews, Michelle Porter, Katie Vautour, and Tom Dawe.
SPARKS will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music, with a reception following. Free parking is available in Lot 15B next to the School of Music Building. (Map)
Click here for more information.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Fall 2018 Launch Party! The evening was an overwhelming success. There were readings by Melissa Barbeau, Robert Chafe, Susan MacDonald, Larry Mathews, Fionn Shea, and special guest Lisa Moore. Jessica Mitton, author of Some Good, was also on hand with some mouth-watering free samples. PLUS we gave away a two-night stay in beautiful Trinity valued at over $500.
Breakwater authors will be on the move this weekend, traveling to Saint John, New Brunswick, to take part in the sixth annual Fog Lit Festival! Check the program schedule at foglit.ca for full details on appearances by Edward Riche, Trudy J. Morgan-Cole, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Melissa Barbeau, and Larry Mathews.
It’s summer, and we’re celebrating! Stay tuned for details of our Summer Launch Party – you won’t want to miss it!
Not only are we celebrating National Poetry Month, we’re also celebrating one of Newfoundland’s finest authors, Helen Fogwill Porter, as we launch her new book of poetry. “Full Circle” brings together poetry written across decades by one of the province’s best-loved writers. Join us, along with guest poet Tom Dawe, for an afternoon of poetry, conversation, and celebration! A showcase of all poetry titles by Breakwater will be on display, Helen will be available to sign books, and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!
Save the date! We have a great line-up of new books we’re launching and would love for you to join us in the celebrations. This launch has something for everyone including new non-fiction, Rock Paper Sex by Kerri Cull, a rocking new almanac, A Woman’s Almanac: Your Guide to Feminism, Activism and Change by the St. John’s Status of Women’s Council, a debut collection of short stories titled Too Unspeakable for Words by Rosalind Gill, and two fantastic novels, Most Anything You Please by Trudy Morgan-Cole and The End of Music by Jamie Fitzpatrick. This will be a great night of Newfoundland and Labrador literature at its finest – don’t miss out!