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UPCOMING EVENTS


JEFF RUBIN

Baillie

Wed May 27 @ 7pm
Lakeside Hope House
tickets at The Bookshelf

Pia Wiesen Signing

Baillie

Sat May 30 @ 11:00am,
The Bookstore

SARAH THATCHER
& BRAD WOODS (illustrator)

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Sunday May 31, 2pm
In the bookstore

ELECTION DAY IN CANADA: THE RISE OF VOTER SUPPRESSION

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Documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski is visiting Guelph to mark the launch of a cross-country expedition for the final leg of shooting and fundraising for this independent film, Election Day in Canada: The Rise of Voter Suppression. Smoczynski will be in the Cinema on Saturday May 23rd, joined by University of Guelph Professor Emeritus, Michael Keefer. FIND OUT MORE

 


THE WRITING ROOM

Monday Mornings, 9-12
BOOKSHELF GREENROOM
Wifi/Coffee/A quiet space
Free/Open to all writers
No instruction Drop in anytime

 


Q&A: JEFF RUBIN

kane

"The biggest myth about Canadaís oil sands is that they are a viable commercial source of energy. How much oil is buried in the oil sands is not the issue. The issue is what price is needed to cover the cost of extracting it and provide a reasonable rate of return to whoever is doing the extracting. And therein lies the problem." READ MORE


THAT'S NOT EVEN MICHAEL NESMITH'S REAL HAT: THE WRECKING CREW AND AUTHENTICITY

kane

"In pop music, there's always been a strained relationship between performance and presentation. 'Video killed the radio star,' as the song goes. When listeners become viewers as well, expectations get created that are often hard to fulfill. This might seem to be a recent problem, except pop music has always been sort of duplicitous, a veil that gets lifted in The Wrecking Crew." READ MORE


PRIMER: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

kane

"No wonder Wagner had his great first success with The Flying Dutchman. It was his first mature work to have that mix of elements that make his operas so distinctive and irresistible, that correct mixture of psychological insight and mythic imagination that became the hallmark of all his later triumphs." FIND OUT MORE


REVIEW: DISCLAIMER

kane

"Peace of mind can be fragile and fleeting. Thatís what Catherine Ravenscroft discovers when a mysterious novel arrives at her home and throws a monkey wrench into her previously well-constructed life. Happily married to her soulmate. Respected and admired by her colleagues. But all thatís about to be blown to smithereens." FIND OUT MORE


VOTE: JUNE GMC, THE CLASH OF THE SEQUELS

kane

Before we watch Fight Club on May 28th at 9:00pm, we'll announce which classic film was so nice, they basically made it twice. Make sure you cast your vote for your absolute favourite sequel, because there's no way we're watching the 3rd of any of these franchises.VOTE

 

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