Last Thursday, April 24 Quattro Books had our first Spring 2014 Book Launch at Supermarket Restaurant in Kensington Market. The event had a fantastic turnout with nearly one hundred literature enthusiasts gathering to hear readings from poet Christopher Levenson and authors Carmela Circelli and Peter O’Brien, as well as being treated to an interview with George Fetherling.
The evening opened with a fond farewell to one of Quattro Books’ founding members: John Calabro who has moved on to new and exciting opportunities with the Toronto International Book Fair. John played a huge part in the press’s success, and he will truly be missed.
Next our Quattro authors took to the stage with Christopher Levenson treating the audience to a selection of poems from his new collection Night Vision.
George Fetherling then sat down with Cary Fagan and Bruce Whiteman to discuss the reissue of his memoir Travels by Night, regaling the audience with anecdotes and reminding us that “everybody has to come from somewhere”.
Next Carmela Circelli read from her introduction to Sweet Nothing, a work of “intellectual activism” encouraging readers to become more mindful of the state of Being.
Finally, Peter O’Brien shared several segments from Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table, a book that is equal parts intellectually stimulating and amusing.
Quattro Books would like to thank its April authors for contributing to a successful evening of poetry and literary non-fiction as well as other Quattro Authors who came along to support the press on this special occasion. Thank you to everyone who came down to Supermarket and assisted in making this event a success!
We look forward to seeing you at our next launch on May 28th, 2014!