On Oct.24, the Supermarket was packed to the rafters with an eager audience, excited to hear from the first round of our Fall 2013 List. With theatrical performance, musical accompaniment and a wide-range of genres, it was a night to remember.
Actor Lindsey Clarke (Family Story, SummerWorks Festival; Roland, TIFF; upcoming lead in Scheherezade, Next Stage Theatre Festival) brought poetry to life with an original monologue drawn from and inspired by Karen Connelly‘s Come Cold River. Karen herself then delivered a stunning reading from a truly exquisite collection.
Joseph Jones then stepped up to the mic to offer not only a fascinating introduction to The Invention of Death, giving insight into the translation process, but also gifted the audience an enticing passage, leaving them hungry for more from this dark tale.
Rob Rolfe was joined by singer-songwriter Larry Jensen, whose beautiful originals not only captivated the crowd, but were the perfect, haunting accompaniment to Beyond Mudtown‘s poignent verses.
Intermission saw a busy, busy book table and authors signing copy after copy of their new titles. We had an incredible audience; thank you to all of who you came out to celebrate with us!
As an incredible finish to the night, Nicholas Pengelley read from his debut publication, Traitors’ Gate, Quattro’s first political thriller (and what a thriller it is!) Nick’s reading ended on a cliffhanger, so audience members were quick to rush to the book table, needing to know more.
Nick’s reading also featured Quattro’s youngest (and cutest!) audience member yet: Declan Pengelley, the author’s new baby boy, who’s just a few days younger than the book!
(Seriously: isn’t he the cutest?!)
Missed our launch? Don’t despair! Our fall books are available at bookstores, or you can order directly from us online: Just visit the book page for the title you’re interested in.
Another huge thank you to the readers and audience members, who remind us why we do what we do – all in the name of and love of good literature! Please join us on Thursday, Nov.21, as we celebrate Eric Wright‘s latest, Dempsey’s Lodge, David Day‘s The Emperor’s Panda and Lincoln Clarke‘s Cyclists.