April 9 – Coach
House Books Spring Launch at Stones Place
Come on out to a
rollicking literary party and take a first look at Coach House's spring
crop, including Maggie Helwig's new novel Girls Fall Down, Claudia
Dey's debut novel Stunt, Jordan Scott's poetry collection
Blert, RM Vaughan's poetic memoir Troubled and Jen Currin's
poetry collection Hagiography. The launch will feature short
readings by all five authors.
Coach House Spring
Featuring Maggie Helwig, Claudia Dey, RM Vaughan, Jordan Scott and Jen Currin
Music by Echo
Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Stones Place, 1255 Queen Street West
Girls Fall Down
chronicles Toronto in the midst of a biological panic. As hazmat teams
scour the city, a photographer whose sight is failing, Alex, reunites with
his ex-lover Susie-Paul, who is searching for her missing schizophrenic
brother. A combination political thriller and poignant love story
from Maggie Helwig.
Stunt is the
story of Eugenia Ledoux, a girl who doubles in age overnight, and whose
father goes missing, leaving behind only a cryptic note. Eugenia’s
search for her father takes her to Toronto Island, and leads her into
encounters with retired tightrope walkers, shoulder-pad factory explosions
and some accomplished taxidermy in this debut novel from playwright
the poetic real-life account of the author’s disastrous relationship
with his psychiatrist. Using his signature mix of scathing self-analysis
and wordplay, RM Vaughan documents the heart-rending affair.
Blert is a
collection of bright, taut, explosive poems that mimic an expedition
into the mouth of a stutterer. The poems by Jordan Scott don’t just
discuss stuttering, they replicate the act, the ‘blort, jam and rejoice’
of grappling with the granular texture of words.
is a collection of poems populated by seekers: ghosts, spiders, sisters,
pilgrims, tigers, therapists, witches and birds. The book, from Jen
Currin features a contemporary take on the surrealist image and moves
it into appealing new territories.
For more information or media requests, please contact Evan Munday at 416.979.2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org .