On July 24th at 7PM, Norm Ravvin and Carmine Starnino will be reading at the Argo Bookshop. The focus of the reading will be Ravvin’s novel The Joyful Child (Gaspereau Press, 2011) and Starnino’s poetry collection This Way Out, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry.
As a special one-time-only promotion, the Argo will be offering, with the purchase of either Norm Ravvin or Carmine Starnino’s books, 20% off any additional Gaspereau title on the night of the reading!
The Gaspereau titles include:
~ Robert Bringhurst’s Selected Poems
~ Christopher Patton’s Curious Masonry
~ Susan Gillis’ Twenty Views of the Lachine Rapids
~ Bruce Johnson’s Firmament
~ Tim Bowling’s The Annotated Bee and Me
~ Monica Kidd’s Handfuls of Bone
~ Peter Sanger’s John Stokes’ Horse
~ Jan Zwicky’s Forge
~ Sean Howard’s Incitements
~ Don McKay’s The Shell of the Tortoise
~ Thomas Wharton’s The Logogryph
~ Basma Kavanagh’s Distillo
~ George Elliott Clarke’s Red & Blue
~ Johanna Skibsrud’s The Sentamentalists
Norman Ravvinâ€™s books include two novels, Lola by Night and CafÃ© des Westens, a story collection, Sex, Skyscrapers, and Standard Yiddish, and Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in magazines across Canada as well as on CBC Radio. A native of Calgary, he lived in Vancouver, Toronto and Fredericton before making his home with his family in Montreal.
Carmine Starnino is a poet, essayist, critic and editor of Signal Editions (an imprint of VÃ©hicule Press). His first poetry collection, The New World, was nominated for the 1997 QSPELL A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. His second collection, Credo, won the 2001 Canadian Authorsâ€™ Association Prize for Poetry and the 2001 David McKeen Award for Poetry. His recent publications include With English Subtitles (GP, 2004), Loverâ€™s Quarrel on criticism of Canadian poetry, and an anthology called The New Canon. He lives in Montreal.