People packed in to celebrate the launch
On the left: MQUP Executive Director Philip Cercone and wife Colleen Gray (photo courtesy of Donald Winkler)
Editor Sherry Simon (photo: Donald Winkler)
Sheila Fischman (photo: Donald Winkler)
In Translation display
No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men.
John Alfred Langford
Alice Munro’s win isn’t simply a moment for Canadians to feel a collective sense of literary pride. It is a wake-up call to readers, educators and publishers that this country is a literary nation worth discovering and promoting within its own borders.
Source: The Globe and Mail
On Monday, October 28th, we’ll be celebrating the launch of In Translation: Honouring Sheila Fischman by Sherry Simon.
This special event will be held at 6pm at Librairie Olivieri (5219 Côtes-des Neiges, MTL).
Below are some fantastic archived photos of Sheila Fischman, courtesy of Donald Winkler.
Sheila in front of her parents’ general store in Elgin, Ontario (we love those boots!):
From Donald Winkler:
This first posting, which marks Sheila’s first appearance in print, requires some background information. In her tender youth, Sheila was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. In a year they underperformed, and clearly were not going to make the playoffs, she wrote an elegy to that disappointing season, and sent it to the Toronto Globe and Mail’s sports columnist, Jim Coleman. But she did so under an assumed name: “Stephanie Parker.” Why? Her parents were critical of her spending so much time preoccupied with the national game, and she felt discretion was the best policy. Although “as a matter of principle” opposed to printing hockey poems, the columnist was sufficiently impressed to make an exception in this case. One correction: he states that the author is “only 12.” In fact, she was nine.
Photos from Grant Hayter-Menzies’ Shadow Woman book launch at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum on October 12th in Vancouver.
(Photographer: Bryan Melvin)
Framed antique shadow figures from the collection of the late shadow master Cui Yongping, now in the collection of Grant Hayter-Menzies
Shot of presentation
Full house (with Freddie sleeping on author’s husband’s lap during presentation!)
Toni Zhang McAfee of the Chinese Cultural Centre introducing Shadow Woman before the presentation
Dr. Jan Walls, Emeritus Professor SFU, Canadian Society for Asian Arts, introducing the author
Grant signing and ‘chopping’ copies of Shadow Woman
(L to R) Tommy Schurnmacher, Dr. Joe Schwartz, Bill Brownstein, Bill Haugland, Aislin (Terry Mosher), Richard King, Richard W. Pound
Charney, ca. 1967
"The counterpart of the metropolitan monuments of the late nineteenth century city – its second layer – is to be found in the extensive quartiers populaires which house the human material of Montreal’s industrial expansion, the émigrés coming mainly from rural and small-town Quebec.”
The first alignment of Montreal’s streets in a drawing of 1672. The rudiments of an orthogonal grid, and a tight alignment of buildings defined by and defining the street, plot the main elements of the city.
Late nineteenth-century flats in a quartier
populaire; a strong physical articulation of the common wall
of the street.
Evolution of the urban architecture of the quartiers
with the extension of each flat into the street, creating the
figuration of a unique social zone, appropriating the space of
The Arcadian transformation of the streets of the quartier
into linear gardens.