Saturday, January 30, 2010

February's Literary Saloon = Pugnacity & Imbibing

Dear everyone, Deets re: Feb 11's Saloon will be posted shortly. This month: Canada Reads, Drinks and Fights! (Drinks wine and fights about literature that is.) Join us for a PO'd, pugnacious panel discussion on CBC's Canada Reads. Calm down afterwards with a wine tasting, pairing wines with the Canada Reads book choices. Something floral to go with The Jade Peony perhaps? An earthy red to accompany Fall on Your Knees?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Marina Endicott on Reading; Also Writing

Why here's our own Ms. Endicott on the Ceeb site, touting our humble Saloon:

Welcome to the Official Internet Home of the Artery Literary Saloon

Red-headed stepchild of local novelists Marina Endicott and Lynn Coady, the Literary Saloon serves up heady cultural cocktail of storytelling, talks, music, art, dance, film, theatre and yes—even literary readings.

October, November and December's Saloons have been the talk of the town, featuring lit luminaries like Lisa Moore, Shani Mootoo, Karen Solie, Greg Hollingshead, Ted Bishop, Thomas Trofimuk, Marguerite Pigeon and Annabel Lyon. We've also tossed Salsa dancing, chocolate tasting and book-smelling (this was a contest) into the mix, and every month we offer fabulous door prizes. The event features every-friendly bar-service, delicious Artery-made eats, and wonderful on-site book seller Laurie Greenwood, of CBC radio song and story.

Keep checking back for February's line up. And write to us at to suggest guests, contests and anything else you'd like to see, do, hear, learn, taste, win or otherwise consume.