1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

At a joint launch, Canada Reads 2008 winner Paul Quarrington will celebrate the release of his eagerly anticipated new novel, The Ravine, by singing the blues with Pork Belly Futures, who will debut their self-titled CD – A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Random House Canada and EYE WEEKLY.

PAUL QUARRINGTON is an acclaimed, award-winning novelist, screenwriter, non-fiction writer and a musician, most recently in the band Porkbelly Futures. His last novel, Galveston, was nominated for the Giller; Whale Music won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 1989. Quarrington has also won the Stephen Leacock Medal and Canada Reads 2008 for King Leary. The Ravine is his tenth published novel.

PORKBELLY FUTURES describe their sound as “north country, born of the blues”. The basic founding group consists of Paul Quarrington, Martin Worthy, Chas Elliot, and Stuart Laughton. They perform regularly with Rebecca Campbell. Their popular live performances are characterized by masterful instrumental work, witty banter and the occasional magic trick.

The event is free.

Official Website: http://www.pagesbooks.ca/events.php?type=event&id=164

Added by RandomHouse on March 12, 2008