Keynote Presentation: Steven Beattie on the Future of Publishing

Bridging the Solitudes: The Future of Publishing Inside and Outside Quebec

Friday May 5th
4 PM: Refreshments 4:30 PM: Presentation
Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Ave. Atwater, 2nd floor
Free; please RSVP to

Where is publishing headed? How are print books faring in the digital explosion? What’s the role of independent bookstores? How does translation fit into the mix? Bringing the perspective of his experience as review editor at Quill & Quire, Canada’s premier periodical on the book industry, Steven Beattie will address these subjects and more in a presentation that looks at trends, undercurrents, and tendencies in publishing, with a special focus on Quebec. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by local writer Christopher DiRaddo.

Steven W. Beattie is the review editor at Quill & Quire magazine, and the short-story columnist for the Globe and Mail. He lives in Toronto.

Christopher DiRaddo is the author of The Geography of Pluto. He has also published four short stories in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning First Person Queer. He is the founder and host of The Violet Hour reading series.

This event is free and open to the public. The Atwater Library auditorium is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. The library does not have an elevator. In addition to a multi-stall women’s washroom, there is a single-stall gender-neutral washroom next to the auditorium. For further accessibility inquiries, please contact

This event is taking place on the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.

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