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Tuesday teasers-

By Tightrope Books | November 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Christmas is almost upon us and you know that that means. It’s time to find a gift for that someone special on your list. Why not grab a copy of Jim Nason’s Girl on the Escalator or Heather Wood’s Roll With It.

 

Girl on the Escalator is a mix of well crafted stories in which both gender and expectations are well beyond the norm. There’s a guy who is addicted to fitness, a gay man who falls in love with a woman, a young professional who leaves her high powered job to become a graffiti artist. These stories are sure to get your attention and their uniqueness and originality will leave its mark.

http://tightropebooks.com/the-girl-on-the-escalator-jim-nason/

 

 

 

Roll With It is about Neddy,  a girl who is on her way to self discovery and finding out who she really is. She refuses to be a figure skater, like her mother was, with a schedule involving early morning and a diet or apples and celery sticks. Neddy prefers to be around the roller derby scene and become something that she wants to be. Heading into her first year of university she embarks on a path where she finds a new love and who she really is and what she really wants.

http://tightropebooks.com/roll-with-it-heather-j-wood/

 

 

 

A June Poetry Read-a-Thon

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

We invite you to come and enjoy readings from seven recently published books of poetry.

when
Sunday, June 26, 2011
3-6 pm with readings beginning at 4 pm

where
The Boyd/Pierson back garden
258 Indian Road, Toronto, ON
(south of Bloor, just north of Howard Park)

featured poets and their books
Leanne Averbach, Come Closer (Tightrope Books, 2010)
Jim Johnstone, Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011) with art by Julienne Lottering
Jim Nason, Narcissus Unfolding (Frontenac, 2011)
Ruth Roach Pierson, Contrary (Tightrope Books, 2011)
Patria Rivera, Be (Signature Editions, 2011)
Nick Thran, Earworm (Nightwood Editions, 2011)
Daniel Scott Tysdal, The Mourner’s Book of Albums (Tightrope Books, 2011)

You can RSVP on our Facebook event page.

2011 is the Year of the Short Story

By Nico | April 14th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Year of the Short Story Yosstini2011 is YOSS, hoss. That’s right, 2011 has been declared the Year of the Short Story. From the manifesto:

We believe in putting an end, once and for all and upon a time, to the publishing industry’s dour and potentially self-fulfilling prophecy that “Short story collections don’t sell.” We feel that when people stop perpetuating this gloomy statement, it will cease to be true.

Hear, hear!

For more information, and to see how you can help, check out 2011yoss.com.

For the record, Tightrope has published a number of short story collections – most recently, The Girl on the Escalator, by Jim Nason – as well as Got No Secrets, by the fabulous Danila Botha, Your Love is Murder or the Case of the Mangled Pie, by Paul Hoang,  After the Fires, by Ursula Pflug, among others. Check ‘em out, and let us know what you think!

Spring 2011 Catalogue now available

By Nico | March 16th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope GuyOur Spring 2011 Catalogue is now available for download here.

Our new titles are as follows:

The launch for Ruth Roach Pierson and Jim Nason just passed (pictures to come soon!), and the launch for Jim Johnstone’s book, Sunday, the locusts, will be on March 24th at The Ossington, click here for more information about the event.

Book launch this Sunday, March 13th at 3 pm

By Nico | March 9th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope GuyJoin Tightrope Books at Proof, the Vodka Bar in the Intercontinental Hotel from 3 – 6 pm to launch new books by Jim Nason and Ruth Roach Pierson.

Jim Nason’s collection of shorts stories is entitled The Girl on the Escalator. The characters in theses eleven stories live in a world upside down. From the young professional who leaves her high-powered job to explore street life as a graffiti artist, to the gay man who falls in love ……with a woman. Jim Nason has crafted a collection of gender- and expectation-bending stories that reveal the extraordinary and often heartbreaking truths of ordinary life.

Also being launched will be Ruth Roach Pierson’s third poetry collection, Contrary. While humour, fond remembrance, and wry awareness break through, contrariness tinges many of the poems in this collection, a contrariness rooted in rueful self-examination. These are poems that mount an opposition, poems that contradict and argue, sometimes in jest, sometimes in deadly seriousness, poems that read unexpected messages into painting and photographs.

Event Details

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 starting at 7 pm

Proof, the Vodka Bar in the Intercontinental Hotel
220 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

RSVP on Facebook!