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These Songs I Know by Heart: Book Launch

Monday, April 29, 2024

Upstart & Crow Studio

Description

Join us on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. for the Vancouver launch of artist Erin Brubacher’s debut novel, These Songs I Know by Heart, a thoughtful, searching work about connection and love in all its many forms.

Brubacher will be accompanied by Vancouver singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider in what will be a joyful night of reading and song! Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Married and divorced in her 20s, looking for friendship in her 30s, and contemplating pregnancy at 40, the narrator of These Songs wonders if she’s going through life out of order. But Alice, The Turtle, The Kid, and other beloveds show her that motherhood is more than giving birth, art is never finished, and love is not linear.

This is a free event, but please register for your spot on this Eventbrite, as capacity is limited.

About the author:

Erin Brubacher is a multidisciplinary artist. She is the author of the poetry collection In the small hours: Thirty-nine months & seven days and co-author of the hybrid, performance-based book 7th Cousins: An Automythography. Her award-winning work in theatre has taken her to contexts including the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Theater der Welt (Germany), and the Edinburgh International Festival (UK). Erin lived in 10 cities before returning to Toronto, where she makes a home with her husband and four children.

About the musician:

Suzie Ungerleider (formerly Oh Susanna) is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in Vancouver, B.C. She is a three-time Juno Award nominee.

More about Upstart & Crow:

Located on Granville Island, Upstart & Crow is a literary arts studio for curious readers and creative storytellers alike. We are international in our outlook, and local in our sensibilities. We create opportunities to surface new talent and champion bold ideas through events, workshops, literary launches, unique partnerships — and yes, we also sell books!

Health precautions:

We want this event to be fun and safe. Masks are welcome, though we won’t enforce them. We hope that folks who come will be vaccinated and boosted and will stay home if they feel ill.

Accessibility:

The main studio of our shop is accessible for folks with mobility aids. There is a washroom on the main floor available for attendees.

Questions: hello@upstartandcrow.com

These Songs I Know by Heart

“Brubacher’s gorgeous new book is a collection of stylish, original and artfully observed sketches of 21st century romance and modern friendship, and her optimism about the tiny beautiful connections we make in life is happy-making. These Songs I Know By Heart is an odd, winsome, and winning piece of writing.” — Hannah Moscovitch, author of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

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Erin Brubacher

Erin Brubacher is a multidisciplinary artist. She is the author of the poetry collection In the small hours: Thirty-nine months & seven days and co-author of the hybrid, performance-based book 7th Cousins: An Automythography. Her award-winning work in theatre has taken her to contexts including the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Theater der Welt (Germany), and the Edinburgh International Festival (UK). Erin lived in ten cities before returning to Toronto, where she makes a home with her husband and four children.

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