Thursday 12 April 2018

Sutherland House Publishing Launches In Toronto. Porcupine's Quill too

Author and Former Editor Of Canada’s Most Respected

Author and Editor Kenneth Whyte launches a new publishing company today. The Sutherland House will specialize in literary non-fiction. Mr. Whyte is the former president of Rogers Publishing Inc., Canada’s largest magazine company, as well as former editor-in-chief of Saturday Night magazine, editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s, and the founding editor of the National Post. His latest book, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, was a finalist for the 2017 American National Book Critics Circle Awards.
The new Toronto-based company will begin producing books early in 2019. Four projects are already signed up, including: We, The Meeple, an examination of culture, history, society and relationships through the medium of board games by former Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and board game expert Jonathan Moriarity; and Perfect City, a guided tour of the world’s great cities by the noted urban strategist, Joe Berridge.
In tandem with its creation, the new company has acquired the venerable firm, Porcupine’s Quill Inc. Founded in 1974 by the distinguished printer and publisher Tim Inkster, Porcupine’s Quill uses 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality literature with the look and feel of 19th-century letterpress products. It will continue to operate in Erin, Ontario with Mr. Inkster and his partner, Elke, at its helm. 
Porcupine’s Quill will be an imprint of Sutherland House and Mr. Whyte will be its contributing editor. Mr. Inkster will be a contributing editor to Sutherland House. Porcupine’s Quill has published Jane Urquhart, Russell Smith, Andrew Pyper, Elizabeth Hay, P.K. Page, Don Coles, and Margaret Avison among many other outstanding writers.
The new publishing firm has established a website As of today The Sutherland House is accepting submissions of book proposals and manuscripts from writers
and agents. 
For photographs, company logo, interviews and additional information on
this release, please contact:
Stephen Weir Public Relations. Toronto. Phone 416-489-5868, 

Pictured above - Ken Whyte

Sunday 1 April 2018

Media Alert - Sikh Heritage Month

Media Preview
Spring Art Exhibitions Preview at PAMA in Celebration of Sikh Heritage Month
BRAMPTON, ON (March 29, 2017) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), the Sikh Heritage Foundation invite you to a preview of the upcoming art exhibitions on Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am in celebration of Sikh Heritage Month. Admission will be free all month long, sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada.
Interview Opportunities at PAMA - Friday, April 6, 10:30 a.m.
  • PAMA Manager, Marty Brent
  • PAMA Interim Senior Curator, Sharona Adamowicz-Clements will be available to talk about the new Spring art gallery exhibitions
  • Sikh Foundation of Canada representative
  • Artists from the Sikh Heritage Month Community exhibit in PAMA’s tunnel gallery
  • Sikh Heritage Month Committee Spokespeople will be on-hand to talk about weekend programming details around downtown Brampton
Light refreshments will be provided
Exhibitions on at PAMA
Sikh Heritage Month in Downtown Brampton
April 1 – April 30, 2018
Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn about Sikh and Canadian culture and history through art, history, performances and workshops.
Opening Event at Brampton City Hall: March 31 from 6 – 10 p.m.
Closing Event at Brampton City Hall: April 28 from 6 – 10 p.m.
Visit to see the full schedule of programming planned in downtown Brampton
 PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. Brampton. Visit to learn more.
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Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596
Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir and Associates
Tel: 416-489-5868 | cell: 416-801-3101 twitter: sweirsweir