Natasha Kyssa Book Signing

The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual author signing

Natasha Kyssa, author of The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual, will be signing copies of her book in Ithaca, NY!

S. Bear Bergman & Ivan E. Coyote: Butch Voices (August 2009)

Join authors Ivan E. Coyote and S. Bear Bergman at the Butch Voices Conference in Oakland, CA.

Yarn Bombing Book Launch - September 17

Woolly fun for everyone!

The Vancouver Book Launch for Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti!

Second Person Queer Panel (Sept. 2009)

Toronto's Word on the Street Festival

Join Paul Bellini, Steven Bereznai, Terry Goldie, and Suki Lee as they discuss their new anthology of essays on queer life.

The Only Thing I Have Vancouver Book Launch (Oct. 2009)

Details for the Vancouver launch of Rhonda Waterfall's new book The Only Thing I Have.

Start the New Year with Sarah Schulman!

Join Sarah Schulman at Solas Bar

Author Sarah Schulman will be participating in the St. Mark's Bookshop Reading Series.


I Like It Like That: Call for Submissions

Arsenal Pulp Press and editors Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel are looking for true-life erotic gay male stories for inclusion in a new anthology entitled I Like It Like That, to be published in the Fall of 2009.

As Seen on TV

Introducing Arsenal TV

Arsenal Pulp Press has launched, ArsenalTV on YouTube. Arsenalpulp's Channel

Wrestle Mania

Brian Howell Exhibition at Winsor Gallery

An exhibition of photographic work by Brian Howell (author of One Ring Circus and Fame Us) will take place at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver.

Politics and Punks

Joey Shithead and D.O.A. tour China

Joey Shithead (author of I, Shithead) and D.O.A. are leaving this week for China where they will perform four shows.

David N. Odhiambo Readings

The Reverend's Apprentice author in Canada

David Odhiambo, author of The Reverend's Apprentice in Toronto!

YouTube Cookie Queen

Dreena Burton's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dreena Burton is the queen of vegan chocolate chip cookies!! Her YouTube video produced by Everday Dish.TV has now been viewed over 70,000 times!!

Libby Winner

Vegan a GoGo Cookbook of the Year!

Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to announce that Vegan a GoGo by Sarah Kramer has won the Libby Award for Best Cookbook of the Year by

The Slow Fix Book Launch

Join Arsenal in Welcoming Home Ivan E. Coyote!

Arsenal Pulp Press invites you to The Slow Fix Book Launch with Ivan E. Coyote and special guest Cris Derksen.

Arsenal Presents: Queer Film Classics!

Get your movie on

Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to introduce Queer Film Classics, a new series of books on classics of LGBT cinema from around the world written by leading LGBT film writers and scholars.

Ivan in Action

Ivan at Vancouver Poetry Slam

Check out Arsenal author and storyteller extrodinaire, Ivan E. Coyote at the Vancouver International Poetry Slam. Watch it here!

Daniel Allen Cox goes multimedia in Montreal

In like a lion, out like a porn star

Attend a titillating PowerPoint presentation by Daniel Allen Cox at The Pilot Reading Series February/March Edition, presented by Matrix magazine, the Quebec Writers Federation, and Pop Montreal.

Daniel Allen Cox at Ottawa book club

Shuck by Daniel Allen Cox has been named the March pick for Hard Cover: A Book Club For Men Into Men!

Fist of the Spider Woman Launches!

Vancouver and Toronto

Arsenal Pulp Press presents the launch of the highly anticipated queer women’s horror erotica anthology, Fist of the Spider Woman , edited by Amber Dawn. Media Sponsor: Xtra! West

Hope in Shadows Nominated for BC Book Prize! (Mar. 2009)

Nominated for Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to announce that Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by Brad Cran and Gillian Jerome has been nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize.

Lammy Nominations for Arsenal books!

3 Arsenal titles nominated for the Lambda Literary Awards

Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to announce that 3 of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards!

Nicole Markotic in Calgary

Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot reading at Pages on Kensington

Arsenal Pulp Press and Pages on Kensington present Nicole Markotic author of Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot on Thursday, April 9.

Nicholas Hoare launches SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual

Join Natasha for the launch of her new book!

Please join Natasha Kyssa at Nicholas Hoare Books in Ottawa for the launch of her book, The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual.

Meet Amrita Sondhi!

The Modern Ayurvedic author at Whole Foods

Meet Amrita Sondhi- author of The Modern Ayurvedic and founder of Movement Global Yoga Wear Company at Whole Foods, West Vancouver on Sunday, April 19.

A Little Distillery in Nowgong exhibition in Ottawa

City Hall Art Gallery

The acclaimed art exhibition based on Ashok Mathur's novel A Little Distillery in Nowgong is now on display at the City Hall Art Gallery in Ottawa, until May 24.

Lammy Award Readings (May 2009)

Arsenal authors read from nominated books!

Join Arsenal authors Larry Duplechan and Daniel Allen Cox as they participate in the 2009 Lambda Literary Award Finalist Reading Series in Los Angeles and New York!

Hope in Shadows reading at VPL (May 2009)

Come and meet the contributors

Pivot Legal Society is hosting a book reading at the VPL for some of the contributors from Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Terry Watada Readings

Kuroshio author celebrates Asian Heritage Month

Join Terry Watada, author of Kuroshio: The Blood of Foxes, for readings to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Richmond and Winnipeg!

Sarah Schulman wins Kessler Award

Sarach Schulman named the 2009 winner!

Sarah Schulman has been named the 2009 winner of the Kessler Award, given to a scholar who has, over a number of years, produced a substantive body of work that has had a significant influence on the field of GLBTQ Studies.

Poet Posting

Brad Cran Named Vancouver's Poet Laureate

In a ceremony at Vancouver City Hall on May 5, Brad Cran was named Vancouver's Poet Laureate by the City of Vancouver.

Arsenal's IDAHOT Challenge (May 2009)

Spread the Word!

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Unlike Gay Pride, which celebrates LGBT life, IDAHOT is an opportunity to remind us all that the war has not yet been won, and that homophobia and transphobia still persists around the world.

Arsenal in New York

Book Expo America

If you're in the New York area and are attending Book Expo America, please come and visit us at Booth no. 4514

Daniel Allen Cox in San Francisco

Shuck Reading

Daniel Allen Cox will be reading from his novel Shuck at Formerly Known As, a two-day festival of performance, art and video by male sex workers. This night of delirium is part of the San Francisco Sex Worker Arts Festival.

RADAR Superstar!

Sarah Schulman in San Francisco

Join Sarah Schulman at the Radar Reading Series in San Francisco as they celebrate 6 years!!

Proud Arsenal voices - June 27 & 28, 2009

Proud Voices Reading Series, Toronto

Arsenal authors at the third annual PROUD VOICES READING SERIES as part of Pride Week 2009, Toronto.

Simplyraw Events - June 2009

Natasha is everywhere!!

Natasha Kyssa, the author of The Simplyraw Living Foods Detox Manual is on the promo path with events in Ontario.

Arsenal Pride - July 4, 2009

Arsenal authors at Pride Victoria

Join Arsenal Pulp Press and a ton of our authors at Victoria's Pride Celebrations!!

Vote for our Vegan Authors! - July 2009

VegNews Awards 2009

It's time to vote for the 2009 Vegnews Awards and win some fabulous prizes.

Nicole Markotic Reading - July 15, 2009

A disjunct! W2 and KSW co-production

Join Scrapbook of Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot author Nicole Markotic for a reading at W2 Flack Block Gallery

Amrita Sondhi's new TV series (Jul. 2009)

The Ayurvedic Way

The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook author Amrita Sondhi is host of a new TV program entitled The Ayurvedic Way.

Fist of the Spider Woman contributor supports TWB (Jul. 2009)

Fourth Annual Toronto Women's Bookstore BBQ and Harbord Street Sale

For the fourth year in a row, The Toronto Women's Bookstore, Good For Her and Wonderworks on Harbord Street are teaming up to show off the diversity and community feel of this neighborhood!

Dog Days of Summer (Jul. 2009)

To the Dogs, featured backlist title

To the Dogs by Nanaimo poet and author Peter Culley is this month's featured backlist title. Peter is on his mini-world tour and you can find out more here

Sarah Schulman interview: July 28, 2009

Sarah Schulman interview on 92Y blog

An interview with Sarah Schulman, author of The Mere Future, Empathy, The Child, and Rat Bohemia, appears in the blog

Attila Richard Lukacs: A Video Interview (Aug. 2009)

A video interview with Attila Richard Lukacs by Frederic Cummings, in Attila's Vancouver studio.

Ashok Mathur and Billeh Nickerson at Vancouver Writers Festival

Arsenal authors Ashok Mathur and Billeh Nickerson will appear at the 2009 Vancouver Writers Festival

Ivan E. Coyote, Writer-in-Residence (August 2009)

Ivan E. Coyote named Vancouver Public Library's Writer-in-Residence

Ivan E. Coyote has been named the Vancouver Public Library's newest Writer-in-Residence.

Word On the Street Vancouver, September 27, 2009

Ivan, Rhonda and the Yarn Bombers

WOTS Vancouver hosts 3 Arsenal authors. Ivan E. Coyote as Writer in Residence at VPL, Rhonda Waterfall, author of The Only Thing I Have and the Yarn Bombing gals will be appearing "under" Word on the Street.

Signed copies of Ashok Mathur's novel available

Signed copies of Ashok Mathur's new novel A Little Distillery in Nowgong are now available!

Macho Slut button available with every purchase

An "I am a Macho Slut" button is available free with every purchase of the new edition of Macho Sluts by Patrick Califia.

Hope in Shadows Longlisted for George Ryga Award (Aug. 2009)

Hope in Shadows has been longlisted for the 2009 George Ryga Award for Social Issues.

Ivan E. Coyote & Anna Camilleri: Swell (August 2009)

Check out a video of Ivan E. Coyote and Anna Camilleri performing as part of Swell (along with Lyndell Montgomery).

Yarn Bombing in The New Yorker (August 2009)

An article on Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti appears on the book blog of The New Yorker.

Hard Core Logo on Stage (Aug. 2009)

Michael Turner's novel Hard Core Logo is being adapted for the stage in 2010.

Festival Fiesta with McPoems (Sept./Oct. 2009)

Billeh Nickerson in Kingston, Calgary and Vancouver

McPoems author Billeh Nickerson does the fall festival circuit with stops in Kingston, Calgary and Vancouver.

A Little Distillery events (Fall 2009)

Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary, Toronto, Halifax, London, Dubai and Mumbai!

A Little Distillery in Nowgong author, Ashok Mathur, is touring this fall from coast to coast!

Win Win Win

Win a Sarah Kramer Go Vegan! 2010 Wall Calendar from VegNews and Arsenal

The fabulous team at VegNews magazine is offering a copy of Sarah Kramer'sGo Vegan! 2010 Wall Calendar each day this week on their Cafe Vegnews blog

10th Anniversary Party!

Join Sarah at Panacea in Toronto

Sarah Kramer is headed to Toronto in September! She’s going to headline a benefit for Ark II (as well as appear on CTV’s national morning show "Canada AM"), all to help promote the new 10th anniversary edition of How It All Vegan! as well as her Go Vegan! 2010 Wall Calendar.

Signed copies of The Only Thing I Have available

Signed copies of Rhonda Waterfall's story collection The Only Thing I Have are now available.

Shuck Shortlisted for ReLit Award

Shuck by Daniel Allen Cox has been shortlisted for a ReLit Award in the category of Best Novel.

World WOOL Domination!

Yarn Bombing authors on CBC

Bob Nixon from CBC Television spotlighted our Yarn Bombing authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain. Check out the video here

The Only Thing I Have Named Hot Pick by The National Post (Sep. 2009)

The Only Thing I Have, the debut story collection by Rhonda Waterfall, has been named a Hot Pick for Fall by The National Post.

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan: A Top Ten Vegan Blog (Sept. 2009)

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, Dreena Burton's blog named for her bestselling cookbook, appears at Number 4 on a list of the Top 10 Vegan Blogs by

Automaton Biographies Book Launch: November 7 (Nov. 2009)

The first solo poetry collection by novelist Larissa Lai

Arsenal Pulp Press and Frontenac House Publishers present the launches of Automaton Biographies, the first full-length poetry collection by Larissa Lai and Wait Until Late Afternoon, a collaborative long poem also known as distilled, decanted and debauched by Hiromi Goto and David Bateman.

Yarn Bombing at Book Warehouse: November 5 (Nov. 2009)

The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti

Join Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain for demo/signing of their new book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti. November 5, 2009 at Book Warehouse on Davie St.

Coyote and Bear (Nov. 2009)

An evening with S. Bear Bergman and Ivan E. Coyote

Arsenal Pulp Press and Xtra! West invite you to an evening withThe Nearest Exit May Be Behind You author S. Bear Bergman and Ivan E. Coyote, author of The Slow Fix.

Free 'American Hunks' button with every purchase

"I am an American Hunk" buttons are available free with every website purchase of American Hunks.

Zed film option sold (Sept. 2009)

The film rights to Zed have been optioned by Vancouver's Mad Samurai Productions.

Chinese rights to National Dreams sold (Sept. 2009)

Chinese rights to National Dreams: Myth, Memory and Canadian Culture by Daniel Francis have been sold to Nanjing University Press.

American Hunks Vancouver Launch (Oct. 2009)

Slideshow with author

Join American Hunksauthor David Chapman with Brett Josef Grubisic at Little Sister's on Sunday, October 4 for a slideshow presentation.

Sarah Schulman, Fall 2009

The Mere Future author events

The Mere Future author, Sarah Schulman, tour dates, Fall 2009

I Like It Like That: Montreal Launch (Sept. 2009)

Join contributors to I Like It Like That for a reading/launch in Montreal.

Michael Turner is SFU's New Writer-in-Residence (Sept. 2009)

Michael Turner is the new Writer-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Louis-Georges Tin in Toronto (Oct. 2009)

The Dictionary of Homophobia author at UofT and York University

Louis-Georges Tin, the Paris-based author of The Dictionary of Homophobia, will be making two appearances in Toronto on October 5 and 6, 2009.

Edmonton Literary Festival (Oct. 2009)

Edmonton festival hosts Maruysa Bociurkiw

Comfort Food for Breakups author Marusya Bocirukiw is featured at LITFEST, the Edmonton International Literary Festival, October 21-25

Daniel Allen Cox at Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Oct. 2009)

Join Shuck author Daniel Allen Cox at the closing ceremonies of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Queer Awareness Week, for a reading and roundtable chat on queer identities.

Sarah Kramer on Canada A.M. (Sept. 2009)

Sarah Kramer appeared on "Canada A.M." to promote the publication of How It All Vegan: 10th Anniversary Edition.

Sarah Kramer's Toronto interviews (Sept. 2009)

Sarah Kramer was interviewed in Toronto by the Toronto Vegetarian Association and Taste T.O. for her book How It All Vegan: 10th Anniversary Edition.

Arsenal Authors at Geist event (Nov. 2009)

Brad Cran and Gillian Jerome, authors of Hope in Shadows, are part of "Creating Collective Memory," a 3-day series of events and workshops sponsored by Geist.

Ashok Mathur in Calgary. Oct, 14, 2009

A Little Distillery author reads at The Marquee Room

Arsenal Pulp Press and the Mount Royal University Department of English invite you to join author Ashok Mathur, for a reading from his new novel, A Little Distillery in Nowgong.

S. Bear Bergman Virtual Book Tour (Nov. 2009)

S. Bear Bergman's Virtual Blog Book Tour

S. Bear Bergman is on a Virtual Book Tour through the blogosphere.

CUPE's WriterFest! (Oct. 2009)


A discussion on the importance of locally-purchased materials and collection development. With cuts to libraries, arts and recently to BC BookWorld, ABPBC and BCAMP - this is timely!

Sarah Schulman in New York! (Oct. 2009)

Mere Future author reading

Join novelist and cultural critic Sarah Schulman for a reading of The Mere Future. Schulman gives us a New York that might already look too familiar to some in this, her 12th book.

S. Bear Bergman on Tour!

Scheduled Appearances

Follow Bear on hir Canadian and American tour of readings, lectures and other events.

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan featured on Ellen's website (Oct. 2009)

Dreena Burton's third cookbook Eat, Drink & Be Vegan was recently featured on Ellen Degeneres' website under "Books Ellen Reads."

Signed copies of Billeh Nickerson's McPoems available!

Signed copies of Billeh Nickerson's poetry book McPoems are now available!

Sarah Schulman to Deliver Kessler Lecture (Nov. 2009)

On November 12 Sarah Schulman will deliver the 2009 David R. Kessler Lecture in New York.

American Hunks excerpted on (Oct. 2009)

A slideshow of images from American Hunks appears on

Excerpts from Arsenal books in Geist (Nov. 2009)

Excerpts from three Arsenal books appear in Geist magazine's Issue No. 74.

Sarah Kramer in Santa Cruz! (Nov. 2009)

Tenth Anniversary of How It All Vegan!

Join coauthor Sarah Kramer in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the bestselling cookbook How It All Vegan! and get a signed edition of the book!

Sarah Kramer in Los Angeles! (Nov. 2009)

HIAV Book Bash and COK Benefit!

Compassion Over Killing is host of a How It All Vegan! Book Bash & COK Benefit co-sponsored by Positive TV.

Sarah Kramer in Spokane! (Nov. 2009)

A benefit for One World Spokane and the Spokane Vegans

Spokane Vegans are hosting a benefit dinner and discussion with guest Sarah Kramer, best-selling vegan cookbook author.

Vancouver Special Book Launch!

Charles Demers in Vancouver

Arsenal Pulp Press invites you to join author Charles Demers for the launch of his book Vancouver Special.

Trash Book Launch!

Two Books, Two Artists

Arsenal Pulp Press invites you to join author Jon Davies for the launch of his book Trash, A Queer Film Classic.

An Evening with Sarah Schulman (Nov. 2009)

Join the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) for an inspiring evening of conversation with author and activist Sarah Schulman. Linda Villarosa, award winning journalist, editor and author will play conversational host.

Queer Film Classics in Xtra! (Nov. 2009)

Matthew Hays and Thomas Waugh talk about Queer Film Classics, their new queer film series of books, with Xtra!

An Interview with Patrick Califia (Nov. 2009)

Patrick Califia was recently interviewed by Capital Xtra! about the new edition of Macho Sluts.

An Interview with Rhonda Waterfall (Nov. 2009)

An interview with Rhonda Waterfall, author of The Only Thing I Have, appears on rob mclennan's blog.

Sarah Kramer at Lower Mainland fundraiser (Dec. 2009)

Sarah Kramer is the special guest at a fundraiser for Hearts on Noses, a sanctuary for pot-bellied pigs, hosted by Karmavore Vegan Shop in New Westminster.

Allan Peterkin interviewed on The Daily Beast blog

Allan Peterkin, author of One Thousand Beards, was interviewed in The Daily Beast in an article about goatees.

Sarah Kramer Interview in Monday Magazine (Nov. 2009)

An interview with Sarah Kramer appears in Monday Magazine.

Sarah Kramer's LA Visit (Nov. 2009)

The blog Hugger Food covered Sarah Kramer's visit to Los Angeles to benefit Compassion Over Killing.

Sarah Schulman: One of 2009's Out 100 (Nov. 2009)

Sarah Schulman has been named on Out Magazine's annual "Out 100" list for 2009.

Go Vegan! Calendar in Los Angeles Times (Nov. 2009)

Sarah Kramer's Go Vegan! 2010 Wall Calendar made the Los Angeles Times' Holiday Gift Guide.

Bear Sightings in December (Dec. 2009)

S. Bear Bergman's December Events

There are two more opportunities to see S. Bear Bergman live before the end of the year if you live in Baltimore or Toronto!

Charles Demers interviewed in The Westender (Nov. 2009)

Charles Demers, author of Vancouver Special, was recently interviewed in Vancouver's The Westender.

Vancouver Special: The Infomercial! (Nov. 2009)

Charles Demers, author of Vancouver Special, was recently surprised on his TV show The City List with a hilarious mock informercial for his book.

Last event of 2009

Sarah Schulman in Philly!

A reading with Sarah Schulman and Eileen Myles at Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia.

Praise for Queer Film Classics in Library Journal (Dec. 2009)

The new Queer Film Classics book series from Arsenal Pulp Press has been praised in Library Journal.

Isn't that Special? (Dec. 2009)

Vancouver Special excerpted in Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Special was excerpted in the Weekend Review section of the Vancouver Sun.

Yarn Bombing makes Macleans' 2009 Newsmakers List (Dec. 2009)

Yarn Bombing has made the 2009 Newsmakers List in Macleans Magazine.

Vancouver Special website launched

We have launched the website for the Vancouver Special book.

Autographed Sarah Kramer books available! (Dec. 2009)

Autographed copies of Sarah Kramer's books are available, while supplies last!