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Toronto Lit Up: Antanas Sileika

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Lithuanian House
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Antanas Sileika

IFOA and ECW Press invite you to the release of The Barefoot Bingo Caller by Antanas Sileika as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

cover_barefoot-bingo-caller-2In The Barefoot Bingo Caller, Antanas finds what’s funny and touching in the most unlikely places, from the bingo hall to the collapsing Soviet Union. He shares stories that span his attempts to shake off his suburban, ethnic, folk-dancing childhood to his divided allegiance as a Lithuanian-Canadian father. Antanas has a keen eye for social comedy, bringing to life such memorable characters as ageing beat poets, oblivious college students, the queen of the booze cans, and an obdurate porcupine.

Join us at the Lithuanian House to meet the author, network and celebrate new work!


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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