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Thursday, June 01

Toronto Lit Up: Catherine Graham

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Tranzac Club
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Catherine Graham

IFOA and Two Wolves Press invite you to the release of Quarry by Catherine Graham as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series. Mary Lou Finlay, radio and television journalist, will interview Graham at the launch.

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Set in southern Ontario during the 1980’s, Quarry is layered like the open-pit mine for which it is named. Caitlin Maharg, an only child, lives in a house by a water-filled limestone quarry whose gothic presence is elemental to the story. Lyrically charged, jewelled with images and at times darkly comic, Graham’s prose weaves a mysterious and hypnotic tale of loss, secrets, family shame and the courage to swim the depths of life alone.

Quarry flows through the legacies and layers of grief, and emerges into the joy and shock of discovery.  It is a wonderful book.” –  Ken Murray author of Eulogy

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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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Sunday, June 11

Toronto Lit Up: Domenico Capilongo, Irene Guilford and Robert Marrone

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Supermarket
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Domenico Capilongo, Irene Guilford, Robert Marrone

IFOA and Guernica Editions invite you to the release of send by Domenico Capilongo, Waiting For Stalin To Die by Irene Guilford  and The New Vine by Robert Marrone as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Meet the authors, network and celebrate new work!

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send is a collection of poetry that explores our many modes of communication from smoke signals to texting. The work uses lyric meditations, personal narratives and experimental poetry to shed light on the ways in which we try to express ourselves.

 

 


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Fleeing Stalin’s advance into Lithuania, shaken by communism and war, four refugees end up in Toronto in 1949.  Trying to resume normal lives, longing for their country’s freedom, they wait to go home.

 

 


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In post WWII Italy, Passero, the son of a winemaker killed by the Nazis, commits an impetuous act. He kidnaps a young orphaned girl and offers her up in exchange for his own freedom. His actions create a lifelong connection with her culminating in an adulterous affair in Toronto in the 1960s, while he is building a life with another woman.

 


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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Thursday, June 15

Book Summit 2017: Publish Well and Prosper

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:30am-5:30pm
Harbourfront Centre
Conference: Book Summit
Participants:

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Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College, in association with IFOA.

While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly visible, the book publishing industry has long been aware of the inherent importance of books, reading and writing to the world’s well-being. But as Markus Dohle of PRH said to employees, “We ought to do more … to drive positive social, environmental, and cultural change …”

logo-transparentBuilding on last year’s successful “Books Can Change the World,” panel, Publish Well and Prosper will explore the ways our business can do just that: be socially aware and thrive economically. Join us for a day of stimulating and practical discussion about economic and social responsibility in the book business.

For any information, please contact the Book and Periodical Council at publicity@thebpc.ca.


Cost:

Regular: $175
Group: $150
Student: $95

1.Group rates apply to 5 or more sales
2. Rates include refreshments and lunch

 

Thursday, June 22

Toronto Lit Up: The Unpublished City

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Diana Biacora, David Bradford, Nicole Chin, Simone Dalton, Dalton Derkson, Doyali Islam, Laboni Islam, Ian Kamau, Shoilee Khan, Adnan Khan… (8 others)

IFOA and BookThug invite you to the release of The Unpublished City, a collection of works by Toronto’s  emerging literary talents, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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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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