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Toronto Lit Up: Ronna Bloom

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 18:30 - 20:30
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Ronna Bloom

IFOA and Pedlar Press invite you to the release of The More by Ronna Bloom as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

ronna“When my last book came out in 2012, I was just starting my job as Poet in Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and was beginning to bring poetry to other unexpected places. I didn’t know that this book would be about health, care, mortality, meditation, vulnerability, compassion, loss, subversion, and spontaneity until it began to coalesce. On an airplane, I wrote the essay “Walking the Hospital,” the centre of the book, a space that contemplates the activity of walking within an institution while trying to see what’s needed and what can be offered in moments of need, when nothing seems enough.” – Ronna Bloom

 

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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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