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Thursday, June 07

Toronto Lit Up: Kim Moritsugu

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up | Toronto Lit Up/Book Launch
Participants: Kim Moritsugu

IFOA and Dundurn Press invite you to celebrate the release of Kim Moritsugu’s The Showrunner – a darkly humourous, Hollywood-noir novel about three strong-willed women who work in the TV business – as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Kim Moritsugu's The Showrunner. Dundurn 2018.The Showrunner has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathanael West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their
own ambitions.” – Catherine Gildiner, bestselling author of Too Close to the Falls and Coming Ashore

Join us at Ben McNally Books to meet the author, toast the book’s publication, and see a TV-show-style table read of scenes from the novel, staged with the assistance of the Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts.

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Admission is free. Please register here.


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. Click here for more information.

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Thursday, June 14

Book Summit 2018: Disrupt Your Publishing Game

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9am-5:30pm
Fleck Dance Theatre
Conference: Book Summit
Participants:

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Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA. Book Summit is taking place in conjunction with the Canadian Writers’ Summit.

As publishers recognize the need to become more reader-centric, we must develop new methods of connecting with all readers in every way possible. The conference will explore innovative marketing approaches in this digital age, while reflecting the importance of the writer, the bookstore, the library. Book Summit 2018 is about the challenge of selling and marketing in this current environment.

Join us for a day of inspiring speakers, connecting with colleagues, lake views, engaging workshops, networking opportunities, new friends and a delicious lunch.

For more information and how to register for Book Summit, click here.

 

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CWS 2018 presents d’bi.young anitafrika

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Keynote: Canadian Writers' Summit
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Fresh off the press in time for the Canadian Writer’s Summit, d’bi.young anitafrika will be reading from her new autobiography, Memoir of An Ugly Duckling: My Life, Art & Method. From growing up in one of the most notorious garrison communities of Kingston Jamaica, to witnessing the evolution of Dub Poetry through one of its pioneers – her mother Anita Stewart – to contributing to radical Black feminist thought through theatre using the Anitafrika Method, d’bi.young’s keynote will focus on the artist’s accountability and responsibility.


This event is part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018), a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada.

#CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018, at Harbourfront Centre.

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Friday, June 15

Tomson Highway: The Margaret Laurence Lecture

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Keynote: Canadian Writers' Summit
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highway_tomson2-295x305For more than 30 years, the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Margaret Laurence Lecture Series has invited Canada’s most prominent authors to discuss the theme of “A Writer’s Life.” Alistair MacLeod, Dionne Brand, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Mavis Gallant, among others, have all shared candid stories of how they became writers.

Intimate in tone, frank, and revealing, these lectures give us unprecedented access to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature, insights into their work, the profession of writing, and chart the development of our country’s literary community.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Tomson Highway, a renowned playwright, novelist, and musician, and a trailblazer in the Indigenous creative artist community.


This event is part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018), a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada.

#CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018, at Harbourfront Centre.

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Saturday, June 16

CWS 2018 presents Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Keynote: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants:

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L’arrivée récente de plusieurs auteur.e.s autochtones francophones au Québec: leur littérature/ la réception des lecteur.e.s / la critique/ la diffusion. Mon oeuvre personnelle: romans et poésie.

Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau will discuss the recent surge of francophone Indigenous writers in Québec; she’ll explore their writing, and the critical responses to it. She’ll also share with us her own work in the form of literary fiction and poetry.

This event is part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018), a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada.

#CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018, at Harbourfront Centre.

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