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Toronto Lit Up: QUEER/Play, Unholy and City Voices

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Diane Flacks, Jenna Harris, Evalyn Parry, Carolyn Taylor

The Toronto International Festival of Authors and Playwrights Guild of Canada invite you to celebrate the Toronto Lit Up release of QUEER/Play, An Anthology of Queer Women’s Performance and Plays; Unholy, a new play that looks at contemporary women in organized religions; and City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists.

Featured writers at this event are Carolyn Taylor, performer and writer on Baroness Von Sketch; Evalyn Parry, Artistic Director at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; Diane Flacks, writer of Unholy; and Jenna Harris, editor of City Voices.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Tomson Highway: The Margaret Laurence Lecture

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Keynote: Canadian Writers' Summit

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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