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Thursday, September 13

Toronto Lit Up: Ted Glenn

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM
The Monarch Tavern
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Ted Glenn

Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Ted Glenn’s Riding into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War.

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Cyclist troops in Canada’s armed forces spent most of the First World War digging trenches, patrolling roads, and delivering dispatches. But during the Hundred Days campaign at the end of the Great War, Canada’s Cyclist troops came into their own.

At Amiens, Cambrai, and especially the Pursuit from the Sensée, the Cyclists made pioneering contributions to the development of the Canadian Corps’s combined arms strategy and mobile warfare doctrine, all the while exhibiting the consummate professionalism the Corps became renowned for.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the 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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Monday, September 17

Toronto Lit Up: Kenneth Oppel

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Revue Cinema
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Kenneth Oppel

Bestselling children’s author, Kenneth Oppel, is launching his latest book, Inkling. Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the book’s release!

sept-17-2018-inkling-bookcoverThe Rylance family is stuck. Dad’s got writer’s block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school—even though he can’t draw. Sarah’s still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom. So much more than they can say.

Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance’s sketchbook. But one night the ink of his drawings runs together—and then leaps off the page! This small burst of creativity is about to change everything.

Ethan finds him first. Inkling has absorbed a couple chapters of his math book—not good—and the story he’s supposed to be illustrating for school—also not good. But Inkling’s also started drawing the pictures to go with the story—which is amazing! It’s just the help Ethan was looking for! Inkling helps the rest of the family too—for Sarah he’s a puppy. And for Dad he’s a spark of ideas for a new graphic novel. It’s exactly what they all want.

It’s not until Inkling goes missing that this family has to face the larger questions of what they—and Inkling—truly need.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the 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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Tuesday, September 18

Toronto Lit Up: Claudia Dey

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Gladstone Hotel
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Claudia Dey

Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Claudia Dey‘s new novel, Heartbreaker.

sept-18-2018-dey-claudia-heartbreakerFifteen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved, and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart.

With her luminous prose, wry humour and dead-on cultural observations, Claudia Dey has created a storytelling tour de force about what it means to love, no matter the consequences.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the 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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Thursday, September 27

Toronto Lit Up: Catriona Wright

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM
The Ossington
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Catriona Wright

Catriona Wright is releasing Difficult People—the follow-up to her debut poetry collection—and she’s celebrating with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Nightwood Editions and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.

sept-27-2018-wright-catriona-difficult-people-bookcoverManipulators and liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you’ll encounter in Difficult People, a collection of stories that investigates and celebrates difficult people (and some animals).

As these characters fumble through their quests for YouTube fame, stand-up glory, romantic love, stable employment or anyone who can tolerate them, they reveal that we are all, in our own ways, difficult people.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the 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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