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Kamal Al-Solaylee in Conversation

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Aurora Public Library
Reading/ Interview: Lit On Tour
Participants: Kamal Al-Solaylee

National bestselling author and winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, Kamal Al-Solaylee, will be in Aurora to discuss his book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means, with interviewer Brock Weir.

Free tickets available starting August 1 at aurorapl.ca

This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.

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Toronto Lit Up: Christopher Dewdney

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Barrio Cerveceria
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Christopher Dewdney

Four-time Governor General’s Award nominee and Harbourfront Festival Prize winner, Christopher Dewdney, will be launching his new book, 18 Miles, through Toronto Lit Up. Join ECW Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Dewdney’s new work!

dewdney-christopher-18-miles-bookcoverWe live at the bottom of an ocean of air — 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth’s atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer — 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet, within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm — at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious, and elusive. With his keen eye for identifying and uniting seemingly unrelated events, Chris Dewdney reveals to us the invisible rivers in the sky that affect how our weather works and the structure of clouds and storms and seasons, the rollercoaster of climate. Dewdney details the history of weather forecasting and introduces us to the eccentric and determined pioneers of science and observation whose efforts gave us the understanding of weather we have today.

18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather — as both evocative metaphor and physical reality. From the roaring winds of Katrina to Palladio’s architectural triumph, La Rotonda, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe.

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