New Literary Series Features “eh-List” Lineup
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New Literary Series Features “eh-List” Lineup
Over 20 top Canadian writers read from their latest works at branches across the city
TORONTO (Monday, February 23, 2009) – Toronto Public Library is bringing Canada’s best writers to a library near you. In March, the Library launches The eh List Author Series, which will see writers from across the country reading from their new books in eight library branches across the city.
The eh List spring season includes Governor General Award winners Nino Ricci and Miriam Toews, Scotiabank Giller Prize winners David Bergen and Austin Clarke, CBC stalwarts Bill Richardson and Mary Lou Finlay, biographer and establishment chronicler Peter C. Newman, Can Lit staples Donna Morrissey, and Joy Fielding, standout newcomers Andrew Davidson and Julie Angus, and many more key Canadian authors. The series will run twice yearly, in spring and fall. This series enjoys the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Twenty-eight author visits will take place at eight branches around the city: Toronto Reference Library, North York Central Library, Northern District Branch, Barbara Frum Branch, Richview Branch, Runnymede Branch, S. Walter Stewart Branch, and Taylor Memorial Branch. All programs feature readings, Q&A sessions as well as book sales and signings.
What: The eh List Author Series.
When: March 3 – June 25, 2009.
Where: Uptown, Downtown, Midtown, East and West.
Across the series, 21 authors from across Canada will visit Toronto Public Library branches for 28 readings and discussions at locations across Toronto.
For the up-to-date information on events, please visit the Toronto Public Library website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ehlist/.
Downtown: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, 416-395-5577
March 5,12:30 pm – Lit Lunch with Bill Richardson: Bill will read from his new book, Old Father William's Well-Ordered Universe, and will entertain questions from the audience. Bring your brown bag lunch and munch along with Bill.
May 7, 7 p.m. – Oceans In Peril: Join authors Julie Angus and Alanna Mitchell for readings from their new books, and a discussion on the state of the world’s oceans.
May 30, 2 p.m. – Stéphane Dompierre: Come and meet a young author from Québec, Stéphane Dompierre, winner of the Grand Prix de la relève litéraire Archambault for Souffrir pour écrire. This program will be in French.
June 11, 12:30 p.m. – Lit Lunch with Miriam Toews: Come and hear author Miriam Toews read from her new title, The Flying Troutmans, and join in the question and answer session.
Uptown: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, 416-395-5535
March 26, 12:30 pm – Lit Lunch with Donna Morrissey: Come hear Donna read from her latest novel, What They Wanted. Bring your own lunch and a question for Donna!
April 4, 2 p.m. – Lise Tremblay: Come and meet Lise Tremably, winner of many literary prizes including the Governor General and le Prix des Libraires du Québec. Her most recent book, La Soeur de Judith , was selected as one of the best books from Quebec in 2007. This program will be in French.
May 6, 12:30 pm – Lit Lunch with Edeet Ravel: Come hear Edeet read from her latest novel Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth. Bring your own lunch and a question for Edeet.
April 29, 7 p.m. – Join Peter C. Newman for a reading and discussion of his latest biographical hit, Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper.
June 3, 7 p.m. – Meet Joy Fielding and hear her read from her latest spine-tingling thriller, Still Life.
June 24, 7 p.m. – Join rising star Andrew Davidson and hear him read from The Gargoyle. Question and Answer and book signing to follow.
Midtown: Northern District Branch, 40 Orchardview Blvd, 416-393-7610
March 26, 2 p.m. – Award-winning environmental writer Alanna Mitchell will read from her new book, Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis of Global Ocean Change, and will tell us about the state of the world’s ocean life.
May 14, 2 p.m. – Meet two-time Governor General Award for Fiction winner Nino Ricci for a reading and discussion of his 2008 GG winning book, The Origin of Species.
June 25, 2 p.m. – Blockbuster author Andrew Davison joins us for a reading and discussion of his huge hit, The Gargoyle.
Midtown: Barbara Frum Branch, 20 Covington Road, 416-395-5440
March 24, 7 p.m. – Mary Lou Finlay will read from her new title, The As It Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts, where else, but at the Barbara Frum Branch. Join us for an entertaining reading and discussion.
May 12, 7 p.m. – Meet author Austin Clarke and hear him read from his exciting new novel, More.
June 23, 7 p.m. – Peter C. Newman will read from his latest biographical hit, Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper.
West: Richview Branch, 1806 Islington Avenue, 416-394-5120
March 6, 2 p.m. – Join Bill Richardson for an entertaining reading and discussion of his new book Old Father William’s Well-Ordered Universe.
May 28, 2 p.m. – Join us for an afternoon with prize-winning author David Bergen, author of The Retreat.
June 11, 2 p.m. – Author Shani Mootoo reads from her newest work, Valmiki's Daughter. Join us for a reading and discussion.
West: Runnymede Branch, 2178 Bloor Street, 416-393-7697
March, 26 7 p.m. – Donna Morrissey will read from her latest book, What They Wanted, and will discuss the writer’s craft.
May 5, 7 p.m. – Join author Andrew Pyper for a reading and discussion of his latest novel, The Killing Circle.
June 2, 7 p.m. – Jonathan Bennett will read from his latest novel, Entitlement. Join us for a reading and discussion.
East: S. Walter Stewart Branch, 170 Memorial Park Drive, 416-396-3975
March 3, 7 p.m. – Author Lee Gowan will read from his new novel, Confession. Join us for a reading and discussion.
May 6, 7 p.m. – Julie Angus presents her harrowing adventure tale of crossing the ocean, Rowboat in A Hurricane; join us for an exciting presentation and reading.
June 11, 7 p.m. – Come and hear author Miriam Toews read from her new title, The Flying Troutmans, and join in the question and answer session.
East: Taylor Memorial Branch, 1440 Kingston Road, 416-396-8939
March 24 at 2 p.m. – Join author Joan Barfoot for a reading and discussion of her latest novel, Exit Lines.
May 28, at 7 p.m. – Join us for an entertaining evening as author David Bergen reads from his exciting new novel, The Retreat.
June 18, 7 p.m. – Author Giles Blunt reads from and discusses his latest novel, Breaking Lorca.
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