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April 5, 2012 | Soheli | Comments (0)

For those of you who have been on the watch, this year's One Book selection has been revealed to be Maggie Helwig's Girls Fall Down. Like its predecessors, Girls Fall Down is set in Toronto, but this is a gritty, intimate look at the city, shown through the eyes of a few complicated characters. Part love story, part political commentary, and thoroughly a study of character and emotion, this is a title you definitely want to get your hands on - especially as we begin kicking off One Book events this month!

Without giving too much away, the main character in the novel is a photographer who begins to lose his sight, and makes it a mission to take as many photos of Toronto as possible - essentially, capturing the feel and fervour of his city.

Your city, your lens...We wanted to try and mimic this concept, and ended up with a program for youth who had both an interest in photography and a desire to showcase their experiences of the city. Join young photographer, Andrew Williamson, as he shows you how to get started framing what you want to show and capture of Toronto. What is it about your neighbourhood that makes you proud? What parts make you want to show it off? What parts inspire you? You don’t need a fancy camera – even a cell phone camera will work just fine! The idea is to join simplicity with authenticity: take a photo and make it your own. Once you have the basics, go out and shoot! Take photos all through the month of April, and send these in to us so we can display them here on the Cedarbrae Blog and share the variety of experiences of this city.

We’re so excited to start this project and we hope you are too! Be sure to call us at the branch to register for the program on April 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM. If you can’t make it that night, be sure to come by and talk to us about how you can be involved in this year’s One Book discussion and other events throughout Keep Toronto Reading month this April.

Get ready to capture your city…!

A quick side note: I found the image above, of Toronto and its neighbourhoods, at Ork Posters, which has awesome prints of cities around the world.


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