Toronto Public Library Announces New Manager of Cultural and Special Events Programming

May 12, 2016 | Media Relations

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Gregory McCormick 

Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce that Gregory McCormick (pictured above) will be joining the organization as Manager of Cultural and Special Events Programming next month.

Gregory comes to the Library from Montreal, where he served as Director of Programming at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival –the largest multilingual literary festival in the world.   In that capacity, he oversaw the curatorial vision of the festival, managed complex local and international partnerships, and acted as the festival spokesperson.  During his six years at Blue Metropolis, he tripled festival attendance.

Gregory will be responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the library’s high profile and citywide literary and cultural programs -- including events at the Appel Salon, the eh List Canadian Author Series, and the Library’s Heritage Celebration programs. Gregory will also provide leadership and vision in broadening the scope and depth of the library’s programming to include new ideas-based series, as well as expanding access to library programs, including the development of new venues and audiences, and new digital channels and value-added program content.

Gregory has an MA in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Montreal.  He is a literary critic and currently serves as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for a Montreal-based literary magazine. He is also a world traveller, is fluent in French, and can get by in Mandarin Chinese.

The contribution that Gregory will make to the library’s literary and cultural programming will be important as these programs offer Torontonians the opportunity to easily participate in creative and cultural experiences and events, share and connect ideas, and learn in fun and accessible ways. Many have their first experiences with creators, especially authors, at their local library.

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