Events

Exile's New Canadian Noir Book Launch with David Menear, Michael Mirolla, Kelly Robson, Ada Hoffmann and Michael S. Chong

When

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:15pm

Where

Dora Keogh Irish Pub
141 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON
M4K 1N2

Details

Readings by David Menear, Michael Mirolla, Kelly Robson, Ada Hoffmann and Michael S. Chong - Hosted by David Nickle.

Noir is a spectrum of an esthetic to be explored, from its hard-boiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism, to the dystopian shadows it casts in science fiction, to the mixture of desire and corruption it brings to erotica, on to the blood-spattered romance of the frontier, to the stark nihilism of literary realism. These are but five stories that touch on possible iterations of what noir can mean to daring writers unafraid to explore the dark and weird interzones of their imaginations.

Location

Dora Keogh Irish Pub
141 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N2 43° 40' 34.7952" N, 79° 21' 26.6436" W

Book(re)marks: John Ralston Saul and the Comeback of Aboriginal Peoples

When

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Where

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto, ON
M6G 2L7

Details

Internationally renowned author and essayist John Ralston Saul will be discussing his latest book, The Comeback: How Aboriginals are Reclaiming Power and Influence. The book is a powerful narrative exploring how Aboriginal peoples are empowering themselves to rebuild their communities—and remake Canada. He will be interviewed by academic and activist, Pamela D. Palmater.

This is the inaugural event for Book(re)marks, a free, public event series featuring non-fiction authors whose works are of social, political, or cultural importance. Book(re)marks is held in partnership between Couchiching Institue on Public Affairs and International Festival of Authors.

Location

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto, ON M6G 2L7 43° 39' 53.2692" N, 79° 24' 44.622" W

Creative Writing Workshop with Roxanne Snider

When

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Where

Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
M5S 1W3

Details

Time and Dates: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., eight Tuesdays, April 7 to May 26.

A great way to start writing, jump start your stalled writing, or push your writing to a new level ...

Join a new session of an ongoing creative writing workshop, which evolved out of a University of Toronto Creative Writing course.

Through a series of writing prompts, we'll explore various components of narrative prose - exposition, dialogue, point-of-view, style, etc. Each week participants write a short, assigned piece which we'll read and discuss in class. These exercises are designed to spark the imagination and hone the craft of writing, and are suitable to writers of fiction and memoir, beginning writers or those further along.

Location

Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W3 43° 40' 2.0568" N, 79° 24' 6.6564" W

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