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March 29, 2007
Media Advisory: ‘Voices from the Past, Archives and Authors’
Join the City of Toronto Archives and the Archives of Ontario on Wednesday, April 4 to celebrate Archives Awareness Week. Hear from some of Ontario’s most acclaimed authors whose work has been inspired and informed by archival records.

Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Atrium, City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway will host the event.

Three award-winning Ontario authors will discuss how archives have inspired and assisted them with their works, and will read from their recently published books. The authors are:

• Barbara Greenwood, author of Factory Girl and other award-winning historical fiction
• Lawrence Hill, celebrated writer of the recently published Book of Negroes - a novel inspired by an archival record of the same name
• Michael Redhill, award-winning author of the recently published Consolation - a novel in which Toronto’s landscape and history play a central role.

This is a free event and space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Call Paul Sharkey at 416-392-0558 to reserve tickets.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Karen Teeple, Manager, Archival Services, Corporate Records and Archives, City Clerk’s Office, 416-397-7393
Paul Sharkey, Exhibit and Outreach Technician, Corporate Records and Archives, 416-392-0558



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