2012 Toronto Book Awards finalists and Diaspora Dialogues at Word On the Street|
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The five finalists for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards will read in the City of Toronto tent at the Word On the Street Book and Magazine Festival on Sunday, September 23. The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. Once again this year, authors from Diaspora Dialogues join the reading program. Diaspora Dialogues supports writing that reflects Toronto's diverse artistic and literary culture.
The free event will be held at Queen’s Park North from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schedule of readings:
2012 Toronto Book Awards Tent - Sunday, September 23
11:30 a.m. - Dave Bidini, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music and the World in 1972, McClelland & Stewart
Noon - Andrew J. Borkowski, Copernicus Avenue, Cormorant Books
12:30 p.m. - Farzana Doctor, Six Metres of Pavement, Dundurn Press
1:00 p.m. - Michele Landsberg, Writing the Revolution, Second Story Press
1:30 p.m. - Suzanne Robertson, Paramita, Little Black, Guernica Editions
2:00 p.m. - Diaspora Dialogues authors, hosted by Andrew J. Borkowski:
• Terri Favro
• Dorianne Emmerton
• Irfan Ali
• Lillian Allen
• Heather Birrell
3:30 p.m. - Dave Bidini, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music and the World in 1972, McClelland & Stewart
4:00 p.m. - Andrew J. Borkowski, Copernicus Avenue, Cormorant Books
4:30 p.m. - Farzana Doctor, Six Metres of Pavement, Dundurn Press
5:00 p.m. - Michele Landsberg, Writing the Revolution, Second Story Press
5:30 p.m. - Suzanne Robertson, Paramita, Little Black, Guernica Editions
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Public Library, is inviting Torontonians to “get a new read on Toronto” with different ways to explore this year’s shortlisted books. A group reading and book-signing event will take place at the Toronto Public Library’s Yorkville Branch at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3. The winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 11 at the Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and enjoy the evening awards celebration, hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway. To learn more about the shortlisted books and reading events, visit http://www.toronto.ca/book_awards.
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