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Sarah Kathryn York joins the Babble Book Club today 7:30pm EST

Sarah Kathryn York is pictured here on the right.
Sarah Kathryn York, pictured here on the right, will join the Babble Book Club today at 7:30pm EST to discuss her novel.

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Join us today for the Babble Book Club with Kevin Chong

Join us for a conversation with Kevin Chong on his novel Beauty Plus Pity. (Photo: Jeff Vinnick, Globe and Mail)

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'Jewel of the Thames' dives into the mythos of Sherlock Holmes

Jewel of the Thames

by Angela Misri
(Fierce Ink Press,
2014;
$16.99)

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Do you have a young reader at home who craves an Arthur Conan Doyle style mystery story? Heck! Do you like young adult fiction with a strong female protagonist yourself?

Well, you need to read Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri, which presents Portia Adams, a quick-witted young woman who inherits the legendary dectective Sherlock Holmes' dectective agency, and soon finds herself dreaming of solving crimes.

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25th Anniversary of the McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize Anthology at IFOA

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Fleck Dance Theatre at the Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
Canada

Previous Journey Prize Anthology contributors and award winning writers Steven Galloway, Elizabeth Hay, Miranda Hill, Alistair MacLeod, Pasha Malla, Lisa Moore and Alissa York will share stories on the theme of “beginnings”, emceed by Yann Martel. 

Tickets are $18 or free to students and youth 25 and under. 

 

Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists reading at IFOA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Brigantine Room at the Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
Canada

The finalists of this year’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Krista Bridge, Lynn Coady, Cary Fagan, Colin McAdam and Lisa Moore, will read from their nominated books, hosted by Alison Pick. 

Tickets are $18 

 

 

Book launch party with Cathi Bond for 'Night Town'

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Imperial Pub
54 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 21.6504" N, 79° 22' 56.766" W

 

Party for the launch of Night Town!

FREE

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| March 13, 2013

Rae Spoon's First Spring Grass Fire on finding (queer) time

First Spring Fire

by Rae Spoon
(Arsenal Pulp Press,
2012;
$14.95)

In his remarkable 2009 text, Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz fixates on the ways in which queer bodies exist outside of and subvert what he calls “straight time.” Straight time, for Muñoz, is what tells queers that “there is no future but the here and now of our everyday life.” It grounds the fragmentation, suppression, and elision of queer histories, and denies futurity to those not counted under the rubric of a “reproductive majoritarian heterosexuality.”

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| November 26, 2012

Alif the Unseen: Imagining the Arab Spring

Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen

by G. Willow Wilson
(Emblem Editions,
2012;
$22.99)

Say the word Islam and what words come to mind? Extremism, violence, complexity, anger? Not surprising, particularly in the wake of the violence that erupted following the publicity around that god-awful trailer, “Innocence of Muslims.”  And of course, it’s a bad rap that is far removed from the religion’s actual teachings.

But would you think of words like “fantastical,” “surreal,” “mysterious” and “magical”? Probably not.

Unless, that is, you’ve wandered off the beaten track to discover G. Willow Wilson’s delightful first novel Alif the Unseen.

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