South-North Griots Summit comes to Harbourfront Centre, May 29-31

Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present a jam-packed series of weekend festivals in the coming months. Among the dozens of events planned, South-North Griots Summit, co-produced with Northern Griots Network, is surely one to look forward to. Encouraged by the diversity of spoken word, South-North Griots Summit presents artists from around the globe featuring music, movement, rhythm, voice, screenings, panel discussions …

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Beep! Why You Need to Self Edit

Author Brian Francis, alongside Doubleday Canada senior editor, Nita Pronovost, will present Editing 101 on Saturday, February 23. It’s an intensive one-day workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of self editing your fiction writing, including tips on dialogue and structure, improving a reader’s response to your work and how to take your manuscript to the next level.

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Dwayne Morgan Launches His New Book

As a part of this year’s Kuumba festival, Dwayne will be delivering an oration as well as elaborating on his book, Everyday Excellence, followed by an evening of music and performances.

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Toronto Poetry Slam

Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, bring you the Canada Day Poetry Slam, held over two separate days and showcasing some of the top spoken word talent in the city and beyond. We had a chat with David Silverberg about Toronto Poetry Slam, it’s origins and what people can look forward to this weekend. What is Toronto Poetry …

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Meet Brian Francis

Meet Brian Francis – instructor of Harbourfront Centre’s creative writing courses (part of the Courses & Workshops programme). He is also a published author who recently released his second novel, Natural Order.

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Mutabaruka spreads concious vibes at Harbourfront Centre

Last weekend we were lucky enough to interview author, radio personality and Jamaican icon Mutabaruka.

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Robert Chafe awarded the GG’s Literary Award

Robert Chafe was recently awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award 2010 for the play Afterimage, which was supported by Fresh Ground new works, Harbourfront Centre’s national commissioning programme, in 2007.

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