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Authors at Harbourfront Centre eNews | February 2012

Our 38th season of literary events rolls on

Happy New Year Book Lovers! Our season of AUTHORS events continues February 15 with a reading and interview with theoretical physicist and novelist Alan Lightman. Also this month: short stories by Nathan Englander on February 22 and Robert Hough with his latest work alongside Kim Thúy and her Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel February 29.

Check out a complete listing of the second half of our 38th season on readings.org and start planning your 2012 literary outings!

Tickets on sale now!

Upcoming events

March 7: Lilian Nattel, Carrie Snyder
March 14: Irving Layton Centenary Celebration
March 21: Crime Showcase: John Brady, Ian Hamilton,
                   Matt Lennox, David Rotenberg
March 28: Poetry NOW: 4th annual Battle of the Bards

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Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Events begin at 7:30pm
York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Tickets $10 | FREE for members, youth & students with ID
(unless otherwise noted)

Box Office + Info | 416-973-4000 | readings.org

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Open Book OntarioWednesday, February 15

Alan Lightman in Conversation with Mary Hynes

Theoretical physicist and novelist Alan Lightman (USA) reads from and discusses his latest novel, Mr g, about a man who, through the creation of time, space, and matter realizes the tragic and joyous nature of existence.

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Open Book OntarioWednesday, February 22

Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander's (USA) short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, contains tales ranging from the provocative to the incredibly dark including an engaging portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game and a story where vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers.

Additional authors to be confirmed.

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Open Book OntarioWednesday, February 29

Robert Hough & Kim Thúy

Critically acclaimed author Robert Hough (Canada) shares his latest novel Dr. Brinkley's Tower, a sensational, passionate story of jealousy and greed set against the backdrop of Mexico in the 1930s.

Spanning the globe from Saigon to Malaysia and finally Quebec, Kim Thúy's (Canada) Governor General's Literary Award-winning Ru is about a
young girl who feels the embrace of a new community,
and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream.

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AUTHORS' popular poetry competition, Poetry NOW: 4th annual Battle of the Bards, is back for another exciting year featuring some of Canada's upcoming and established poets.

In February, AUTHORS is in search of 20 poets to present their work at Poetry NOW. If you've been published by a trade publisher in a collection that is all your own work in the last five years, and your book is currently in print, check out our submission guidelines here.

Presented in partnership with
NOW Toronto

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Open Book OntarioWIN TICKETS to February 29
Robert Hough & Kim Thúy

To win a pair of tickets to this event, answer the following question:

What is the title of the book by Robert Hough that was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and for the Trillium Book Award?

a) The Stowaway
b) The Culprits
c) The Final Confession of Mabel Stark

Send your answer to authorsmedia@harbourfrontcentre.com by midnight on February 3. Please write FEB 29 TIX in the subject line. Two winners will be notified by February 6

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TIFF Books on Film

TIFF's second season of Books on Film brings together book and film lovers to examine great cinema that began as outstanding literature. Host Eleanor Wachtel, of CBC's Writers and Company, welcomes filmmakers, authors and experts to discuss the art of adaptation and the sometimes challenging passage from page to screen.

Guest and film highlights include Atom Egoyan on Felicia's Journey, Russell Banks on Affliction and Molly Haskell on Jane Eyre.

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