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Authors at Harbourfront Centre eNews | JUNE 2012

Jumpstart your summer reading this June!

A cultural icon, themes of love and loss, and a publishing industry conference fill up the month of June at Authors at Harbourfront Centre. On June 11, artist, actress, and author Gloria Vanderbilt reads from her latest short story collection, and on June 13 Shree Ghatage reads from her WWII-era love story and Grace O'Connell presents her debut novel about a young woman's mysterious blackouts.

In addition, AUTHORS hosts Book Summit 2012 on June 21. This year's day-long industry conference, The Page and Persuasion: Discoverability in an Age of Abundance, examines ways in which publishers and authors can connect with audiences and encourage sales in an age of literary and technological abundance.

Save the Date!

The 33rd annual International Festival of Authors runs from October 18 to 28. Our exciting lineup includes readings by globally-acclaimed literary figures, as well as a variety of special events. Stay tuned at readings.org for more information throughout the summer.

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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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June 11 InfoMonday, June 11

Gloria Vanderbilt, The Things We Fear Most

Gloria Vanderbilt (USA) reads from her most recent work, The Things We Fear Most , a collection of short stories that range from seizing a moment in time to merely stepping into a room to find that everything in your life has been inexplicably reversed. Following her reading, Vanderbilt will be interviewed by The Globe and Mail’s Siri Agrell.

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June 13 InfoWednesday, June 13

Shree Ghatage, Thirst
Grace O'Connell, Magnified World

Moving between India and London, Shree Ghatage's (Canada) latest novel, Thirst, tells the compelling and unexpected story of finding love in an arranged marriage during WWII.

Grace O'Connell's (Canada) debut novel, Magnified World, follows a young woman who begins to experience unexplained blackouts in the wake of her motherís suicide.

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Book Summit LogoThursday, June 21

Book Summit 2012
The Page and Persuasion: Discoverability in an Age of Abundance

We now have more choice than ever in what we read. New genres, formats, platforms, and publishing opportunities mean there is now an abundance of content to explore, but how exactly do readers make their choices? Professionals from the publishing community will convene at Harbourfront Centre for this annual day-long conference which explores the persuasive factors that influence what readers discover in the age of abundance. Keynote speakers, panels, and workshops round out the day. Advertising gury Terry O'Reilly gives the keynote address.

For more information visit booksummit.ca

Presented by

Humber CollegeBook and Periodical Council

in association with Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Regular $166.25
Students/Seniors $92.75
All prices include HST

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June 13 InfoCanadian Booksellers Association annual conference and Libris Awards

The CBA's annual conference includes workshops, lectures, and panel discussions on all aspects of bookselling, as well as the Libris Awards ceremony, highlighting the collaborative nature of the book industry by honouring agents, sales representatives, distributors, and more. This year's awards include a special Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented to Margaret Atwood. Events take place at the Toronto Congress Centre June 3-5.

For more information, visit cbabook.org

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June 13 InfoWIN TICKETS to June 13
Shree Ghatage, Grace O'Connell

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

What is the name of Shree Ghatage's first published book, a collection of short stories?

Send your answer to authorsmedia@harbourfrontcentre.com by midnight on June 6. Please write JUNE 13 TIX in the subject line. Two winners will be notified by June 7.

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Becoming a member of Authors at Harbourfront Centre offers the opportunity to hear the world's best writers of contemporary fiction, poetry and biography all year round. Membership brings you the following privileges:

– Free admission to regular weekly events

– Discounts on tickets to special events

– A minimum discount of 10% for all ticketed events at our festivals

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