Bookmark This! December 4th - 10th, 2007
Tuesday, December 4th:
Ben McNally Books welcomes you to attend an in-store book signing with Michael Peterman (presenting his new book Sisters in Two Worlds) and Hugh Brewster (with his latest work, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose).
Ben McNally Books. 5:30pm. Free.
Join Porcupine's Quill as they launch the first book in their graphic novel series, Stefan Berg's Let That Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade, a novel in linocut.
David Mirvish Books. 6pm. Free.
Pages' This Is Not A Reading Series presents Sam McKegney, celebrating the launch of his groundbreaking book, Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community After Residential Schools by conducting a lively on stage interview with renowned Ojibway author Basil Johnston.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 7pm. Free.
More of this week's events, after the jump...
Wednesday, December 5th:
The Rowers Pub Reading Series presents Jonathan Bennett, (After Battersea Park, Here Is My Street, This Tree I Planted, Verandah People), Diana Fitzgerald Bryden (Clinic Day, Learning Russian) and multi-award-winning poet A.F. Moritz (The End of the Age, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, A Houseboat on the Styx).
Rowers Pub. 7pm. Free.
Thursday, December 6th:
Boston Mills Press invites you to a book signing and photo exhibit for Unforgettable Canada: 100 Destinations, with author Noel Hudson and photographer George Fischer.
George Fischer Photo Gallery. 7pm. Free.
The Dundurn Group and the Ontario Historical Society present a reading event, focused on new books dealing with various aspects of Ontario's culture, including the culinary history of early pioneers, the keeping of diaries in Victorian Ontario, Christmas traditions in the military during the Second World War, and Royal traditions.
John McKenzie House. 7pm. $7 ($5 for OHS members).
Margaret Atwood interviews British author Kate Mosse, a well known BBC television host, writer international best selling author, and one of England's most popular literary exports. Chat with Kate Mosse and have your books signed by both authors (Mosse will be signing by the LongPen and Atwood will be signing in person). Books will be on sale.
Toronto Reference Library. 7pm. Free.
Friday, December 7th:
Chapters presents Canadian wrestling icon Bret 'The Hitman' Hart in a special appearance, discussing his life and his revealing new memoir, Hitman. No memorabilia. Signing limited to advertised product. A wristband policy will be in effect - please arrive early.
IndigoSpirit - First Canadian Place. 12:30pm. Free.
Saturday, December 8th:
Catch British Columbian poet Jordan Scott on CBC's 'And Sometimes Y.' "A word's journey through the brain" will be a discussion of Scott's forthcoming book, Blert, which the author describes as a "poetics of stuttering."
CBC Radio One. 11:30am.
PM Chrétien's touring, promoting his new memoir My Years as Prime Minister. It's described as a story told with insight and humour, of his ten years at 24 Sussex Drive as Canada's twentieth prime minister. Mr. Chrétien will be signing copies. No memorabilia please. Proof of purchase required.
Indigo Eaton Centre. 11am - 12pm. Free.
Sunday, December 9th:
Join Maria Tipett (Portrait in Light and Shadow: The Life of Yousuf Karsh), Tom Perrotta (The Abstinence Teacher), Anna Porter (Kasztner's Train), and A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically) for the Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch Series.
King Edward Hotel. 10am. $40.
A.L. Kennedy, Scottish author of the new novel Day, will be a member of an interview panel on CBC's Writers & Company. Other panelists include David Leavitt, Alessandro Piperno and Gail Tsukiyama, discussing "Writing History in Fiction" - from the early 20th century though the Second World War.
CBC Radio One. 3pm EST.
Monday, December 10th:
Jean Chrétien makes a second appearance to promote his new memoir, My Years as Prime Minister.
IndigoSpirit - First Canadian Place. 12-1pm. Free.
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