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Luminato Literary Walk: Kensington's Market of Characters with author Cary Fagan
A complimentary shuttle will leave at 3:45PM from A Literary Picnic at the Trinity Bellwoods Park gates on Queen Street West to the starting point of each of the approximately 75 minute walks. If you would like to meet at the specific starting point of each walk, this information will be provided after ticket purchase.
Novelists and storytellers occupy the middle space between the world as it is and as it is represented in art. They are seers through which all the stories and memories of a landscape, a city or a neighbourhood are gathered and revealed. Join critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists Cary Fagan, Andrew Pyper and Alissa York as they share the secrets, inspiration and third places along walks through neighbourhoods of Toronto that have been critical to their work and the literature of others. Luminato's Literary Walks are unique and exclusive opportunities to partake of Unseen Toronto and of the vibrant imaginations of writers revealing these places to us through unforgettable characters and lasting stories that shine a light upon other times but also our own.
Cary Fagan is the beloved author of children's fiction as well as novels for adults. He is most recently the author of A Bird's Eye (House of Anansi Press), a novel inspired by Toronto's Kensington Market shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and a 2013 Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year. His short story collection, My Life Among the Apes (Cormorant Books) was longlisted for the Giller Prize and a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. His prize-winning children’s books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels and the picture book Mister Zinger's Hat, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Award. He has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award five times and for the Hackmatack and Rocky Mountain Book Awards twice. And for others. Cary Fagan lives in Toronto. Please note that while it is not necessary for enjoyment of the walk, Cary suggest that the experience will certainly be enhanced by having read A Bird’s Eye (The House of Anansi), available in electronic format and in all good bookstores.