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Luminato Literary Walk: Secrets of the Ravines with author Alissa York
A complimentary shuttle will leave at 1:30PM 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.
Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy, (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (short-listed for the Toronto Book Award). She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Eighteen Bridges and Canadian House and Home. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto, but has always been at home in the Canadian landscape, the wilder and more mysterious the better. Please note that while it is not necessary for enjoyment of the walk, Alissa suggests that the experience will certainly be enhanced by having read Fauna (Vintage Canada), available in electronic format and in all good bookstores.