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Radar: Up The Yangtze, Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Stranger Than Fiction

FILM | Free Favourites at Four presents: "Up the Yangtze"
Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang's 2007 documentary, "Up The Yangtze" screens tonight as part of NFB Mediatheque's weekly "Free Favourites at Four" series. This multi award-winning film's focus is the current transition in China's rural areas from an agricultural, localized 'subsistence' economy to an industrialized capitalistic economy, and way of life. The film follows two separate young people who work in the 'modern' sector of Chinese society, and relates their struggles and encounters.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 4PM FREE

LITERATURE | Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Howard Norman, Kyran Pittman, Emma Ruby-Sachs
The "Authors At Harbourfront Centre" reading series is an excellent opportunity to catch some cutting edge fiction being shared live by internationally recognized writers. Tonight's host is Nathan Whitlock. Novelist Howard Norman will read from his latest, "What Is Left The Daughter", Kyran Pittman will share some excerpts from "Planting Dandelions", and passages from Emma Ruby-Sachs debut novel, "The Water Man's Daughter" will be read to you by its author.
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre (235 Queen's Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (FREE Under 24/Students/Members)

LITERATURE | Stranger Than Fiction
The Creative Nonfiction Collective is an Alberta-based, guild like organization that serves to promote and develop their membership. They are continually offering opportunities for their members to meet and network, and tonight is just such an occasion, but on Ontario 'soil'. This event is open to the public, and will feature a variety of readings, 'cabaret-style', from authors such as Wayne Grady, Marni Jackson, Merilyn Simonds and more.
Harbord House (150 Harbord Street) 8:30PM FREE

CLUBS | Bare
Bassmentality is what goes down at Wrongbar every Wednesday night, featuring new guests each week, who are often DJs and artists of an international level. Cutting edge sounds come at you from the bass heavy worlds of electro, dubstep, liquid, drum and bass, and hybrid genres that have yet to be named! Check out Bare from the US tonight, as they deliver a set with special guests.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 10PM $10

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