Radar: Stranger Than Fiction with Peter James, Little Terrors Vol. 3, About Canada-Queer Rights book launch, Freedom Day
LITERATURE | Stranger Than Fiction with Peter James
The question of whether art imitates life will be raised when English crime author and film producer Peter James makes an appearance at Ben McNally Books today to converse with Toronto Star police reporter Curtis Rush. Promoting his latest novel "Dead Man's Grip," James will engage in an audience Q&A and a candid discussion with Rush about the nature of crime and the influence it has on his fiction. The discussion will be free and open to the public with a book signing to follow.
Ben McNally Bookstore (366 Bay Street) 6:30PM Free
FILM | Little Terrors Vol. 3 Short Film Series
The popular horror short film series Little Terrors returns for its third installment this evening at The Projection Booth. Tonight's line-up of thrillers contains 2 hours of shorts that focus on torture, terror and transients including Next Floor, directed by Incendies' Denis Villeneuve. Join fellow little terrors and film buffs for the Q&A and meet and greet with select filmmakers that follow the screenings.
The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) 9:30PM $8
LITERATURE | Book Launch: "About Canada--Queer Rights"
Is Canada a "queer utopia"? Author Peter Knegt examines whether Canada has truly achieved equal rights for gays with the legalization of same sex marriage in his book "About Canada--Queer Rights." Tonight, Knegt will host a launch party for the book at U of T's Art Centre Lounge where he will openly discuss his findings and the movements that led the way for current queer rights.
University of Toronto Art Centre Lounge (15 King's College Circle) 5PM
AWARENESS | Freedom Day at Yonge-Dundas Square
Today is Freedom Day, in which Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesanthal is honoured for his philanthropic and humanitarian work. Proud Canadians, along with ET Canada host Rick Campanelli, will commemorate the man who devoted his post-war life to hunting Nazis and protecting human rights. Joining the event to raise awareness of human rights abuses worldwide will be humanitarian Lieutenant General The Honourable Romeo Dallaire and former child soldier Michel Chikwanine. Celebrate Canadian rights and freedoms at Freedom Day!
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 12AM Free
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