Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

David Macfarlane, editor of Toronto: A City Becoming, at TINARS

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David Macfarlane, editor of Toronto: A City Becoming, at TINARS
When

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 7:30pm

Where

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Details

No one would dispute that Toronto is undergoing a major transformation. For award-winning author and editor David Macfarlane, the debate starts with the corollary question: Where is it headed? He asked ten of our city's leading writers, architects and academics to address this issue, then assembled the essays reflecting their divergent views in Toronto: A City Becoming (Key Porter Books). Macfarlane will moderate a town hall-style panel featuring such anthology contributors as Ian Brown, Meric Gertler, and John Von Nostrand. A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Key Porter Books and EYE WEEKLY. At the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto on Monday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00). Free.

David Macfarlane is a Toronto-based writer and editor. Born in Hamilton in 1952, he was educated at the University of Toronto. He began his career at the now-defunct Weekend magazine, and has published in most major Canadian
periodicals. His writing has also appeared in GQ and Rolling Stone. He has won numerous National Magazine Awards and a National Newspaper Award for his journalism. David’s first book, The Danger Tree, won the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for non-fiction. His novel, Summer Gone, was nominated for the Giller Prize. In collaboration with the composer, Peter Skoggard, he has recently completed a libretto for the opera, Stratas, and his play, Fishwrap, was produced at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. In 2005, he collaborated with Nancy Lang and Barbara Woolley in At the Ojibway – an illustrated history of the venerable Georgian Bay hotel. The same team is currently at work on an illustrated history of Toronto – to be published in 2009, the 175th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Toronto. David is at work on a screenplay and a new work of non-fiction. He continues to live and work in downtown Toronto.

Location

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

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