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Junction Literary Poetry/Pub Crawl With A Reading By Glen Downie

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Junction Literary Poetry/Pub Crawl With A Reading By Glen Downie

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 1:00pm



The Toronto Public Library/Annette Street Branch and the Junction Historical Society present the Junction Literary Pub Crawl with Glen Downie. Glen’s Loyalty Management won the 2008 City of Toronto Book Award and was just announced as TPL’s selection for Toronto's second annual Keep Toronto Reading One Book program. From now through April, the library is encouraging everyone to read Loyalty Management and join discussions and events throughout the city exploring the books themes, issues and ideas.

Begin at 2pm at the Annette Street Library--celebrating its Centennial this year–-where Glenn will read. Mayor David Miler has said that Glen’s poetry "beautifully evokes Toronto and its neighbourhoods–-from the Victorian houses of the Junction to the sculptures outside our skyscrapers, but also looks beyond our city."

Then, through the miracle of Quantum Metaphysics, one of the flowers of the Junction returns to read some of her spellbinding verse. Born at 38 Keele Street, the short lived and brilliant Gwendolyn MacEwen (played by Kristen Buckley) grew up here.

Junction journalist A.B. Rice (Neil Ross) will lead a historical literary tour through the streets of the Junction--accompanied by Glen and Gwendolyn--as we meet the mystery writers, novelists, comic book writers and swashbuckling poets who make up a unique literary heritage.

Our destination, appropriately, is The Troubadour (3071 Dundas Street West) where Glen will read some of his favourite poems. You can sample Glen Downie’s poetry and see a video of Glen in the Junction at:


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