Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Kevin Bloom talks with Richard Poplak, moderated by Jared Bland

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Kevin Bloom talks with Richard Poplak, moderated by Jared Bland

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 7:30pm


Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON


After the brutal, random murder of his cousin, award-winning journalist Kevin Bloom was left with shock, grief, and anger — and one burning question: “Why stay in South Africa?” To celebrate the launch of his memoir, Ways Of Staying (Portobello / House of Anansi Press), Bloom will discuss this query in light of recent social and political developments with fellow journalist and countryman Richard Poplak. Following their conversation, Jared Bland, Managing Editor of The Walrus Magazine, will moderate a Q&A with the audience. Marc Glassman, Executive Director of This is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) will host the evening. -- A TINARS event presented by Portobello Press, House Of Anansi Press, The Walrus Magazine, NOW Magazine,, and Take Five On CIUT.


KEVIN BLOOM is an award-winning journalist, editor, and author. He has written for a wide array of publications, winning awards in his native South Africa. Ways of Staying is his first book. Follow Kevin on Twitter:

RICHARD POPLAK is the author of the acclaimed Jah, No Man: Growing Up White in Apartheid-Era South Africa, and The Sheik’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World. He has written for, among other publications, The Walrus, and The Globe and Mail and has directed numerous short films, music videos and commercials.

JARED BLAND is Managing Editor at The Walrus Magazine. He sits on the board of directors of PEN Canada and is a member of the International Visitors Committee in association with the International Festival of Authors.
Doors 7pm. Admission is $5 (Free With Book Purchase).

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Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

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