Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki at TINARS

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Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki at TINARS
When

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 7:30pm

Where

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Details

Meet Kimberly Keiko Cameron (aka "Skim"), a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth, and the protagonist of the graphic novel Skim (Groundwood Books), by cousins Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. Life for Skim at a private girls' school is not easy at the best of times, but when her classmate Katie Mathews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself because he is (maybe) gay, Skim's world turns upside down. Writer Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Jillian Tamaki will show slides from Skim and discuss this remarkable book with novelist Jessica Westhead (Pulpy and Midge). A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Groundwood Books and EYE WEEKLY. At the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.) Admission free.

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto-based writer and performer -- "a talented writer getting better and better," says Now magazine. She is the author of Cover Me, True Lies: A Book of Bad Advice, Fake ID, and Emiko Superstar, illustrated by indie comics legend Steve Rolston.

Jillian Tamaki grew up in Alberta and currently lives and works in New York. Her work appears in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, the Walrus, Maclean's, and the Village Voice. She has received a number of awards for her editorial illustrations, including a National Magazine Award.

Jessica Westhead is a Toronto writer who has published stories in litmags such as The Antigonish Review, Matrix, This Magazine, Geist, Taddle Creek, Forget Magazine, Word and Kiss Machine. Her fiction was included in the anthology Desire, Doom & Vice: A Canadian Collection, and her short-story chapbook, Those Girls, was published by Greenboathouse Books in 2006.

Location

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

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