Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Ray Robertson In Conversation With Steven W. Beattie

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Ray Robertson In Conversation With Steven W. Beattie
When

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 6:30pm

Where

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Details

Canadian history has no shortage of underexposed dramatic tales featuring captivating, complex characters. But Canadian literature boasts but a handful of genuinely dynamic renderings of these events. Why did the historical novel become a place where our country’s real life adventures go to whither and die? And how can we reverse this trend? At the launch of his latest novel, David (Thomas Allen Publishers), noted author Ray Robertson will crack open these Can Lit chestnuts with Steven W. Beattie, Review Editor at Quill and Quire.

Bidiniband will perform a live set based on their acclaimed debut album, This Land Is Wild. Marc Glassman, Executive Director of This Is Not A Reading Series, will host the evening.

RAY ROBERTSON is the author of several novels, including Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, and What Happened Later as well as a collection of non-fiction, Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing. He is a contributing book reviewer at the Globe and Mail.

STEVEN W. BEATTIE is a writer and critic in Toronto. He is the Reviews Editor at the Canadian publishing magazine Quill & Quire, and has published in the Vancouver Sun, the Edmonton Journal, Canadian Notes and Queries, and elsewhere. Beattie’s online home is the popular literary blog, That Shakesperian Rag. (www.stevenwbeattie.com)

(Doors 7pm) $5 Cover (Free with Book Purchase)

For more information, visit: www.tinars.ca and www.pagesbooks.ca

Location

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

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