48 The Literary Cabaret

United States
Ontario
United States
United States
Ontario / Jamaica
Ontario
David Bezmozgis United States

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His acclaimed first book, Natasha and Other Stories, was a New York Times Notable Book and won the Toronto Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for First Book. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Bezmozgis’ first feature film, Victoria Day, received a Genie Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. His debut novel, The Free World, was published in April to rave reviews. Read more

David Gilmour Ontario

David Gilmour is a novelist who has earned critical praise from literary figures as diverse as William Burroughs and Northrop Frye, and from publications ranging from the New York Times to People magazine. In 2005, his novel A Perfect Night to Go to China won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His next book, The Film Club, was a finalist for the 2008 Charles Taylor Prize and became an international bestseller. His latest novel is The Perfect Order of ThingsRead more

Lev Grossman United States

Lev Grossman’s bestselling novel, The Magicians, has been widely praised for injecting mature themes into fantasy literature. The New York Times said the book “could crudely be labeled a Harry Potter for adults.” As a journalist, Grossman has reported extensively on the consumer electronics industry for publications including Time, the Wall Street Journal and Village Voice. His new novel is The Magician KingRead more

Alexander Maksik United States

Alexander Maksik’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Narrative, Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light, nthWORD and The Nervous Breakdown, among others. He is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Iowa City. His first novel, You Deserve Nothing, delineates the shocking fall from grace of a charismatic young teacher in Paris. Read more

Olive Senior Ontario / Jamaica

Olive Senior is a fiction writer, poet, journalist and editor. Her short story collection Summer Lightning won the inaugural Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best book in 1987, and her poetry collection Over the Roofs of the World was a finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Award for poetry. Born in Jamaica, she has lived in Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom; she now spends her time in Jamaica and Toronto. Dancing Lessons is her latest novel. Read more

Miriam Toews Ontario

Miriam Toews is the author of four previous novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck; A Boy of Good Breeding; the Governor General Award–winning, Canada Reads–winning, bestselling novel A Complicated Kindness; and The Flying Troutmans, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She has also published one work of non-fiction: Swing Low: A Life. Her new novel, Irma Voth, depicts the upheaval that occurs in a Mennonite community when a film crew arrives. She lives in Toronto. Read more

Host: Salvador Ferreras
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 8:00pm
Performance Works
$30

What should you expect when Sal Ferreras, his chameleonic band Poetic License and the guest authors take the stage tonight? Nothing short of magic. This wildly popular event blends music and literature in ways that can only be described as breathtaking. Audiences are guaranteed a sensory spectacle they won’t soon forget. Don’t miss out on the fun—get your tickets early because they are sure to go quickly.

This event is sponsored by Scotia Private Client Group.


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