Narrowing International Waters

Author’s Spotlight:Keep Toronto Reading: José Latour

young-voicesJosé Latour is one of Canada’s top crime and mystery writers, and will be coming to discuss his writing and his departure from Cuba to seek freedom and escape repression. Latour was 19 at the time when the Cuban Revolution came to power, and found that his position shuffling papers at the State Committee of Finance was not fulfilling a role for his character. At this time, he began writing crime fiction in his spare time and joined the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists and the International Association of Crime Writers. But don’t just listen to my dry words. Listen as Latour fluidly retells of his experiences travelling internationally to thrive as a writer in what I believe to be one of the most difficult genres in the modern day.

When: April 3, 2013; 7:00 pm—8:00 pm
Where:Danforth/Coxwell TPL branch: Program room; 1675 Danforth Avenue

Surrendering to Submission: Young Voices Magazine

Surrendering to the desire of having your writing published is nothing out of the norm. In fact, you have a chance at what many aspiring authors struggle with on a daily basis. The Toronto Public Library makes it easier than ever for teens to have a chance at having their works published in an annual, well-known and well-read magazine. Be it a poem, short story, essay, dialogue, and even illustrations of all sorts are embraced for reading. Not to worry, submissions are selected by age group and the subject is limited only to whatever insanity frolics leisurely inside your consciousness. Years ago one of my pieces was selected to be read, and I can say from experience that the joy of reading your work aloud to humble ears is something not to be missed. So surrender to the pressure I’m putting on you now to submit your work.

Deadline: April 6, 2013
Ages: 12-14, 15-16, 17-19
For more information and submission forms: Click here