Old and New, Writing New Classics

A Burning Thought Exchange: Celebrate Dickens: Professor John Baird on Great Expectations

From the gates of hell to a gloomy churchyard, retired U of T professor John Baird takes us on another intriguing celebration of classic literature. Travel through this classic bildungsroman as Pip, and feel the rest of Victorian England come alive. Experience dreary nights and rainy mornings while some little goblin is crying outside your window. Live through the emotional toils of fear, guilt, pride, and shame, as you amass your wealth. Great Expectations was the first novel of Dickens that I ever read, and will always be one of my favourites. There is once again no registration required to attend this series, but I have grand expectations for the turnout of this event.

When: September 20, 2012; from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Where: Deer Park TPL Branch, 2nd Floor Program Room; 40 St. Clair Avenue East
No registration

Prescribed Publishing: Six Degrees of Writing

Publishing is always a tricky field, and little tips or tricks are definitely beneficial to the upcoming generation of writers. Catherine Rondina, published award-winning author, will explore the various factors that go into publishing your fantasies. She will discuss current market trends, the hot topic themes that sell, and most importantly, how to get your foot in the door with publishers. Prescribe your own future in the literary world with this two hour event!

When: September 22, 2012; from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Where: York Woods TPL branch, Meeting Room 2; 1785 Finch Avenue West
Register: In person or call (416) 395-5980