Stand and Celebrate Canadian Writing

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Workshop: Public Speaking Workshop

Heart racing. A bead of sweat rolling down your brow. Clenching your page and wrinkling its rigid edge as you stand up to the microphone. Becoming a good writer takes time, and for some, just as much time as becoming a good speaker. Award-winning poet Andrea Thompson will be facilitating this workshop which will aid you in many aspects of your future life. From speaking in an interview, in front of a class, to shaking loose of performance jitters, this is perfect for all to join. Best of all, many of the participants will be from our very own Young Writers from the Edge Program.

When: March 24, 2012; from 2 pm—4 pm
Where: 170 Bloor Street West, Suite 804
Register: Email Natalie at natalie@diapsoradialogues.com

Book Talk: Keep Toronto Reading: Read it Here: In the Skin of a Lion

Project Bookmark Canada is a wonderful organization that allows readers to walk by the various settings within Toronto that they have read about. Founder Miranda Hill will be examining Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion, which was bookmarked at the Bloor Street Viaduct in 2009. Read the book and join the discussion to find out about what and where you are reading.

When: April 4, 2012; from 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Where: Riverdale TPL branch, Adult Program Room; 370 Broadview Ave.

Calling All Writers: National Poetry Month Celebration!

Literature is always finding new ways to be celebrated, and now you can join in the festivities. Members from The League of Canadian Poets will be revelling in the glory of their poetry and of their fellow writers. The organization began in 1999 in order to gather a variety of writers that embraced their Canadian culture. Now they are taking the time to celebrate how far they have come in representing themselves in the Canadian eye. Poets, writers, songwriters and singers will be attending the party, and so will you!

When: April 5, 2012; from 1:00 pm—2:15 pm
Where: Downsview TPL branch; 2793 Keele Street
Registration: FREE! Call 416-395-5720, or e-mail doprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca