SUSAN DOHERTY is a Montreal writer whose award-winning debut novel, A Secret Music, was published in 2015. She worked on staff for Maclean's, and freelanced for The International Herald Tribune, La Tribune de Genève, and The Independent in London, and for eighteen years ran her own advertising production company. She has served on the boards of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Quebec Writers' Federation and Nazareth House, a home for those afflicted by addiction and homelessness. Since 2009, she has volunteered at the Douglas Institute, a psychiatric hospital, working with people living with severe mental illness. She is married to the educator Hal Hannaford, and has two children.
Photo: Kathy Slamen Photography
TERRY FALLIS grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for cabinet ministers at Queen's Park and in Ottawa. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC's Canada Reads as "the essential Canadian novel of the decade," and became a CBC Television series. His next two novels, The High Roadand Up and Down, were finalists for the Leacock Medal, and in 2015, he won the prize a second time, for his fourth book, No Relation. A skilled public speaker, Terry Fallis is also co-founder ofthe public relations agency Thornley Fallis. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons, and blogs at www.terryfallis.com. Follow @TerryFallis on Twitter.
Photo: Tim Fallis
AMI McKAY is the author of three internationally bestselling novels, The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York, as well as the recent yuletide novella, Half Spent Was the Night. Her latest book, Daughter of Family G, a memoir, had its beginnings in a radio documentary she wrote and produced about her decision to undergo genetic testing. The documentary won a Silver Medallion at the Atlantic Journalism Awards, was nominated for a Gabriel Award, and aired on both The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio and on National Public Radio in the U.S. Born and raised in Indiana, McKay now lives in Nova Scotia.
Photo: Ian McKay
Debra Arbec hosts CBC News Montreal at 6. The veteran reporter and anchor has been covering daily news in Montreal for more than 25 years. She started out her career in radio and made the switch to television news just in time for the 1998 Quebec ice storm. From the anchor desk and in the field, over the last couple of decades, Debra has covered many of the biggest news stories in the province. Throughout her career, she has received several RTDNA journalism awards for reporting and is a proud alumna of Concordia University's Journalism Department.
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Regular: $115 - After September 3, price will be $125
Minimum number of tickets: 2
Regular: $125 - After September 3, price will be $130
Until August 3, you can have your books shipped to you by paying an additional shipping fee of $10. Books will be mailed to you at the beginning of September.
You can’t participate, but would like to help? You can always contribute by donating to the event.
Until April 30th, each ticket purchased for the Read for the Cure Montreal event will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a pair of tickets for Michelle Obama's conference on May 3rd in Montreal!!
How does it work? Two rates are available for the Read for the Cure tickets. A “Reserved Seating” rate, which guarantees priority seating at the event. We recommend purchasing “reserved seating” tickets to any group of four or more wishing to be seated together. The second rate is General Admission. By purchasing a General Admission ticket, your position in the room is not pre-established. Therefore, we suggest that you arrive early to choose your seat among those available.
What's included? Ticketholders receive three books by the featured authors, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada. They also get access to a nice cocktail with one complimentary drink included, exciting raffle and an auction table to have a chance to bid on one or more of our great prizes. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served and a cash bar service is available. A Q&A session and a book signing with the authors complete the event.
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