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► Begin the evening with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
► Participate in the raffle table to have a chance to win one of our great prizes
► Receive three books by the featured authors, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada
► Q&A session and book signing with the authors
LISA GABRIELE is the author of several bestselling novels. Her writing has appeared in Glamour Vice, Elle, the New York Times Magazine and Salon as well as various anthologies, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. An award-winning T.V. producer, she has lived in Washington D.C. and New York City, and now lives in Toronto.
Photo: Vanessa Heins
ELIZABETH HAY’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book Award and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award) and Small Change (stories). In 2002, she received the prestigious Marian Engel Award. Elizabeth Hay lives in Ottawa.
Photo: Mark Fried
KIM THÚY, was born in Saigon in 1968, she left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, and commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing. Her debut novel Ru, which came out in its original French in 2009, won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction the next year and its English translation was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. Discover her new novel newly translated in english Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands.
Photo: Jean François
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.
Photo: CBC Montreal News
Regular: $130 - From September 8, 2018
Minimum number of tickets: 4
Regular: $140 - From September 8, 2018
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.
As a VIP guest of Read for the Cure Montreal, enjoy an exclusive one-hour meet and greet with your favorite authors: Kim Thúy, Lisa Gabriele and Elizabeth Hay. A private room at the St-James Theater will welcome you in an intimate setting, for a unique experience in fine company, complete with delicious appetizers and cocktails. A one-of a kind treat for the most discriminating of book lovers among us!
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.
You can buy this beautiful and heavenly soft Paper Label sleepshirt! All proceeds from the sales of this sleepshirt will be donated to Read for the Cure to benefit the Environment-Cancer Fund at the Cancer Research Society.
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