Date : October 29, 2018
Time : Cocktail and registration at 6:30 p.m.

Logo Read for the CureRead for the Cure is an inspiring annual literary event where book lovers come together with bestselling authors for an incredible evening to support cancer research.



► 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


In this edition, you will have the chance to meet

Lisa Gabriele

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

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

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


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

Get your tickets today

► General Admission Ticket*

Regular: $130 - From September 8, 2018

► Reserved Seating Ticket

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.

► VIP Experience - Only 12 available!

New & exclusive to Montreal

Price: $500

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!

Included with the VIP ticket:
- Delivery of the three books to your home a few weeks before the event
- Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
- Preferential seating at the main event
- A tax receipt for the admissible portion of your contribution ($250)

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More info about the tickets

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.

Useful info

  • St-James Theater: 265 St.-Jacques St., Montreal, QC H2Y 1M6
  • Underground parking with discount rate available at the event. 220 St.-Jacques St., Montreal, Qc H2Y 1L9. Park your car in the underground parking and ask for a discount coupon ($14 fixed price) at the registration when you arrive.


  • 6 p.m. Doors open
  • 6:30 p.m. Registration and cocktail in the vault room begins
  • 7:15 p.m. Imperial Room open, guests are welcome to take their seats
  • 7:30 p.m. Author presentations begin in the Imperial Room
  • 9:30 p.m. Book signing

Our partner Paper Label


Want to support cancer research ….even in your sleep?

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.
To purchase your sleepshirt Click here

Thanks to all the Montreal Read for the Cure Partners



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