Date : November 17, 2020
Where : Virtual
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Prices : Starting at $25

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.



  • Receive three books by the featured authors, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada, delivered right to your door!
  • Q&A session with the authors & exclusive giveaways during our virtual event this fall
  • Enjoy connecting with your favourite authors from the comfort of your own home


This edition of Read for the Cure features:



ROBYN DOOLITTLE is an award-winning journalist and author. She is a member of the Globe and Mail’s investigative team and is a two-time winner of Canada’s Michener Award. Her latest book, Had It Coming – What’s Fair In The Age of #MeToo? was shortlisted for the Taylor Prize for non-fiction. This work was inspired by... + Read more


SEAN MICHAELS is a novelist, short-story writer and critic. Born in Stirling, Scotland, and raised in Ottawa, he eventually settled in Montreal, where he founded the pioneering music blog Said the Gramophone. His award-winning writing has also appeared in The Observer, McSweeney’s, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Maisonneuve, and The Globe and Mail. Sean’s debut novel... + Read more


EMMA STRAUB is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in... + Read more

EMCEE: Johanna Schneller

JOHANNA SCHNELLER is one of North America's leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features, and the co-host of The Filmmakers on CBC. Her Fame Game column in the Globe and Mail was nominated for four National Newspaper Awards. Her non-fiction book with Kristen Worley, Woman Enough, How a Boy Became a Woman and Changed the World of Sport, was published by Random House Canada in 2019.

Useful info

  • Tickets are available in two formats:
    • Digital Event + Books: provides you with the three books of the authors above, delivered straight to your doorstep, as well as a ticket to our digital event, hosted by a superstar emcee.
    • Digital Event Only: provides you with a ticket to our digital event where you can experience a unique discussion between the authors and the emcee about their experiences and stories.
  • We also have a VIP Ticket option for exclusive access to all five 2020 Read for the Cure events available with or without the books.
  • More information is available directly on our Eventbrite page.


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