► 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 authors involved, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada
► Q&A session and book signing with the authors
CLAIRE CAMERON grew up in Toronto and studied at Queen's University. She led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, teaching mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. She lived San Francisco and London, UK, until moving back to Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post and The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for best first novel.
Photo: David Kerr
MICHAEL REDHILL is a Giller Prize-winning novelist, poet and playwright. He is the author of the novels Consolation, longlisted for Man Booker Prize; Martin Sloane, a finalist for the Giller Prize; and most recently, Bellevue Square, winner of the 2017 Giller Prize. He has written a novel for young adults, four collections of poetry and two plays, including the internationally celebrated Goodness. He also writes a series of crime novels under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. He lives in Toronto, ON.
Photo: Amanda Whiters
LINDA SPALDING was born in Kansas and lived in Mexico and Hawaii before immigrating to Canada in 1982. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, The Purchase (awarded Canada's Governor General's Literary Award), Daughters of Captain Cook, The Paper Wife, and (with her daughter Esta) Mere. Her nonfiction includes A Dark Place in the Jungle, Riska: Memories of a Dayak Girlhood, and Who Named the Knife. In 2003 Spalding received the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the Canadian literary community. She lives in Toronto, where she is an editor at Brick magazine.
Photo: Michael Ondaatje
LUCY VAN OLDENBARNEVELD is the host of CBC Ottawa News. Her work with CBC has seen her reporting on major stories across the country. She has reported on a number of significant Canadian events, and is involved with providing journalism training in different parts of Africa - most recently in Abuja, Nigeria. Before coming to Ottawa, she was the host/reporter of the afternoon radio show at CBC Whitehorse.
Early bird: $95 - Until August 3, 2018
Regular: $110 - From August 4, 2018
Minimum number of tickets: 4
Early bird: $100 - Until August 3, 2018
Regular: $115 - From August 4, 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 by the beginning of September.
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 authors involved, compliments of Penguin Random House Canada. They also get access to a nice cocktail, 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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