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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
SHARON BALA was born in Dubai, raised in the 905, and now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. She is a member of The Port Authority writing group. The Boat People is her first novel. The manuscript won the Percy Janes First Novel Award (May 2015) and was short listed for the Fresh Fish Award (October 2015). In 2017, she won the Journey Prize.
Photo: Nadra Ginting
WAYNE JOHNSTON was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His #1 nationally bestselling novels include The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is being developed as a TV series. Johnston is also the author of the Charles Taylor Prize-winning and bestselling memoir, Baltimore's Mansion. He lives in Toronto.
Photo: Mark Raynes Roberts
RAWI HAGE was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war during the 1970s and 1980s. He immigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro's Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for the best English-language book published anywhere in the world in a given year, and has either won or been shortlisted for seven other major awards and prizes, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award. Cockroach was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Governor General's Award. It was also shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Giller Prize. His third novel, Carnival, told from the perspective of a taxi driver, was a finalist for the Writers' Trust Award and won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. His work has been translated into 30 languages
Photo : Babak Salari
COLM TÓIBÌN is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning author. His novels include The Master, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le prix du meilleur livre étranger, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction; and Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award. His works also include The Empty Family, The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Photo : Brigitte Lacombe
JOHANNA SCHNELELR is one of North America's leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features. She has profiled the most prominent actors of our time - among them, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Diane Keaton, Brad Pitt, Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Liam Neeson, Robert Downey, Jr. and Nicole Kidman.
Regular: $115 - From September 8, 2018
Minimum number of tickets: 4
Regular: $125 - 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 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 featured authors, 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.
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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