Toronto Writers, Storytellers, Activists Celebrate Our Freedom to Read.
The Book and Periodical Council is delighted to announce the lineup of Toronto events for the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week (Feb. 24 to March 2, 2013). Events include CENSORED, a headline event presented in partnership with Toronto’s monthly storytelling collective the Raconteurs (raconteurs.ca); University of Toronto Writer-in-Residence Joy Kogawa discussing the state of free expression in Canada with Katherine Govier, poet laureate George Elliott Clarke and Marian Botsford Fraser; challenged book and magazine displays; awards; readings; open mics; and a PEN Canada examination of disappearing books in the digital age.
Events take place at locations across Toronto from February 24 to March 2, 2013. A complete list of events both in Toronto and at locations across Canada is available at freedomtoread.ca.
Presented by the Book and Periodical Council & Raconteurs
Thursday, February 28, 7pm. The Garrison. 1197 Dundas St. W.
Playwright Catherine Frid; feminist advocate Steph Guthrie; librarian and storyteller Ken Setterington; novelist, journalist and activist Susan Swan; and book publishing veteran Bruce Walsh take the stage to share real life stories of censorship – off the cuff. The Canadian Library Association’s Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award and The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Freedom to Read Award will also be presented.
Tickets: $7 advance; $10 at the door.
Box Office: freedomtoreadweekcensored.eventbrite.ca
Other Freedom to Read Week events in Toronto