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Friday, May 22, 2009

Danforth East's Literary Cameo

Many years ago (okay, maybe only 3 or 4) our darling Canadian author Margaret Atwood met an eager young author named Vincent Lam on a cruise. This fortuitous meeting led to Lam winning the Giller Prize for his book that he was working on when he met her (and she then helped publish). What does this have to do with Danforth East?

This weekend marks the end of LitCity Toronto - an endeavour by the City of Toronto to link authors and their books about Toronto to the locations they've written about. Lam's award winning compilation of short stories Bloodletting and Miracle Cures was inspired by the author's own experience as an ER physician at our very own Toronto East General Hospital.

So, as part of LitCity, Mr. Lam himself will make an appearance for a reading at S. Walter Stewart Library this Sunday (May 24) from 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Check out the LitCity website for more info about this weekend's events!

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