Toronto Public Library celebrates the written word with Keep Toronto Reading this February.
During a press launch on Jan. 27, Mayor David Miller officially declared February as Keep Toronto Reading Month. The Library’s unprecedented month-long program of free special events highlighting the age old love of the written word.
“In February, we shine the spotlight on Toronto Public Library’s commitment to reading and literary culture,” says Mayor David Miller. “We celebrate the important role that the Library plays in the community. We toast the citizens and the staff who make our Library the largest and busiest public library system in North America.”
Keep Toronto Reading showcases nearly 100 writers, storytellers, illustrators, and media personalities, including Joseph Boyden, Wayson
Choy, Camilla Gibb, Kenneth Oppel, and Seth.
For more information about Keep Toronto Reading, including up-to-date program information and exclusive author interviews, visit www.keeptorontoreading.ca
Three graphic novel masters discuss T.O.’s comics scene
Tues. Feb. 7
North York Central Library (Auditorium)
Sit down with Seth (Wimbledon Green), Chester Brown (Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography) and Matthew Blackett (m@b), three critically acclaimed Canadian graphic novelists, as they discuss how Toronto’s graphic novel scene has evolved to where it is at today. They will chat candidly about how the city has influenced, and in some cases, popped up, in their works. They also discuss graphic novels as a storytelling medium. Peter Birkemoe, from Canada’s premier comic book store, The Beguiling, moderates. A Q+A follows the discussion.