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A Literary Picnic

Have never been too keen on ‘process’ questions, however, the fact that there will be such a selection of excellent writers here, with many of them entertaining one-on-one conversations, means that you can quiz them on whatever topic you like:

This from Toronto’s Luminato Festival:

“A summer’s afternoon, a picnic lunch, an inviting park. Add an incredible group of writers and  you have A Literary Picnic, a celebration of storytelling that draws on the creativity and diversity of Toronto’s writing community.

On the theme of “Beginnings” over 60 authors will take to three stages to share selections from their work and offer insight into where a story begins, and how writers confront the blank page. Many of the participating authors will also be setting up their own picnic blankets backstage for one-on-one exchanges with the public throughout the day.

In the spirit of literary exchange, the Luminato Festival also invites the public to bring in their pre-loved books to be offered in trade to other book lovers at a special table. Also on site for the day: Type Books; First Book Canada; an author signing area; the Toronto Public Library Book Mobile; and food trucks offering many different tastes of the city.

Bring your picnic basket, your favourite used books and your own beginnings to A Literary Picnic.

Participating Authors:

Heather Birrell

Sally Cooper

Charles Foran

Camilla Gibb

Don Gillmor

Spencer Gordon

Amy Lavender Harris

Linda Holeman

Andrew Kaufman

Evan Munday

Susan Swan

Priscila Uppal

Jessica Westhead

Michael Winter

And Many More!

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