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We All Feel So Foolish: A TRB Spring Party
March 13th, 2017, 07:00 AM

On April 4, please join The Toronto Review of Books in feeling foolish during five five-minute readings by some of Toronto’s best writers—Jessica Westhead, Heather Birrell, Rebecca Rosenblum, Mark Sampson, and Antanas Sileika. Compare notes on folly over drinks in good...

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A Book with a View: TRB Live, March
March 6th, 2017, 07:00 AM

The medium is the message in this month’s roundup of literary film, art, music, and mediations, along with innovative programming from local reading series, a preview of Ottawa’s VERSeFest, and more. On March 8, as part of the McLuhan Salon...

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Jordan Abel’s Reading Life: 40 Pounds of Poetry
February 27th, 2017, 07:00 AM

Welcome to our new series, Reading Life, in which we’ll be asking writers and other makers to share insights into their lives as readers—what they read and how much, where they read and why. Some great authors will be telling...

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Nuannaarpoq: Thomas Wharton’s Every Blade of Grass
February 13th, 2017, 07:00 AM

In all of his literary fiction, Thomas Wharton speculates on one question: what is a book? Answers are as various as books themselves. Wharton imagines fantastic books: books as pinwheels and books nested inside books until they were too tiny...

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Breaking Down the Charm of Philip Sassoon
January 30th, 2017, 07:00 AM

A review of Charmed Life, the Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon (HarperCollins, 2016) by Damian Collins In 1913, political satirist Max Beerbohm depicted a slender, aquiline figure posed cross-legged and lotus-like on the front bench of the British Houses of Parliament....

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1000 Poems Per Night: TRB Live, January
January 9th, 2017, 07:00 AM

Happy New Year! 2017 begins with a packed list of Toronto readings and events. Rowers Reading Series gets things moving on January 10 with a night of poetry and prose by Joan Crate, Adebe DeRango-Adem, Jacob McArthur Mooney, and Hoa Nguyen (6:30pm,...

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Reading in Electronic Times: Andrew Piper’s “Book Was There” Was Here
November 28th, 2016, 07:00 AM

People who write about the future of reading often like to disavow shallow binaries, like print versus digital, for example. Yet it is the searing awareness of that very binary, that paper books are very different from screens, that gets...

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TRB’s Seasonal Affective Party: December 6 at Poetry
November 14th, 2016, 07:00 AM

The Toronto Review of Books invites you to its first Seasonal Affective Party! Please join us on December 6th for a very bright night of winterish commiseration and cheer, featuring five-minute readings of new and unpublished work by some of our...

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TRB Live: November
November 1st, 2016, 07:00 AM

TRB Live is a monthly roundup of literary events you might enjoy. Get in touch with me (@kathmcleod) or the TRB (@TorontoReview) on Twitter if you’d like to suggest an event to include next month. In Toronto, Pivot Reading Series presents three readings all-star...

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To the Lighthouse: A review of Christy Ann Conlin’s new novel, The Memento
October 25th, 2016, 07:00 AM

Christy Ann Conlin, the author of Heave, has published her second novel, and the result is nothing short of dazzling. The Memento is as much a gothic, often mordantly funny meditation on the persistence of memory as a living, perhaps...

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