Category Archives: Literary Award Gala

June 19

About Us By Sinéad Moriarty Available August 31, 2021

About UsSinéad Moriarty Three couples. One therapist’s couch … Alice and Niall used to be lovers, best friends and parents, in that order. Now they’re no longer on the same page or even reading from the same book. Ann thought when she and Ken retired, it would be their second spring. Instead, it feels more like an icy winter. Orla is falling […]

June 07

AFAReads: “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia

The novel, a debut from Bay Area–based Gabriela Garcia In 2016, I visited Cuba as part of the first wave of travelers to the island following the reopening of its American embassy I loved everything about the country: the pastel colors of Cienfuegos; the cross-island bus whose driver grocery-shopped at farms along the way; the vendors singing […]

April 20

MARKHAM ARTS COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS THROUGH A MONTH LONG EVENT

MARKHAM ARTS COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS THROUGH A MONTH LONG EVENTThe virtual festival will showcase local visual, performing and literary artists while keeping communities engaged during these challenging and unprecedented times. Markham Arts Council will be celebrating its fourth annual flagship Arts and Cultural Heritage Celebrations (ACHC) virtually through […]

March 16

GRAMMY Nominated & Top 5 Charting Artist/Producer MALIKA TIROLIEN “GROW” Lands Alongside Sophomore Release, HIGHER — Available Now!

“Powerhouse vocals… Alluring compositions…” — JAZZ TIMES “Whether it’s on this big stage or an intimate club, Tirolian’s powerful commanding voice has incredible range, a warm tone, and remarkable control…” — NOISEY VICE GRAMMY Nominated & Top 5 Charting Artist/Producer MALIKA TIROLIEN Wants To ‘Grow’ ‘Higher’ with New Single & LP “GROW” Lands Alongside Sophomore […]

March 12

UCLA Friends Of Semel and Resnick Advisory Board Open Mind Program “And Then They Stopped Talking To Me”

UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and Resnick Board for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Judith Warner, New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed new book And Then They Stopped Talking to Me- Making Sense of Middle School. Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies, will join Ms. Warner in […]

October 21

THE 7TH ANNUAL HUSH HUSH PARTY IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY@The Toronto Reference Library-Sat.,Oct.19th,2019

Photography by A.J. Lam. The Toronto Reference Library transformed into #PARTYINTHESTACKS, where guests indulged in signature beverages , gourmet food, all-night dancing, AND A NIGHT OF INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES., all while enjoying the beautiful Library setting. Overall, it was an amazing SOLD OUT night for the Party In The Stacks! This past Saturday patrons partied and […]

October 14

Canadians Daniel Tate & GRAMMY Award-Winning Rob Bowman Unleash Stunning Time Capsule of Toronto’s Most Iconic Concert Moments

The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto Concert History Features Foreword by Geddy Lee, Brings Mass-Followed Instagram Account to Life Available October 26, 2019 through Dundurn. First it was an Instagram must-follow, now it’s a book! From Duke Ellington to David Bowie to Daft Punk, Toronto has played host to many music legends, making its […]

October 08

BOOK LAUNCH/FUNDRAISER – THE AWESOME MUSIC PROJECT: AN EVENING OF STORIES, SONGS AND SCIENCE@The Gladstone Hotel-Thurs.,October 10th,2019

By Wayne Baggs The awesome music project explores the transformative power of music through sharing stories. This event will celebrate the release of the book The Awesome Music Project: Songs of Hope and Happiness by authors Robert Carli and Terry Stuart. This beautifully illustrated hard cover book shows how the power of music helps through […]

November 21

The Giller Prize@Ritz Carleton-Mon.,Nov.20th,2017

By Kimberly Samnang & Photography By A.J.Lam Michael Redhill has been named the winner of the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s preeminent annual award for his brilliant literary thriller fiction novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada. The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by Mary Walsh and attended by […]

November 05

Taste Canada’s Awards@The Ritz-Carleton-Mon.,Oct.30th,2017

By BK on the SCENE The 20th annual Taste Canada Awards were held at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, an event combining cookbook authors and food bloggers to honour culinary writers and publishers from across our country. A total of 147 books and blogs in both English and French were entered in the yearly event.   Noah […]

April 29

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INTRODUCES INAUGURAL BIBLIO BASH@Reference Library-Thurs.,April 27th,2017

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Toronto Public Library Foundation is announcing the inaugural fundraising gala Biblio Bash, in support of Toronto Public Library. On the evening of Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Biblio Bash will transform the iconic Toronto Reference Library, also celebrating its 40th anniversary since opening in 1977. Hosted by famed author, […]

THE 6th ANNUAL FURNITURE BANK CHAIR AFFAIR@Casalife(Friday 28 October 2016)

It was a Friday night in west end Toronto, as guests from across the city joined Canada’s top designers and furniture industry elite for Furniture Bank’s 6th annual fundraising gala CHAIR AFFAIR. Retail design paradise casalife played host to over 1,000 members of the industry, media and caring Canadians alike. Proceeds create homes for over […]

October 16

Hush, Hush@Bloor/Gladstone Library(Sat.,Oct.15th,2016)

  The spectacular Bloor/Gladstone Library Branch was the setting for the fourth annual Hush Hush party in support of Toronto Public Library – one of the busiest urban public library systems in the world! This amazing night raised funds so that the 70% of Torontonians who use the library will have more access to technology, […]

The Fifth Annual Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize For NonFiction@AGO(Tues.,Oct.6th,2015) Chan

By Nicholas Chan It was the Fifth Annual Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize For NonFiction at the Art Gallery Of Ontario. The shortlist of Canadian literary nonfiction writer included:Eliott Behar for Tell It To The World,Douglas Coupland for Kitten Clone:Inside Alatel-Lucent,Dean Jobb for Empire of Deception:From Chicago to Nova Scotia, Lynette Loeppky:Cease:A Memoir of Love,Loss […]