Classics and Their Creators: Books That Endure

par The Children's Book Bank

  • mercredi, 13 septembre 2017 de 6:00 Après-midi à 11:59 Après-midi (HAE)
  • Daniels Spectrum Theatre 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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On the shelves of The Children’s Book Bank are many beloved classics. Why are some books for the ages? Both Life of Pi, a fable about a boy in a boat with a tiger, and Paris 1919, an account of a peace conference that changed history, seem destined to be read for generations. Do their creators agree? Which books would they place in that category?

This evening is the first of its kind in support of The Children’s Book Bank. Guests will be entertained by students from the Regent Park School of Music, followed by an intimate and engaging conversation with two great Canadian authors, Yann Martel and Margaret MacMillan and moderated by Charlie Foran.

Thank you to our sponsors: BMO, Penguin Random House Canada, The Hembury Group Inc, Daniels Spectrum, Sublime Catering, EllisDon, Percy Waters Florist, Rogers & Co. Sweetgrass Brewery and Starbucks.



6:00 - 7:00 pm  While listening to the sounds of the students of The Regent Park School of Music, guests can enjoy complimentary glasses of wine and hors d'oeuvres.

7:00 - 8:00 pm  Welcome and introduction by Fos Ashkir, one of Regent Park's notable advocates and friend to the Book Bank. Conversation between Yann Martel and Margaret MacMillan to follow, moderated by author Charlie Foran.

8:00 - 8:30 pm  Socializing with authors and guests.

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Daniels Spectrum Theatre
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

13 septembre 2017
mercredi, 13 septembre 2017 6:00 Après-midi (HAE)


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The Children’s Book Bank is dedicated to the principle that learning to read is the right of every child. Since 2008, we’ve been supplying free, gently used books to children and their families who face numerous barriers to purchasing new books. Last year, the Children’s Book Bank distributed 120,000 free books in high needs communities across Toronto.We’re committed to growing children’s imaginations and lifting people out of poverty through the development of their literacy skills. Our programming, which takes place at our storefront and throughout the city, positively contributes to literacy development for those with the greatest need. And by recycling books, which might otherwise end up in landfill, the Book Bank also contributes to a more sustainable future for all.