Tonight’s Jonathan Franzen et al reading in the Fleck Dance Theatre has been sold out for weeks so let’s all just move on. There are lots of other fine writers who will no doubt be in fine form tonight at the IFoA, where all of the events will be hosted and/or moderated by staffers and contributers from the Walrus. At the Lakeside Terrace (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.), Jared Bland moderates a round table panel with Patricia Engel, Adam Gopnik, and Andrea Levy, who will discuss the rite of passage for both their characters in their works and themselves. Camilla Gibb, Anchee Min, Matthew Tierney, and Russell Wangersky all read from their latest books in the Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.), with Shelley Ambrose hosting. And in the Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.), Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Elena Forbes, Len Gasparini, and Thomas Perry participate in a group NOIR reading, with Stacey May Fowles hosting. The event includes a door prize of a library worth $500 donated by Raincoast Books, so hang on to that ticket stub.
For ticket information and a full IFoA schedule go here.