It’s a book thing
• Toronto writer Margaret
Atwood’s latest project is an opera based on the life of Pauline Johnson. The world premiere of Pauline is slated for May 23 in Vancouver.
• Post City’s own John Sewell will be featured in a Kama Reading Series event on Feb. 26 at the Park Hyatt hotel. To Serve & Protect also features David M. Tanovich and Alvin Curling, tickets are $60, www.worldlit.ca/kama. • It is time to start preparing for another instalment of CBC Radio’s annual Canada Reads program. This year, books up for discussion are The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, Annabel by Kathleen Winter and Cockroach by Rawi Hage.
• Toronto firefighter Vincent
Pratchett, a 23-year veteran who works out of a station in Forest Hill, will have his debut novel, The Raven’s Warrior, included as part of World Book Night. The event takes place in the United States to celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare.