It’s a book thing

Richmond Hill Post - - Books -

• 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.

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