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OCTOBER LISTINGS: 3 GREAT EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

In Writing (all kinds) on October 5, 2016 at 1:12 PM

OCTOBER LISTINGS

BOOK LAUNCH: WHO GABBY THINK HE IS?

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

Time: Reception 6:00 -7:00 pm | Presentation 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Place: OISE Library (Ground Floor) 252 Bloor Street (at St. George)

THE CARIBBEAN STUDIES PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESENTS THE BOOK LAUNCH OF ROBERT SANDIFORD’S “FAIRFIELD”

Date: Friday October 21, 2016

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Place: New College 20 Willcocks D.G. Ivey Library

An amazing book filled with passion. Sandiford’s newest collection is an intimate, insightful look at how we all strive to live with the memory of love and loss.

Robert Edison Sandiford is a founding editor of ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados(artsetcbarbados.com) In addition to teaching creative writing in Montreal, author Sandiford has worked as a journalist, book publisher and video producer with Warm Water Productions. He has won awards for both his writing and editing, including Barbados’ Governor General’s Award of Excellence in Literary Arts and the Harold Hoyte Award. Robert was shortlisted for the Frank Collymore Literary Award. He divides his time between Canada and Barbados.

WELCOME TO BLACKHURST STREET

an exhibition curated by Chinedu Ukabam

October 15-November 27, 2016

Markham House: 610 Markham St, Toronto, ON

Official opening ceremony 6:00 pm October 15

Upcoming Markham House exhibition to commemorate and celebrate Black heritage of Bathurst and Bloor
“Once considered the “Grand Central Station” of Toronto’s black community, Bathurst Station is overlooked as a focal point of the city’s black heritage. Since the late 1960s, Bathurst and Bloor has been a thriving hub of black entrepreneurship, activism, and creativity. The cornerstone of Beverly Mascoll’s multi-million dollar beauty supplies empire was located at 870 Bathurst, also occupied by Third World Books and Crafts and 2 Black Guys, one of Toronto’s earliest “streetwear” labels which started in the basement. Just down the road, Al Hamilton founded the pivotal black newspaper Contrast in 28 Lennox, a building later occupied by the Ashanti Room, an Afrocentric arts hub.” Today, Lloyd’s Barbershop and A Different Booklist remain important and vibrant multigenerational gathering spaces that reflect the legacy and contributions of Black Torontonians to the development of the City.
“Welcome to Blackhurst Street” is made possible by Westbank, A Different Booklist, ERA Architects, Monograph Design, and the Ontario Black History Society.

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Contact: info@adifferentbooklist.com

416 538 0889

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