Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.

with Farzana Doctor,
Nadia Bozak and
Christine Dwyer Hickey 

"By turns funny, moving, thoughtful, and erotic… Farzana Doctor spins a passionate, page-turning tale about the sometimes invisible ties that bind. This is brilliant storytelling.
— Terry Fallis
Christine Dwyer Hickey
Farzana Doctor
Nadia Bozak - Photo courtesy of Dawn Johnston

Don’t miss this globe-spanning evening of prose exploring the nature of love and the need for human connection featuring stellar talents from Canada, Switzerland and Ireland. Please Note: Due to illness, Monique Schwitter who was scheduled for this event, will be unable to attend the Festival.

All Inclusive, the latest from Toronto’s Farzana Doctor , winner of the Lambda Literary Award, was described by The Globe and Mail as “an ambitious, thematically voracious novel on love and the wounds we didn’t know we had.”

Thirteen Shells, the new collection of linked stories by Nadia Bozak is a funny and sensitive portrayal of the innocence and uncertainty of childhood and adolescence. It explores everything from junk food, rock music, boys, divorce, weight gain and first love from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans.

The Lives of Women, by award-winning novelist, playwright and short story writer Christine Dwyer Hickey , was an Irish Times Book Club pick and was praised for "an uncompromising portrayal of the suburbs and the cruelties brought about by the demands of respectability."


Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.


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