2nd Floor Events
Please join Get Lit and Ben McNally Books for a rousing (and delicious) evening of live readings by exceptional Canadians who will share the literature that inspired them. Tickets are $100 or $50 for guests under 30 years of age, and are available through Get Lit's website. Tickets include dinner and drinks!
Get Lit was founded in 2005 by Romina Tina Fontana, who was inspired by poet Al Purdy’s famously intense comic readings. Over the past 10 years Romina has embarked on a number of creative projects including an award winning production of Morris Panych’s Lawrence and Holloman, a short film based on Al Purdy’s poem At the Quinte Hotel, which screened at Sundance in 2003. She also helped launch Film North, Muskoka’s first international film festival.
First Book Canada
All proceeds from Get Lit benefit First Book Canada (http://www.firstbookcanada.org). Founded in 2008, FirstBook Canada provides new books and educational resources to schools and programs serving children in need. To date, more than 100 million books have been distributed in thousands of communities, making it one of Canada’s most successful literacy organizations.
Jen Agg – Restaurant owner and first-time author
Dave Bidini – Author and founding member of the Rheostatics
Matt James – Children’s book illustrator, painter and musician
Dr. Jean Marmoreo - Doctor, writer, athlete, and advocate
Kevin Newman – CTV news anchor and journalist
Gaëtane Verna – Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery