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Get Lit 2016


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:00pm


2nd Floor Events

461 King Street West

Toronto, ON

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Hosted by Get Lit

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

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 ( 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.

2016 Guests

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

Alice Dreger at Grano

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Grano Ristorante

Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

CGOV and Ben McNally Books present professor Alice Dreger, and her powerful and fascinating book Galileo's Middle Finger.
Drinks at 6, dinner at 6.30
Tickets are $100 per person, (includes full meal and wine, and all taxes, and a copy of the book) and must be purchased in advance. Call us 416.361.0032 with a credit card to make your reservation.

Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books & Brunch

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).

Please call us at (416) 361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

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