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AUTHORS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE’S WEEKLY PROGRAMMING RETURNS
February events include Andrew Pyper, James Bartleman, Joy Fielding and more

TORONTO, January 24, 2011 ---- Authors at Harbourfront Centre’s (AUTHORS) 37th season continues with two events laced with literary powerhouses this February. Events include readings by the critically acclaimed Andrew Pyper (Feb. 16), the first Native Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario James Bartleman (Feb. 23) and the New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding (Feb. 23).

Kicking off the winter leg of the AUTHORS season are readings by Keith Hollihan, Andrew Pyper and Roberta Rich on February 16. Keith Hollihan (Canada) presents his debut novel, The Four Stages of Cruelty, touted as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010, a story that unveils the daily chaos in state penitentiaries while centring on the complex relationship between an inmate and a corrections officer. Andrew Pyper (Canada) reads from his latest novel, The Guardians, a psychological suspense about four life-long friends who are haunted by a secret from their childhood. Former family law lawyer Roberta Rich (Canada) explores sixteenth-century Venice and Malta in her debut novel, The Midwife of Venice, a fast-paced historical journey that focuses on the trials of a Jewish midwife and her enslaved husband.

On February 23, James Bartleman, Joy Fielding and Emma Forrest read from their latest works. The author of the prize-winning memoir Out of Muskoka, James Bartleman (Canada) presents As Long as the Rivers Flow, a devastating and inspiring story of one First Nation woman who while coming to terms with her past gives up her daughter to try and find her son. Author and actress Joy Fielding (Canada) shares Now You See Her, an unforgettable story of a newly divorced woman attempting to heal her heartache, and embarking on a desperate search for her missing daughter. Your Voice in My Head is Emma Forrest’s (UK/USA) witty and humourous memoir, exploring the darkness of depression and the relationship with her psychiatrist who helped her on her path of recovery.

Bios of all participants are available at www.readings.org under “Events.”

Events take place in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 to the general public, FREE for members, students, and youth 24 and under. Harbourfront Centre Box Office/Information: 416-973-4000. Or online at www.readings.org.

Since its inception in 1974, Authors at Harbourfront Centre has hosted over 7,500 authors from more than 100 countries, including 17 Nobel Laureates. Our season runs from September to June and includes the annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA) (October 19–29, 2011), including YoungIFOA and IFOA Ontario; and the annual ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May 11–12, 2011).

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jennifer Asselin: jasselin@harbourfrontcentre.com; 416-973-5836
Lindsay Gulin: lgulin@harbourfrontcentre.com; 416-973-4395
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