From June 11–20, Torontoist is exploring the best and most promising of Luminato’s many offerings.
On Wednesday evening in the Toronto Reference Library’s still spanking-new-feeling Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Luminato hosted an event that had the potential to manifest as a parody of a CanLit reading gone wrong. All the trappings were there: several authors (whose work is too divergent to be on the same bill) each giving readings (that would probably go on too long) interspersed with a moderated conversation (that would probably be awkward) about regionalism (because this is Canada and we just really like talking about place, okay?). Call us jaded, but this all could have gone so badly. And it didn’t! In fact, “East/West in Canadian Fiction,” featuring Lynn Coady, Lorna Crozier, Anosh Irani, and Michael Winter and moderated by Noah Richler, was really kind of great.