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Tonight in Toronto!

By Victoria Hetherington

This evening, Book Madam blogger Julie Wilson and a panel of all-star authors, illustrators and essayists will challenge perceptions around non-fiction writing. Panellists include illustrator Sarah Leavitt (creator of the graphic novel Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother and Me),  Andrew Westoll, (author of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary on the recovery of a resilient family of chimpanzees) and Stacey May Fowles (author of Be Good and Fear of Fighting). Julie Wilson, the literary voyeur behind the fictional biographies on SeenReading.com, will moderate as well as participate. Throughout the evening, the panellists will tackle the conception of truth in non-fiction. What urges the reader to sniff out autobiographical bogosity in memoirs; who dictates that non-fiction be a chronological assortment of checkable facts and why do some readers feel compelled to believe every single word? Stop by tonight to discuss.

You Think You Know Me, But You Have No Idea Featuring Sarah Leavitt, Andrew Westoll, Stacey May Fowles, and Julie Wilson Tuesday July 19 Ben McNally Bookstore, 366 Bay Street 6 p.m. Free

http://www.benmcnallybooks.com/

July 19, 2011

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