Reading: Toronto: Past, Present and Future in Fiction
59 St. George St
Many contemporary writers have used Toronto as a setting for their narratives. We have chosen a number of titles that have been selected over the years, either as winners of, or shortlisted by, the Toronto Book Awards. Some are very well known authors such as Timothy Findley; others are less well known authors such as Rabindranath Mahara. Most of the authors are fascinated with identity -- both individual and collective -- and many write from within and about their own collective ethnic/racial identity. The expectation is that all participants in the workshop will read all the books. A reading list will be available in May.
Maureen FitzGerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, came into the Academy in 2012-13. She is a social/cultural anthropologist, retired university teacher, former publisher and enthusiast for learning about all things Toronto.
Margrit Eichler, email@example.com, is a retired Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies and involved in a number of advocacy groups dealing with public science/knowledge and peace. Reading fiction (particularly science fiction) is one of her greatest pleasures.