THE CHANGING BOOK
— a panel discussion
North York CentraL Library 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto (at Sheppard)
Thursday, April 14th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This free public forum will feature a discussion with authors Sarah Sheard, Susan Swan, John Degen, (also in his role as the Literature Officer at the OAC) and book promotion and marketing wiz, Deanna McFadden of Harper Collins Canada. Moderated by writer-in-residence, Elizabeth Ruth. The Changing Book panel will discuss and reflect upon e-revolution in books – the impact of new technologies on readers, writers, libraries, booksellers, publishers and the stories that get told.
Questions may include: how might writers find creative ways to promote and sell their works in this new digital age? How will e-reading change our concept of narrative? Is it still a book if you’re not holding its spine in your hands? Does that matter? What’s the role for traditional book publishers? What’s the difference between a writer and a ‘content creator’? What’s the impact on personal histories, of a virtual library? Really, the questions are endless. We hope you’ll join in with some of your own.
For more info please visit the website of the Toronto Public Library and search under writer-in-residence. Please spread the word to readers and writers.
Here’s the location: North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. Located on west side of Yonge Street on the north side of Mel Lastman Square beside the North York Civic Centre.
Public Transit: TTC subway station North York Centre. Walk to library located in the mall.
Parking: Paid – parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, paid parking lots in vicinity and underground