Esi & Her Editors
Sidney Smith Hall, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, Canada
Winning Two Gillers: A Conversation with
Esi Edugyan and Her Editors
When: January 22, 7–9 PM
Where: University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall amphitheatre (Room 2102), 100 St. George St.
Co-presented by Editors Toronto, Canadian Authors–Toronto, and the Creative Writing Program at the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto
This special event will bring acclaimed novelist Esi Edugyan together with four of her editors — Patrick Crean, Marie-Lynn Hammond, John Sweet, and Jane Warren — for a discussion about the writing and editing of Ms. Edugyan's two Giller Prize winning novels, Half-Blood Blues (2011) and Washington Black (2018).
Have you wondered what it’s like, editorially speaking, to work with an author who has won not one but two Giller Prizes? Would you like to know more about the editorial process that shaped these celebrated books? Esi Edugyan and her panel of accomplished editors will address issues such as these during their talks and the Q&A.
This event will feature a reading and a short talk about the author-editor relationship from Ms. Edugyan, short presentations from her editors, and ample time for questions from the audience (since we know this group has questions!) We'll close the event by raffling off valuable prizes in support of the SCS Creative Writing Bursary, and time will be allowed for Ms. Edugyan to sign books. Copies of Washington Black will be available for purchase at the event. Debit and credit cards will be accepted.
This event is FREE for members of Editors Canada, members of the Canadian Authors Association, and students, faculty, and staff in the SCS Creative Writing Program. (Your association or department will send you an ACCESS CODE by email, along with directions for how to use it to unlock your free tickets.)
$10 for non-members, and $5 for non-member students in all other programs.
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Remember to bring a couple of toonies
or a fiver or two for our raffle!
Prizes include a copy of Washington Black, donated by HarperCollins Canada; two passes to the Art Gallery of Ontario, donated by the AGO; a Nespresso Inissia machine, donated anonymously by an Editors Toronto member; a $40 gift certificate donated by iQ living; a $25 Indigo/Chapters gift card donated by Upon A Star Books; and a literary tote bag donated by Pulp & Paperie.
Raffle tickets: $2 each, $5 for three, or $10 for seven.
All proceeds will go to the School of Continuing Studies' Creative Writing Bursary to assist writing students.
Raffle winners must be present at the event or be represented by someone who holds their ticket to claim their prize.
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More about our speakers
...and her editors
Doors will open at 6:40 PM promptly. Please arrive early to get a good seat.
7 PM Introductions
7:15 PM Esi Edugyan reads and talks about the writer-editor relationship
7:35 PM Patrick Crean, John Sweet, Marie-Lynn Hammond, and Jane Warren
8:15 PM Q&A
8:40 PM Raffle
8:50 PM Book purchases and book signing (we have the hall until 9:30)
Sidney Smith Hall seats 180 people and is accessible. Details about the venue are available here.
Anyone with specific questions about the accessibility features of this venue is invited to email the branch programs chair at email@example.com.
A note about privacy and media coverage
This program will be videotaped. Please let us know ahead of time if you wish to avoid appearing on camera, by emailing the programs chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you.
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