Sunday September 22, 2013 at Queen's Park Circle, 11am - 6pm
The Penguin Pavillion
Click on a segment below to learn more.
The Penguin Pavilion kicks the day off with fun for the whole family. Gather ’round the campfire for a good old-fashioned hour of hilarious cautionary tales with the master storyteller himself, Stuart McLean! Enjoy special treats and get swept away with the deep delicious chills and thrills of childhood fears—brought to light in a delightful manner.
Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Cafe. Over one million people listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend on CBC Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, and on a growing number of Public Radio stations in the United States. Stuart was awarded the Canadian Authors’ Association Jubilee Award in 2004. He is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.
Jacob Richler and Chef Mark McEwan
Enjoy a conversation between food network celebrity chef Mark McEwan and award-winning food writer Jacob Richler as they share an inside look at the stories behind the food, the conversations around their own dinner tables, and what they think of the culinary world’s latest hot topics and trends.
Mark McEwan is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, Food Network Canada TV host of The Heat, and lead judge on Top Chef Canada. His highly acclaimed restaurants include North 44, Bymark, One, Fabbrica, and the gourmet food market McEwan. McEwan is the author of Great Food at Homeand Fabbrica. Great Food at Home will be released in paperback in September.
Jacob Richler writes regularly on food and other topics for Maclean’s and several other publications. He has won two National Magazine Awards. Richler is well known for his food writing and his books with Chef Susur Lee (Susur: A Culinary Life) and Mark McEwan (Great Food at Home and Fabbrica). His latest book, My Canada Includes Foie Gras: A Culinary Life, will be published in October.
Suzanne Desrochers, Sarita Mandanna, and D.J. McIntosh, moderated by Penguin Canada Commissioning Editor Adrienne Kerr
A special inside look at what it takes to write and publish a first novel from the mouths of experts! Desrochers, Mandanna, and McIntosh share their individual journeys in the world of publishing. Adrienne Kerr, Penguin’s very own commissioning editor, will moderate and share her advice and special tips on what it takes to be published.
Suzanne Desrochers is the author of the highly praised Bride of New France. She has completed a thesis at King’s College, which compares the migration of French and British women to North America in the early modern period. Having travelled extensively throughout Asia and lived in Paris and Tokyo, her travel writings have appeared in Toronto’s NOW Magazine. She has also presented various history papers at academic conferences and seminars.
Sarita Mandanna was born in Coorg, India, and worked as an investment banker in India and in Hong Kong before moving to the United States. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, and was most recently a private-equity investor in New York. She lives in Toronto. Sarita is the author of the widely acclaimed novel Tiger Hills.
D.J. McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon, is a member of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies and a former co-editor of the Crime Writers of Canada’s newsletter, Fingerprints. She is a strong supporter of Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists. She lives in Toronto.
Jonathan Gatehouse and Gare Joyce, moderated by Toronto Star sports editor Jon Filson
A friendly but intense face-off between two of Canada’s most prominent sports writers. The puck drops at 3pm—don’t miss what Jonathan Gatehouse and Gare Joyce have to say about hockey as we know it and the future of Canada’s biggest sport.
Jonathan Gatehouse is a senior correspondent for Maclean’s. His new book, The Instigator, takes a look at the modern NHL, focusing on the 20-year administration of Gary Bettman. Gatehouse looks at how Bettman was brought in to save the NHL and succeeded so convincingly at remaking the league in his own image that Canadians now think of him as the devil in disguise.
Gare Joyce is a feature writer and editor with Sportsnet magazine. He has written for ESPN the Magazine, theGlobe and Mail, and the Ottawa Citizen, and has won four National Magazine Awards. Joyce is the author of seven books, most recently The Code.
Mariko Tamaki, Lesley Livingston, and Alyxandra Harvey, moderated by Adrienne Kress
What could be better than spending an hour with the female front-runners of the YA world? Come listen to Mariko Tamaki, Lesley Livingston, and Alyxandra Harvey discuss their experience writing YA fiction as well as the importance of crafting strong leading female characters in their novels. Bonus? Actor and author Adrienne Kress will be moderating this dynamic powerhouse of panellists!
Mariko Tamaki has garnered much acclaim for both her written and performance-based work. The graphic novel Skim (illustrated by Jillian Tamaki) was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and received numerous other accolades including the Doug Wright Award for Best Graphic Novel. Fans are anxiously awaiting her first YA novel, (You) Set Me on Fire, set to release in September.
Lesley Livingston is the author of Once Every Never, which was shortlisted for the CLA Young Adult Book Award, and the award-winning urban fantasy trilogy that includes the novels Wondrous Strange, Darklight, and Tempestuous. Her most recent novel is Starling. She lives in Toronto and is currently writing Every Never After, the follow-up novel to Once Every Never.
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario with a few resident ghosts, (who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners) her husband, and their dogs. She is the author of several books, including the Drake Chronicles series, Haunted (a Red Maple Honour Book), and Stolen Away. Her latest novel, Blood Moon, released in June.
Adrienne Kress is a Toronto born actor and author who loves to play make-believe. She likes hot chocolate and cheese, though not necessarily together. She has written two children's novels: Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate and is a theatre graduate of the University of Toronto and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK. Her debut YA novel, The Friday Society, publishes this December.
This past spring, Neil Pasricha shared his #1 Awesome Thing with the world: whatever YOU want it to be. Now is your chance to share your own #1 thing with Neil! Come join this free-spirited Show and Tell where every idea shared is, well, awesome! Neil will be live tweeting from the event through his personal Twitter account, @1000awesome, and sharing participants’ awesome things with his 24,000 followers.
Neil Pasricha works an office job in the suburbs, eats frozen burritos for dinner, and needs to go to the gym more. He’s just a regular guy who loves warm underwear from the dryer, the cool side of the pillow, and snow days. He is the author of the number-one internationally bestselling books The Book of Awesome, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome, andThe Book of (Even More) Awesome.