Victoria Day Closure: All library branches will be closed on Monday, May 24, for Victoria Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 25.
One Page is a result of Canada’s largest literary festivals and library systems coming together to collaborate and offer new ways to engage with writers and books at this critical time.
One Page aims to offer events that are engaging, relevant and reflective of contemporary book culture in Canada and abroad with live and pre-recorded events that the public can access for free across the country.
May 13, 4:00 PM PDT | Register at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jonnysun/register
From the author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Jonny Sun’s new collection of poignant and hilarious personal essays, stories, and poems, Goodbye, again (Catalogue | Publisher) —accompanied by his trademark illustrations—discusses topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong. The pieces cover topics like loneliness and being an outsider, short humour pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners. Wonderfully prescient during our current times, Jonny's sincere writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his reflections on anxiety and depression shows us that it is possible to be creative during chaotic times.
Check out all the events from participating libraries across Canada.
Isabel Allende talks with writer, actor and playwright, Carmen Aguirre (Something Fierce) about her memoir, The Soul of a Woman (Catalogue | Publisher), where she meditates on aging, romance, sex, love, and, above all, the value of her own feminist life.
Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day, presents his latest novel, Klara and the Sun (Catalogue | Publisher), that looks at our rapidly changing modern world in a way that only he could create.
Set in Montreal, American writer, Russell Banks’ novel, Foregone (Catalogue | Publisher), is a moving examination of a life and the painful things we hide. As Leonard Fife is in the last throws of a long and fruitful artistic career, a young filmmaker listens, documenting Leonard pouring out moments from his past, things he’s never told anyone and things that have the potential to undercut his entire legacy as an artist.
When her 17th book, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Catalogue | Publisher), was published in 2019, Elif Shafak became one of the first Turkish writers to be nominated for a Booker Prize. In 10 Minutes, Shafak explores the life of a woman, Leila, and her “outcast” friends as Leila lies dying on the streets of Istanbul.
André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name, returns to the craft of essay-writing in Homo Irrealis, a series of meditations that explore memory, nostalgia and the human need to look backwards.