By The Lake Book Club Featuring Alissa York

Alissa York

By The Lake Book Club Featuring Alissa York

Alissa York

7:00pm

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Assembly Hall

1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6, Canada

Please note: This is an offsite event.

75 mins

Join Alissa York on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, for a conversation about her compelling new work. Far Cry, is not only the title of York’s latest book, but it is the site of the novel. The Far Cry Cannery on the desolate northwest coast of 1922 British Columbia, is where father-figure Ander Viken tells his story to 18-year-old Kit, as she tries to understand feelings of the heart. In this novel, York braids together themes of tragedy, love, desire and loss.

By the Lake Book Club offers six Tuesday-night events, between February and December featuring leading Canadian authors in conversation with Humber College graduates and alumni. Each in-person event includes a reading, discussion, audience Q&A and book-signing. Virtual events are subtitled live and provide online viewing and audio.

Date: December 5 at 7–8:45pm
Where: By The Lake Book Club events are held at the Assembly Hall, in the heart of South Etobicoke. A virtual only ticket is also available.
Cost: $10 – $21

Buy Tickets Here!

 

This Assembly Hall program is presented in partnership with Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Toronto International Festival of Authors logo   City of Toronto Logo   Humber Faculty of Media and Creative Arts logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Join Alissa York on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, for a conversation about her compelling new work. Far Cry, is not only the title of York’s latest book, but it is the site of the novel. The Far Cry Cannery on the desolate northwest coast of 1922 British Columbia, is where father-figure Ander Viken tells his story to 18-year-old Kit, as she tries to understand feelings of the heart. In this novel, York braids together themes of tragedy, love, desire and loss.

By the Lake Book Club offers six Tuesday-night events, between February and December featuring leading Canadian authors in conversation with Humber College graduates and alumni. Each in-person event includes a reading, discussion, audience Q&A and book-signing. Virtual events are subtitled live and provide online viewing and audio.

Date: December 5 at 7–8:45pm
Where: By The Lake Book Club events are held at the Assembly Hall, in the heart of South Etobicoke. A virtual only ticket is also available.
Cost: $10 – $21

Buy Tickets Here!

 

This Assembly Hall program is presented in partnership with Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Toronto International Festival of Authors logo   City of Toronto Logo   Humber Faculty of Media and Creative Arts logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and The Naturalist (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction). Her new novel, Far Cry, came out in March 2023. Stories from Alissa's short fiction collection, Any Given Power, have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Guardian, Brick magazine and elsewhere. In 2018, she won the Writers' Trust Engel Findley Award for a Writer in Mid-Career. Alissa has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto, where she teaches at the Humber School for Writers.

Read more about Alissa York

7:00pm

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Assembly Hall

1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6, Canada

Please note: This is an offsite event.

75 mins

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