Reframing the Rom-Com: Lily Chu & Sonya Singh

Lily Chu, Sonya Singh and Marlowe Granados

Reframing the Rom-Com: Lily Chu & Sonya Singh

Lily Chu, Sonya Singh and Marlowe Granados

7:30pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Dive in to two delightful debuts from Toronto-based rom-com authors Lily Chu and Sonya Singh. Chu’s The Stand-In reveals how a life can turn on its head when a young woman is asked to become an official stand in for a famous Chinese cinema actress with whom she shares an uncanny resemblance. Singh’s instant national bestseller, Sari, Not Sari, is an ode to her own personal dating experiences, and follows the adventures of a relationship-averse business woman trying to connect with her South Asian roots with the help of unlikely companion. The authors will share how they balance light-hearted storytelling with poignant themes of parental death, culture and identity.

This event will be moderated by Marlowe Granados.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 7:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Dive in to two delightful debuts from Toronto-based rom-com authors Lily Chu and Sonya Singh. Chu’s The Stand-In reveals how a life can turn on its head when a young woman is asked to become an official stand in for a famous Chinese cinema actress with whom she shares an uncanny resemblance. Singh’s instant national bestseller, Sari, Not Sari, is an ode to her own personal dating experiences, and follows the adventures of a relationship-averse business woman trying to connect with her South Asian roots with the help of unlikely companion. The authors will share how they balance light-hearted storytelling with poignant themes of parental death, culture and identity.

This event will be moderated by Marlowe Granados.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 7:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Featured Authors

Lily Chu loves ordering the second-cheapest wine, wearing perfume all the time, and staying up far too late with a good book. She writes romantic comedies set in Toronto with strong Asian characters.

Read more about Lily Chu

Sonya Singh is a former entertainment reporter turned communications professional who has followed her dream of telling stories in front of the camera and now behind the scenes. Her debut novel, Sari, Not Sari, is an ode to her own personal dating experiences, during which she honed the art of writing the perfect break-up email/text. Sonya lives in Toronto. You can follow her at SonyaSinghBooks.com and on Instagram @SonyaSinghWrites.

Read more about Sonya Singh

Marlowe Granados is a writer and filmmaker. She received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University. Her writing has appeared in FASHION Magazine and The Baffler, where she is the resident advice columnist. Her short film, The Leaving Party, premiered in 2020 and received notice at the Canada Short Films Festival, The Independent Shorts Awards and AltFF. Granados cohosts The Mean Reds, a podcast devoted to conversation and appreciation of women-led films. She has lived in New York and London, and currently resides in Toronto.

Read more about Marlowe Granados

7:30pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

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