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Toronto Lit Up: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

September 14 at 8pm

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Join Toronto Lit Up and Book*hug Press on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 8pm ET to celebrate the launch of Lindsay Zier-Vogel’s debut novel, Letters to Amelia. Hosted by Michelle Arbuckle, the virtual event will feature a reading by Dani Kind of Netflix’s Working Moms and an interview moderated by CBC Radio’s Angela Antle!

Letters to Amelia is a story of the essential need for connection—and our universal ability to find hope in the face of fear. While Grace Porter grieves the end of a long-term relationship, the thirty-year-old library tech is tasked with reading newly discovered letters that Amelia Earhart wrote to her lover, Gene Vidal. She becomes captivated by the famous pilot who disappeared in 1937. She becomes captivated by the famous pilot who disappeared in 1937. From finding out she is pregnant to going on a pilgrimage of her own, Letters to Amelia underscores the power of reading and writing letters for self-discovery. You can purchase your copy of the book from Book*hug Press here.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event, but pre-registration for the Zoom broadcast is required. Closed captions will be available.

About the special guests joining Lindsay: 

Michelle Arbuckle is the Director of Engagement & Education at the Ontario Library Association, Chair of the Book & Periodical Council, as well as Chair of the BPC Freedom of Expression Committee which organizes Canada’s annual Freedom to Read Week. She is a librarian by trade and has worked with Ryerson University Library, the Canadian Music Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital. In her early library days she also drove the bookmobile at the Elgin County Library, a job that required her to drive by Kentucky Fried Chicken every day around lunchtime and was thus, her favourite job ever.

Dani Kind has spent the last six years splitting her time between filming two-time Emmy nominated Netflix hit, WORKIN’ MOMS and SYFY’s people’s choice award-winning WYNONNA EARP. She has recently been nominated for her Canadian Screen Award for best lead actress in a comedy alongside Catherine O’Hara. Kind took home the best actress award for her role in the short film YELLOW LINES. She can be seen supporting opposite Peter Sarsgaard in Veena Sud’s THE LIE for Blumhouse, which had its world premiere at TIFF and starred as the lead of Blue Ice Pictures’ thriller BANANA SPLITS.

Angela Antle writes and produces CBC Radio and TV documentaries and she’s Chair of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. Her work has been recognized by the Gabriel, Gracie Allen and Atlantic Journalism Awards. She directed the documentary Gander’s Ripple Effect: How a Small Town’s Kindness Opened on Broadway and wrote the feature-length documentary Atlantic: What Lies Beneath which won awards at the Dublin, Chagrin, Nickel and Wexford Film Festivals and screened worldwide; including at the Berlin Film Festival.

Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 119 events to launch 143 books by 212 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Letters to Amelia


Toronto Lit Up: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

September 14 at 8pm


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