Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM
Reception, Special Event: Festivals | Free Events

Fleck Dance Theatre

207 Queens Quay W
Toronto M5J 1A7
Cost: FREE (registration recommended)
Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts



Join us with friends and colleagues of the late Wayson Choy, one of the foremost pioneers of Canadian literature and author of The Jade Peony and All That Matters, for a celebration of his life and work. Hosted by Penguin Random House Canada CEO Kristin Cochrane, this intimate event will feature special guests who will share their personal memories and stories of Wayson.

The list of speakers include Shaun Brodie, Joe Kertes, Judy Fong-Bates, Martha Kanya-Forstner, Carrianne Leung, Gary Noseworthy, Antanas Sileika, Paul Yee and Jean Yoon.

A reception will follow.

This is a free event. Register at the link below.


  • Kristin Cochrane

    Kristin Cochrane is the CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, the country’s largest book publishing company. Recognized globally as an industry leader, Kristin is passionate in her support of authors, books, and literacy. Her deep know-how of the marketplace, combined with her sharp creative instincts, allow her to both effectively balance and broaden the literary and commercial sides of a complex company and to share and celebrate a broad mix of voices and perspectives. Under her leadership, Penguin Random House Canada authors have won the world’s most prestigious awards, including the Man Booker Prize, three of the last four Scotiabank Giller Prizes, and the Nobel Prize in Literature (Alice Munro in 2013 and Kazuo Ishiguro in 2017). Learn more at