By The Lake Book Club Featuring Antonio Michael Downing
September 20 at 7:00pm
Musician, writer, and activist Antonio Michael Downing’s memoir Saga Boy tells the story of his upbringing in Southern Trinidad, uprooting to northern Ontario, and his subsequent multiple musical personalities. Explore this personal tale detailing Downing’s Black immigrant identity with the author, and interviewer, Alison Isaac.
This By the Lake Book Club event is just one of six events taking place place monthly from April to December. Each in-person event ticket will include a reading, discussion, audience Q&A, book-signing and ASL interpretation. Virtual event tickets feature live subtitles and offer online viewing only.
Date: September 20 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.
Antonio Michael Downing grew up in southern Trinidad, Northern Ontario, Brooklyn, and Kitchener. He is a musician, writer and activist based in Toronto. His 2010 debut novel, Molasses (Blaurock Press), was published to critical acclaim. In 2017 he was named by the RBC Taylor Prize as one of Canada’s top Emerging Authors for non-fiction. He performs and composes music as John Orpheus.
This Assembly Hall program is presented in partnership with Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts and the Toronto International Festival of Authors.
May 21 – May 23
June 02 at 3:00pm – June 10
June 03 – June 05
September 22 – October 02