READING TOWN SUDBURY 2017 ROUND UP

READING TOWN SUDBURY  2017 ROUND UP

It’s that time of year again where for the second time Sudbury becomes a literary haven! Reading Town is a week-long celebration of the wild the wonderful world of books! Maybe you’re an avid bookworm, maybe you’re looking to make enjoying reading a part of your regular routine. This is the week to do it! This week will not be short of activities to take part in a ignite your passion for the written word all over again. Read on for all the details on the events around town put on by Reading Town Ville Lecture in association with the National Reading Campaign.

May 1, 2017

RTVL Sudbury Launch & World Book Parade – Join us at Tom Davies Square for the official kick-off to the second annual edition of City Reading in Greater Sudbury. Hear from representatives about all the great programming lined up this year throughout Greater Sudbury and its communities. The event will also include a pirate themed World Book Parade based on the TD Bank 2016 Book selection Small Saul by Ashley Spiers in partnership with the Canadian Book Center. 10:30 @ Tom Davies Square – 200 Brady St

May 2, 2017

TD Bank Read Aloud! – Students from all school boards are invited to Read Aloud from the Canadian Book Centre’s 2016 Book selection, Small Saul by Ashley Spires. Local celebrities, media personalities and school teachers will read this book to students in Sudbury and its surrounding communities. 9:30AM – 10:30AM @ participating public schools

Reading For Pleasure with Emil Sher and Childrens’ Book Fair – Do you have a hard time as a parent encouraging reading at home? Are you an educator trying to help parents to encourage more reading for their child? Or do you have a child who enjoys reading? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ll want to join Master educator and award winning children’s author Emil Sher as he shares tips and tricks to help encourage reading for pleasure and the importance of reading to children at a young age. 4:30PM – 7:00PM @ Macleod Public School – 310 Anthony St

May 3rd, 2017

The Spirits of ReadingAt the end of the day, we can all enjoy sitting down with a great book, our favourite beverage and some comfort food to unwind. Based on our popular Beer Book Appreciation event from last year, we have expanded the program to include a smorgasbord of interesting reads, spirits and food pairings from local authors and foodies. We’ll even go behind the scene to discuss what food and drinks helped to get the creative juices flowing. 5:30PM – 8:00PM @ Fromagerie Elgin – 80 Elgin St

May 4th, 2017

 

Stories from the Land with Ryan McMahon – From the CBC Documentary Colonization Road, Indigenous Writer, Actor, and Comedian Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe media maker & community activator based out of Treaty #1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Armed with a degree in Theatre and as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose and irreverent as he explores the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream. 7:00PM – 9:00PM @ Laurentian University McEwan School of Architecture – 85 Elm St

May 5th, 2017

Spring Fling Erotic CabaretAfter a successful first edition of the Spring Fling Erotic Cabaret in 2016, the event returns for a steamy night with some adult-only bedtime stories. Local writers are invited to share their erotic stories and poetry in this late-night event. 8:00PM – 11:00PM @ Little Montreal – 182 Elgin St

 May 6th, 2017

Reading Town Train“All Aboard!” The Reading Town Train has arrived at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol. Visit the Museum and enjoy a fun filled day of family activities, discover life on a school car as recreated by local performers at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m, and stories from Creepy Capreol will come alive through narration by authors Mat Del Papa, Ayden, Liisa Kovala and Tom Leduc. Guided Creepy Capreol bus tours will depart from the museum at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will be 30 minutes in length. 10:00AM – 5:00PM @ Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre – 26 Bloor St (Capreol)

Maker FestThe Sudbury Makers’ Fest is an open celebration of community makers, artists, and groups who exercise the spirit of DIY and who want to share their knowledge and achievements with others. The term “Maker” was originally popularized by MakerMedia and MakerFaire, and “Maker Culture” has been growing all over the world ever since. 10:00AM – 3:00PM @ Science North – 100 Ramsey Lake Rd

Hockey DreamsWhat does it mean to be a Canadian? Hockey Dreams by David Adams Richards is adapted by STC Artistic Executive Director, Caleb Marshall, and will be a co-production with YES Theater. This is a nostalgic tale of growing up on the ice, while revealing honesty, innocence, loyalty, and humor of childhood in the Great White North. The production runs from April 20 to May 7, 2017. During Reading Town Ville Lecture, The Greater Sudbury Public Library will have a post-show take-away with recommended reads. The library will also be available on Saturday, May 6 with a book display of recommended reads. 7:30PM – 10:00PM @ Sudbury Theatre Centre – 170 Shaughnessy St

 May 7th, 2017

Reading Town Train“All Aboard!” The Reading Town Train has arrived at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol. Visit the Museum and enjoy a fun filled day of family activities, discover life on a school car as recreated by local performers at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m, and stories from Creepy Capreol will come alive through narration by authors Mat Del Papa, Ayden, Liisa Kovala and Tom Leduc. Guided Creepy Capreol bus tours will depart from the museum at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will be 30 minutes in length. 10:00AM – 5:00PM  @ Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre – 26 Bloor St (Capreol)

Poetry Hike / Randonnée et poésieJoin the Greater Sudbury Poet Laureates (past and present) for poetry on the trails at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Participants will enjoy 30 minutes of poetry readings in nature, with an opportunity for an “under the tree open mic” for local poets to share their work, followed by a discussion and refreshments in the nature chalet. This event kicks off a local initiative to place poetry on the trails. 1:00PM – 2:00PM @ Lake Laurentian Conservatory Area – 2309 South Bay Road

Colleen Murphy in Conversation with Caleb MarshallGovernor General Literary Award Winning Author and Playwright Colleen Murphy. Originally from Rouyn, Colleen Murphy’s play Armstrong’s War opened the 2016 STC Theater Series. Colleen will also read from her 2016 GGLA Winning Book Pig Girl and will also have copies available for purchase and signing. 7:00PM – 9:00PM @ Sudbury Theater Centre – 170 Shaughnessy St

  

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Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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