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June 22 @ 6:30 PM: Dick Lit’s Trivia #3, featuring Mark Kingwell — $5
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June 28 @ 7pm: Summer Reads Threesome: Vol. 1 – $5
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July 14 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Chef Gabrielle Hamilton – $30 + GST & Fees
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Sept. 29 @ 7pm: Wordfest presents Scaachi Koul – $20 + GST & Fees
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October 10-15, 2017. Regular events only. Excludes special events & year-round programming. Some restrictions apply.
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Over 10,000 young readers this year will experience the magic of interacting with live authors in schools and in theatres.

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