From the event listing: Julie Wilson’s compulsion to observe people reading on streetcars and subways led to Seen Reading, a collection of microfictions based on these sightings. Who is the reader and what does a book tell us about him or her? Wilson and Julie Booker, author of Up, Up, Up, offer answers to those questions.
Title: Toronto Public Library—reading and discussion Location: Spadina Branch (Toronto, ON) Description: Julie Wilson’s Seen Reading: Tales of a Literary Voyeur
Seen Reading (Freehand Press/HarperCollins) is a collection of microfictions based on Julie Wilson’s sightings of people reading in public. Her thoughtful observations transform readers into fully realized characters who give shape to a fictional map of the city. Julie will be joined in discussion by Julie Booker, author of Up, Up, Up (House of Anansi Press). Together, they’ll explore the space between the reader and text, and how the public reader has emerged as a cultural celebrity worthy of gossip. Start Time: 06:30 pm Date: October 4, 2012 End Time: 07:30 pm