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We asked some of our favourite, thought-provoking Tweeters to join us, and they said yes! Arrive on the red carpet, have a drink, vote for your favourite book, and take part in an evening of discussion about this year’s Giller shortlist. Each guest will defend one title, then we’ll watch the Giller Gala live on the big screen.

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@andreabellemare

Andrea Bellemare is a journalist with CBC who has worked as a chase producer, writer, story editor and control room producer with CBC News Network, and the CBC Arts Unit. Recently she has worked as a reporter and producer for CBC-KW and as a reporter at CBC in Montreal. Andrea has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse and her photos have been published around the world.

@vmochama

Vicky Mochama is the national columnist for Metro News Canada. She writes about race, gender, politics, culture and anything else she can get her brain around. Before joining Metro, Vicky wrote for Vice, The Globe and Mail and Hazlitt. She is the former co-host of Commons, a political podcast on the Canadaland network as well as writing Not Sorry, a weekly humour newsletter on media and politics.

@elamin88

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is the social media editor for BuzzFeed Canada. Before BuzzFeed, he handled social media for TVO’s Current Affairs and Documentaries. He also worked on The Agenda with Steve Paikin and CBC’s The National.

@AshleyCsanady

Ashley Csanady Ashley Csanady is a reporter and web producer with the National Post, as well as Friday host of National Post Radio on Sirius XM Canada Talks and co-host of the podcast Canadaland Commons. Prior to that, she worked for Queen’s Park Briefing and the Waterloo Region Record. Her other passions include federal and American politics, issues of gender and equity, and the Canadian food and wine scene.

@annetdonahue

Anne T. Donahue is a writer and originally from Cambridge, Ontario. Her work has appeared on The Guardian, Globe & Mail, Esquire, Playboy, and Flare. Her first book, Nobody Cares, comes out in September 2018 with ECW Press. She writes a weekly letter called That's What She Said that you should absolutely subscribe to.

@briantfrancis

Brian Francis is the author of two novels, Natural Order and Fruit, which was a Canada Reads finalist. He teaches creative writing as part of the International Festival of Authors, writes a monthly advice column, Ask the Agony Editor, for Quill and Quire magazine, and is a regular contributor to CBC Radio's The Next Chapter.


Door prizes. Drinks available for purchase from Descendants, cash sales only.


Registration required and opens Monday, October 30 at 9 am.

As events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.


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In partnership with the City of Kitchener, we’re hosting a new series of events that will feature fun and interesting ways to celebrate reading, writing, and literacy. Just ImagineIt an entire community that connects through words, stories, and songs.

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