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Olivia Chow Distinguished Visiting Professor

Olivia Chow is proud to announce that she is joining Ryerson University as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. Her work will focus on community engagement and democratic participation. Stay put for details and feel free to connect with ideas and mentorship possibilities.

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MUNICIPAL CONTRIBUTION REBATES

Please note that receipts for contributions to Olivia Chow’s mayoralty campaign cannot be used for federal and provincial income tax filing purposes. Instead, there is a municipal rebate system in place; the City of Toronto issues a cheque to donors who have signed and mailed in their receipts. All supporters who donated should have received their receipt(s) by February 2015.

After signing and sending the receipt to the City of Toronto’s Elections Services office, the City of Toronto will process your rebate cheque. The first round of rebate cheques will then be mailed out in September 2015. For further information, please email cfo@oliviachow.ca. or check the City of Toronto website. Thank you so much for your financial support of Olivia’s mayoralty campaign‎.

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Join Another Story Bookshop on Saturday, May 2nd, as we celebrate Authors for Indies! Authors across the country will be visiting independent bookstores to greet customers, recommend books, and highlight the importance of supporting independent bookshops in Canada. We have a star-studded group of Toronto authors coming to our store on this day, including: Olivia Chow, Judy Rebick, Carrianne Leung, Elizabeth Ruth, Farzana Doctor, Dennis Lee, Kyo Maclear, Carole Giangrande, Ayelet Tsabari, Catherine Bush, Christine Fischer Guy, Andrew Westoll, Michael Harris, Kenneth Oppel, Heather Birrell, Eva Stachniak, Naomi Klein, Oakland Ross, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rocco Agostino, Natale Ghent, Susan Glickman, Rosemary Sadlier, Sangeeta Bhadra, Andrew Borkowski and Nora Gold. The full schedule is below. Stop by for some coffee and treats, courtesy of Mabel's Bakery and Extra Butter Coffee, meet your favorite author or meet a new one, hear their recommendations for a book to read, and help us celebrate the spirit of independent bookstores! The event will take place at our store, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Grenadier). It is free, and everyone is welcome. Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but with regrets not our bathroom. For more information call us at 416-462-1104 or visit us at www.anotherstory.ca Full schedule: 11am: Carole Giangrande, Olivia Chow, Kenneth Oppel, Elizabeth Ruth, Nora Gold Noon: Christine Fischer Guy, Elizabeth Ruth, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rosemary Sadlier, Michael Harris, Carrianne Leung (coming at 12:30) 1pm: Christine Fischer Guy, Eva Stachniak, Drew Hayden Taylor, Andrew Westoll, Sangeeta Bhadra, Andrew Borkowski 2pm: Farzana Doctor, Judy Rebick, Eva Stachniak, Andrew Westoll (until 2:30pm) Sangeeta Bhadra, Dennis Lee 3pm: Farzana Doctor, Catherine Bush, Dennis Lee, Ayelet Tsabari, Heather Birrell, Rocco Agostino 4pm: Kyo Maclear, Naomi Klein, Heather Birrell, Susan Glickman, Catherine Bush 5pm: Oakland Ross, Natale Ghent Author Bios: @[15535160141:274:Olivia Chow] has been one of Canada’s most effective and well known public figures, serving in municipal politics in Toronto and on the national stage as a Canadian Member of Parliament. Olivia is also the best selling author of “Olivia Chow: My Journey”, published in 2014. Recently, Olivia Chow joined Ryerson University as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. www.oliviachow.ca Judy Rebick is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca. She also holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy. Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer, educator and business owner who lives in Toronto. She is the author of “The Wondrous Woo”, published by Inanna Publications. www.carrianneleung.com Elizabeth Ruth is a writer, editor, creative writing instructor and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence was a finalist for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Smoke, was chosen for the 2007 One Book One Community program. Elizabeth Ruth's third novel - Matadora, about a female bullfighter in 1930's Spain - was published in Canada in spring 2013 by Cormorant Books. www.elizabethruth.com Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of two novels: Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement (which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012 and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award). She was named as one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011). Her third novel, All Inclusive, will be released October 2015. www.farzanadoctor.com Dennis Lee is celebrated internationally for his award-winning books for both children and adults. Among his best-loved titles are Alligator Pie, Jelly Belly, The Ice Cream Store, and Garbage Delight. Kyo Maclear is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. Her short fiction, essays and art criticism have been widely pub­lished and anthologized in North America, Europe and Asia/Australia. www.kyomaclearkids.com Carole Giangrande is the author of seven books, including two novels, two novellas and a short story collection. Her novella A Gardener on the Moon was co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky novella contest. Her eighth book — Here Comes The Dreamer — is due out in Fall 2015. www.carolegiangrande.com Ayelet Tsabari‘s first book, a collection of short fiction set in Israel and titled The Best Place on Earth, won the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and was nominated for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. www.ayelettsabari.com Catherine Bush is the author of four novels. Her work has been critically acclaimed, published internationally and shortlisted for literary awards. Accusation (Goose Lane Editions, 2013) was one of NOW magazine’s Best Ten Books of 2013, an Amazon.ca Best Book and a Canada Reads Top 40 pick. www.catherinebush.com Christine Fischer Guy is a novelist and award-winning journalist who has lived and worked in London, England. Her debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, appeared in September 2014 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). www.christinefischerguy.com Heather Birrell is the author of two story collections, Mad Hope (one of the Globe and Mail‘s top 23 fiction picks for 2012) and I know you are but what am I?. heatherbirrell.com Andrew Westoll’s latest book is the national bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, the true story of a remarkable family of chimpanzees who spent decades as test subjects in a medical research lab, and who are now slowly recovering in an animal sanctuary near Montreal. The Chimps won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. www.andrewwestoll.com Michael Harris is a Canadian writer and editor. His book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection won the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2014 Governor General's Awards. www.endofabsence.com Kenneth Oppel’s books books include the Silverwing trilogy, which has sold over a million copies around the world, and Airborn, winner of the 2004 Governor General's Award for children's literature, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book award from the American Library Association. www.kennethoppel.ca Eva Stachniak is a writer based in Toronto. Her novel, The Winter Palace, based on the early life of Catherine the Great, has been a bestseller in Canada, Poland and Germany. www.evastachniak.com Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, No Logo and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her critically acclaimed new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. www.naomiklein.org Author and journalist Oakland Ross has written four books, including the novels The Dark Virgin and The Empire of Yearning, the travel memoir A Fire on the Mountains, and Guerrilla Beach, a collection of short stories that was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award. www.oaklandross.com Originally from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew Hayden Taylor has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the Aboriginal perspective. An award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer, he has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone. www.drewhaydentaylor.com Rocco Agostino is the Executive Chef at Pizzeria Libretto. He is featured in the best-selling cookbook “Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants”. Natale Ghent is an critically acclaimed award-winning middle grade and YA author whose books include No Small Thing, The Odds Get Even, Millhouse, and Dark Company. www.nataleghent.com Susan Glickman is the author of thirteen books: six are volumes of poetry, most recently The Smooth Yarrow (2012), six are fiction - three for children ( The "Lunch Bunch" trilogy published by Second Story Press) and three for adults (her new novel, Safe as Houses, is due out from Cormorant in May), and one award-winning work of literary criticism, The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape. Four of her books have been translated into French by Editions du Boreal in Montreal. www.susanglickman.com Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto. Sangeeta Bhadra is the author of Sam's Pet Temper, her debut children's picture book, published by Kids Can Press. ANDREW J. BORKOWSKI’s critically acclaimed debut short story collection, Copernicus Avenue, won the 2012 Toronto Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction. His work has been published in Grain, The New Quarterly, and in Storyteller magazine. His short story “Twelve Versions of Lech” was a selection for the 2007 Writer’s Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. Journalism credits include the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Forum, Quill & Quire, TV Guide, and the Los Angeles Times. www.andrewjborkowski.com. Nora Gold is a writer, activist, and the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal, Jewish Fiction .net. Her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the title story was praised by Alice Munro. Gold’s second book, Fields of Exile, received enthusiastic reviews, including praise from Cynthia Ozick. Dr. Gold is the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women's Studies in Education (CWSE), at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT), where she coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series. www.noragold.com

Authors for Indies at Another Story Bookshop

May 2, 2015, 11:00am - May 2, 2015, 6:00pm

Another Story Bookshop

Join Another Story Bookshop on Saturday, May 2nd, as we celebrate Authors for Indies! Authors across the country will be visiting independent bookstores to greet customers, recommend books, and highlight the importance of supporting independent bookshops in Canada. We have a star-studded group of Toronto authors coming to our store on this day, including: Olivia Chow, Judy Rebick, Carrianne Leung, Elizabeth Ruth, Farzana Doctor, Dennis Lee, Kyo Maclear, Carole Giangrande, Ayelet Tsabari, Catherine Bush, Christine Fischer Guy, Andrew Westoll, Michael Harris, Kenneth Oppel, Heather Birrell, Eva Stachniak, Naomi Klein, Oakland Ross, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rocco Agostino, Natale Ghent, Susan Glickman, Rosemary Sadlier, Sangeeta Bhadra, Andrew Borkowski and Nora Gold. The full schedule is below. Stop by for some coffee and treats, courtesy of Mabel's Bakery and Extra Butter Coffee, meet your favorite author or meet a new one, hear their recommendations for a book to read, and help us celebrate the spirit of independent bookstores! The event will take place at our store, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Grenadier). It is free, and everyone is welcome. Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but with regrets not our bathroom. For more information call us at 416-462-1104 or visit us at www.anotherstory.ca Full schedule: 11am: Carole Giangrande, Olivia Chow, Kenneth Oppel, Elizabeth Ruth, Nora Gold Noon: Christine Fischer Guy, Elizabeth Ruth, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rosemary Sadlier, Michael Harris, Carrianne Leung (coming at 12:30) 1pm: Christine Fischer Guy, Eva Stachniak, Drew Hayden Taylor, Andrew Westoll, Sangeeta Bhadra, Andrew Borkowski 2pm: Farzana Doctor, Judy Rebick, Eva Stachniak, Andrew Westoll (until 2:30pm) Sangeeta Bhadra, Dennis Lee 3pm: Farzana Doctor, Catherine Bush, Dennis Lee, Ayelet Tsabari, Heather Birrell, Rocco Agostino 4pm: Kyo Maclear, Naomi Klein, Heather Birrell, Susan Glickman, Catherine Bush 5pm: Oakland Ross, Natale Ghent Author Bios: Olivia Chow has been one of Canada’s most effective and well known public figures, serving in municipal politics in Toronto and on the national stage as a Canadian Member of Parliament. Olivia is also the best selling author of “Olivia Chow: My Journey”, published in 2014. Recently, Olivia Chow joined Ryerson University as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. www.oliviachow.ca Judy Rebick is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca. She also holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy. Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer, educator and business owner who lives in Toronto. She is the author of “The Wondrous Woo”, published by Inanna Publications. www.carrianneleung.com Elizabeth Ruth is a writer, editor, creative writing instructor and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence was a finalist for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Smoke, was chosen for the 2007 One Book One Community program. Elizabeth Ruth's third novel - Matadora, about a female bullfighter in 1930's Spain - was published in Canada in spring 2013 by Cormorant Books. www.elizabethruth.com Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author of two novels: Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement (which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012 and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award). She was named as one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011). Her third novel, All Inclusive, will be released October 2015. www.farzanadoctor.com Dennis Lee is celebrated internationally for his award-winning books for both children and adults. Among his best-loved titles are Alligator Pie, Jelly Belly, The Ice Cream Store, and Garbage Delight. Kyo Maclear is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. Her short fiction, essays and art criticism have been widely pub­lished and anthologized in North America, Europe and Asia/Australia. www.kyomaclearkids.com Carole Giangrande is the author of seven books, including two novels, two novellas and a short story collection. Her novella A Gardener on the Moon was co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky novella contest. Her eighth book — Here Comes The Dreamer — is due out in Fall 2015. www.carolegiangrande.com Ayelet Tsabari‘s first book, a collection of short fiction set in Israel and titled The Best Place on Earth, won the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and was nominated for The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. www.ayelettsabari.com Catherine Bush is the author of four novels. Her work has been critically acclaimed, published internationally and shortlisted for literary awards. Accusation (Goose Lane Editions, 2013) was one of NOW magazine’s Best Ten Books of 2013, an Amazon.ca Best Book and a Canada Reads Top 40 pick. www.catherinebush.com Christine Fischer Guy is a novelist and award-winning journalist who has lived and worked in London, England. Her debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, appeared in September 2014 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). www.christinefischerguy.com Heather Birrell is the author of two story collections, Mad Hope (one of the Globe and Mail‘s top 23 fiction picks for 2012) and I know you are but what am I?. heatherbirrell.com Andrew Westoll’s latest book is the national bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, the true story of a remarkable family of chimpanzees who spent decades as test subjects in a medical research lab, and who are now slowly recovering in an animal sanctuary near Montreal. The Chimps won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. www.andrewwestoll.com Michael Harris is a Canadian writer and editor. His book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection won the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2014 Governor General's Awards. www.endofabsence.com Kenneth Oppel’s books books include the Silverwing trilogy, which has sold over a million copies around the world, and Airborn, winner of the 2004 Governor General's Award for children's literature, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book award from the American Library Association. www.kennethoppel.ca Eva Stachniak is a writer based in Toronto. Her novel, The Winter Palace, based on the early life of Catherine the Great, has been a bestseller in Canada, Poland and Germany. www.evastachniak.com Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, No Logo and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her critically acclaimed new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. www.naomiklein.org Author and journalist Oakland Ross has written four books, including the novels The Dark Virgin and The Empire of Yearning, the travel memoir A Fire on the Mountains, and Guerrilla Beach, a collection of short stories that was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award. www.oaklandross.com Originally from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew Hayden Taylor has spent the last two decades travelling the world and writing about it from the Aboriginal perspective. An award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer, he has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone. www.drewhaydentaylor.com Rocco Agostino is the Executive Chef at Pizzeria Libretto. He is featured in the best-selling cookbook “Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants”. Natale Ghent is an critically acclaimed award-winning middle grade and YA author whose books include No Small Thing, The Odds Get Even, Millhouse, and Dark Company. www.nataleghent.com Susan Glickman is the author of thirteen books: six are volumes of poetry, most recently The Smooth Yarrow (2012), six are fiction - three for children ( The "Lunch Bunch" trilogy published by Second Story Press) and three for adults (her new novel, Safe as Houses, is due out from Cormorant in May), and one award-winning work of literary criticism, The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape. Four of her books have been translated into French by Editions du Boreal in Montreal. www.susanglickman.com Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario, she lives in Toronto. Sangeeta Bhadra is the author of Sam's Pet Temper, her debut children's picture book, published by Kids Can Press. ANDREW J. BORKOWSKI’s critically acclaimed debut short story collection, Copernicus Avenue, won the 2012 Toronto Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction. His work has been published in Grain, The New Quarterly, and in Storyteller magazine. His short story “Twelve Versions of Lech” was a selection for the 2007 Writer’s Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. Journalism credits include the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Forum, Quill & Quire, TV Guide, and the Los Angeles Times. www.andrewjborkowski.com. Nora Gold is a writer, activist, and the creator and editor of the prestigious online literary journal, Jewish Fiction .net. Her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the title story was praised by Alice Munro. Gold’s second book, Fields of Exile, received enthusiastic reviews, including praise from Cynthia Ozick. Dr. Gold is the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women's Studies in Education (CWSE), at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT), where she coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series. www.noragold.com

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