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The Robs Take Toronto

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Tuesday April 12, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto  (map)

And Toronto will never be the same again...

Robert Shearman has worked as a writer for television, radio and the stage. He was appointed resident dramatist at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and has received several international awards for his theatrical work, including the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, the World Drama Trust Award and the Guinness Award for Ingenuity in association with the Royal National Theatre. His plays have been regularly produced by Alan Ayckbourn, and on BBC Radio by Martin Jarvis. However, he is probably best known as a writer for Doctor Who, reintroducing the Daleks for its BAFTA winning first series, in an episode nominated for a Hugo Award.

His first collection of short stories, Tiny Deaths, was published by Comma Press in 2007. It won the World Fantasy Award for best collection, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. His second collection of short stories,  Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, has won the the Best Collection category of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and the Edge Hill Short Story Readers Prize.

Robert Paul Weston is a British-born Canadian children's author. His debut was the award-winning novel-in-verse, Zorgamazoo. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals in Canada, the UK and the United States. His second novel, a dark fantasy for young adults entitled Dust City, was published in October of 2010. The story is narrated by the son of the wolf who killed Little Red Riding Hood. Weston currently lives in Toronto, where he teaches courses in young adult fantasy fiction and writing for young adults in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.

Robert Priest also known as Dr Poetry on CBC’s Wordbeat has performed his exciting mix of poems and songs all over the world. His words have been debated in the legislature, posted in the Transit system, quoted by politicians, turned into a hit song and widely published in text books and anthologies.



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