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Bad Girls Collective | Read 010

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Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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Join Bad Girls Collective June 06 for an evening of discussion with author Carrianne Leung–the Book Club's currently selected Read–'That Time I Loved You’. The book tells a deeply moving tale of a tumultuous 1970s Scarborough suburb-recently longlisted for CBC Canada Reads and finalist for the Toronto Book Award.

We will be dissecting the book with our host Erin Kang, and a larger conversation surrounding community building and segregation.




The Full Run Down

Thursday June 06
7-10PM
held at The Centre for Social Innovation Annex Lounge

Selected Read: That Time I Loved You by Carrianne Leung

7-7:30 | Expand you girl gang and come to mix + mingle with Toronto's baddest women before the discussion begins featuring charcuterie by The Cheese Boutique and wine/beer on the house.

7:30-9 | The evening will begin with a special spoken word performance to set the stage for our discussion with author Carrianne Leung hosted by Erin Kang. Including an audience Q+A

9-9:30 | Shop our Bad Girls Market with local makers and shakers.




Two ticket options available:

Membership Preview - The Baddest Book Clubber
+ a copy of the book delivered to your door with our Reading Guide and Bad Girls Book Mark
+ Bad Girls Perks aka some sweet treats
+ reserved seating to Read010
+ eats + complimentary drinks
*Limited Quantities

The Straight-Up Bad Gal
+ general admission to Read010
+ eats + complimentary drinks

A portion of proceeds will be donated to a local charity or cause.




About the Author Carrianne Leung

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, was shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards and longlisted for the 2019 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads. Carrianne’s work has also appeared in The Puritan, Ricepaper, The Globe and Mail, Room Magazine, Prairie Fire and Open Book Ontario. She lives in Toronto.

About our Host Erin Kang

Erin Kang (she/her) is a Korean-Canadian settler living in Toronto. She works as a freelance facilitator, curriculum writer, educator, event producer, and storyteller. Erin's work lies at the intersections of anti-oppressive pedagogy, community collaborations, and creative arts. She likes to explore the concepts of identity, resilience, community healing and wellbeing, and strategies for grassroots resistance. She is the founder of Stories of Ours, a grassroots project that aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and creative arts.

The Read: That Time I Loved You

The suburbs of the 1970s promised to be heaven on earth—new houses, new status, happiness guaranteed. But in a Scarborough subdivision populated by newcomers from all over the world, a series of sudden catastrophic events reveals that not everyone’s dreams come true. Moving from house to house, Carrianne Leung explores the inner lives behind the tidy front gardens and picture-perfect windows, always returning to June, an irrepressible adolescent Chinese-Canadian coming of age in this shifting world. Through June and her neighbours, Leung depicts the fine line where childhood meets the realities of adult life, and examines, with insight and sharp prose, how difficult it is to be true to ourselves at any age.

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