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Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8

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A festival of books and reading for young adults. BookShout! will bring together some of today's most exciting YA authors and artists to talk about their work, their latest projects and meet Toronto's most enthusiastic young readers.

Writers appearaing at BookShout!

S.K. Ali is a Toronto teacher whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star. Her family of Muslim scholars is consistently listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World. Her debut novel is Saints and Misfits.

Kelley Armstrong the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series, and the young adult trilogy Darkest Powers, the Darkness Rising trilogy, and the Nadia Stafford series.

Elly Blake is the author of the New York Times bestselling Frostblood Saga. She has held a series of seemingly random occupations, including project manager, customs clerk, graphic designer, reporter for a local business magazine, and library assistant.

Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She is the author of Missing Nimama, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and is a Forest of Reading Golden Oak Finalist. Her other books include Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools and the teen novels He Who Dreams, The Missing, One Night, and Rez Runaway.

Vicki Grant has published fifteen critically acclaimed and award-winning novels in her native Canada. She is also an award-winning TV scriptwriter and advertising copywriter.

Lesley Livingston is an award-winning author of teen fiction best known for her Wondrous Strange trilogy. Her fascination with ancient Celtic and classical civilizations?spurred on by recently discovered archaeological evidence supporting the existence of female gladiators inspired Fallon's story in The Valiant.

Jane Ozkowski's debut YA novel, Watching Traffic, focuses on growing up in a small town and the exciting yet terrifying summer after high school graduation. It's also about a box of gold-capped teeth. When not writing, Jane enjoys playing croquet, riding her bicycle, and travelling. She currently lives in Quebec City, but will be heading back to Ontario in the new year.

Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, including The Nose from Jupiter, Zomboy, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book and The Wolf and Me. When he's not writing or talking about writing, Richard teaches at Humber College and gets laughed at by his children. He has four of them. Well, really, they have him.

Teresa Toten is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series. Teresa was twice shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for The Game and Me and The Blondes, and won the Governor General’s Literary Award for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada on that same day, she lives in Toronto. Her latest book is Beware that Girl.


BookShout! is being presented in partnership with Mabel's Fables Young Adult Department.

Books will be for sale at this event and all authors will be signing. Cash, debit or credit accepted.

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Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent or where not explicitly authorized by the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56.

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