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John Irving, Rupi Kaur & Jeff VanderMeer Celebrate TCA's 25th Anniversary

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Isabel Bader Theatre

93 Charles Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

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Join us for readings and a panel discussion from three New York Times bestselling authors!

The Cooke Agency, a Toronto-based literary agency, is celebrating 25 years in the publishing industry. To mark the occasion, we've asked three of our New York Times and internationally bestselling writers, John Irving, Rupi Kaur and Jeff VanderMeer, to join us onstage for readings, performances and conversation.

All proceeds from this seated event will be donated to First Book Canada, a non-profit organization that provides books to low-income and at-risk youth.

This special evening will celebrate readers and writers of all ages, acknowledging the influence that books have had on all our lives and giving back to a new generation of booklovers. We are proud to be able to do what we do, and hope to be doing it for another 25 years!

Books will be available for sale by Ben McNally Books.

Please note that tickets will not be available at the door.


About John Irving: John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. Mr. Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in 1980, for his novel The World According to Garp. He received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for his short story "Interior Space." In 2000, Mr. Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person. An international writer—his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages—John Irving lives in Toronto. His all-time best-selling novel, in every language, is A Prayer for Owen Meany. Avenue of Mysteries is his fourteenth and most recent novel.


About Rupi Kaur: Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, she published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2015, which quickly became an international bestseller. It graced the New York Timesbestseller list for over a year, selling over 1.5 million copies. milk and honey has been translated into over 23 languages. Her long-awaited untitled second collection continues her exploration with themes of love, loss, trauma, healing, and femininity. Along with writing and illustrating, Rupi has performed her poetry across the world. Her photography and art direction are warmly embraced and her poetry and prose are breaking international boundaries.


About Jeff VanderMeer: Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist, and the author most recently of Borne and the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy, the first book of which, Annihilation, is being released as a feature film starring Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, and Gina Rodriguez in spring 2018. His fiction has been translated into thirty-five languages and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

About First Book Canada: First Book Canada provides new books and educational resources to children from low-income families. Since 2009, First Book Canada has granted 5 million brand new books to children in need across the country. Through work with publishing partners, an ever-expanding network of volunteers, and over 5,000 members in their network, First Book Canada grants children in need unprecedented access to free and low-cost books, working through existing community programs and literacy efforts to elevate the quality of these programs with additional mission-related resources. For more information about First Book Canada please visit www.firstbookcanada.org.


About The Cooke Agency: The Cooke Agency was established in 1992 by Dean Cooke. In 2007 the company merged with The Harding Agency of Vancouver and is now co-owned by Vancouver-based literary agent Sally Harding. Twenty five years since it was founded, The Cooke Agency represents more than one hundred writers, including award-winning and bestselling authors, sells to publishers around the world and employs seven full-time employees. For more information about The Cooke Agency please visit www.cookeagency.ca.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, this is an all ages event! However, if you purchase a ticket with our available student discount you will be required to present student ID with your ticket at the door.

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No, they will not. Please purchase your ticket in advance.

What time will doors open?

We will begin to welcome guests at 6PM, one hour in advance of the event's start time.


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