Rebecca Makkai and Alexander Chee: The Writing Life

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

789 Yonge Street

#2nd floor

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Rebecca Makkai and Alexander Chee appear together in conversation to talk about their most recent books, for a discussion about writing as an act of love and remembrance.

Conversation hosted by author and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman.

Alexander Chee appears to discuss How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, a book that examines some of the most formative experiences of Chee’s life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis and his adult reckoning with childhood sexual trauma.

Rebecca Makkai joins the conversation with her award-winning novel The Great Believers, which was one of the New York Times‘ Top Ten Books of 2018. Set in Chicago at the height of the American AIDS epidemic, as well as in 2015 Paris, The Great Believers chronicles the crisis from initial outbreak to present day.




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Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.




This event is part of our signature literary series The Appel Salon, where we host local and international authors in conversation about their new books and big ideas. The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Check out the full lineup at tpl.ca/appelsalon

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

789 Yonge Street

#2nd floor

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Canada

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