Fabulous Free Author Talks Are Coming to the Toronto Reference Library This Fall!

It’s no secret the She Does The City team loves books. Of course, we also love authors, because they make books. That’s why we’re so excited for the upcoming Bram and Bluma Appel Salon series.

Running until December, the series is a celebration of the most topical books of the moment; however, we’re particularly excited that so many of this season’s writers are women! From Candace Bushnell to memoirist Carmen Maria Machado, Bluma Appel is bringing the coolest literary ladies to Toronto!

Whether you fancy fiction or nonfiction, there’s a Bluma Appel event for you. On September 6, the Internet’s favourite gynecologist, THE Dr. Jen Gunter, will be discussing her new book about women’s reproductive health. Famous for her candid tweets about everything from abortion to yoni eggs, Gunter’s book is aptly titled Vagina, because she doesn’t beat around the bush (pun intended).

If you’re more into literary pathos than frank talk about anatomy, Emma Donoghue, famous for her 2010 novel Room, will be discussing her latest book, Akin, on September 9. With Akin, Donoghue explores a variety meaty themes, including love, loss, and family. The best part? The story is set in the French Riviera. How glamorous!

Other exciting events include an evening with Glory Edim on September 25. Erdem will discuss her edited collection of essays, Well-Read Black Girl. Well-Read Black Girl is an anthology of thought-provoking essays from black women authors about why representation matters. And of course, we’re excited to hear Emily Nussbaum, the world’s pre-eminent television critic, discuss her new book I Like To Watch. Nussbaum’s book is a collection of essays about the Golden Age of Television and how it’s challenged everything we thought we knew about TV. From Buffy The Vampire Slayer to Breaking Bad, Nussbaum has thoughts about all your favourite shows!

Entry to all Bluma Appel events is free; however, you will require a ticket. Tickets are released three weeks prior to each event. There is a limit of two tickets per valid email address. Each event will take place at the lovely Bram and Bluma Appel salon itself, which is located on the second floor of The Toronto Reference Library (AKA. The coolest place in the city).

We hope to see you there!

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