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Some good news for all booklovers and people who want to know their Canadian authors better. Toronto's The Spoke Club, soon-to-be-opened Thompson Toronto and Open Book: Toronto have partnered to present a new event series, the Toronto Literary Salon.

Do what engaged and curious people have done for centuries and gather with writers for a salon. The point? To amuse each other, to be inspired by writing and culture, to expand one's knowledge and opinions through conversation. Salons are where true dialogue (and yes, often feisty arguments) emerge.

The Toronto Literary Salon is pleased to present a fascinating series of Canadian writers throughout 2010, writers who will spark discussion and provoke an exchange of ideas with you. The series will be quarterly and rotate between the two venues, both important arts & culture hubs: The Spoke Club and the Thompson Hotel.

"As a gathering place for creative types and a dedicated supporter of all things cultural, we at The Spoke Club are delighted to be co-presenting the Toronto Literary Salon," says Pierre Jutras, President at The Spoke Club.

"Thompson Toronto is excited to be a part of the presenting group behind the Toronto Literary Salon," comments Tony Cohen, Owner, Thompson Toronto. "We look forward to welcoming authors and Salon guests into our new space."

The inaugural Salon will be held Tuesday, April 27, at The Spoke Club, featuring Canadian authors Joey Comeau, David Eddie and Russell Smith. Author Nathan Whitlock will host. The event opens at 6:30 p.m., the Salon discussion will start around 7 p.m. and attendees also have the unique opportunity to reserve a $35 prix fixe dinner with the authors. Dinner will follow the one-hour Salon. Full event details can be found on Open Book's Events Page.

The remaining 2010 events will be held early summer at the Thompson Hotel and with two autumn Salons, one each at The Spoke Club and the Thompson Hotel. Authors, dates and event details to be announced soon.

"We know these events are going to be a lot of fun," says Amy Logan Holmes, Executive Director of Open Book. "And most important, this is a fantastic way for Torontonians to get to know their Canadian authors better – through conversation."

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