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Stephen King and Owen King to Headline Benefit for PEN Canada at the IFOA

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Stephen King and Owen King to Headline Benefit for PEN Canada at the IFOA

From our friends at Authors at Harbourfront Centre:

Thirty-nine years, 50 books and 350 million copies into his literary career, Stephen King will discuss the writing life with his son, first-time novelist Owen King, on the opening night of the 34th International Festival of Authors in his only scheduled Canadian appearance.

The Kings will headline PEN Canada’s annual benefit to take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre. Award-winning mystery writer Louise Penny will moderate the discussion.

“We are thrilled that Stephen and Owen King are supporting the work of PEN,” said Charlie Foran, President, PEN Canada. "The evening promises to be a rare glimpse of an intimate father-son conversation about life and art."

Stephen King will present his new novel, Doctor Sleep, which returns to the characters and the territory of his first best-selling hardcover novel, The Shining, including the now middle-aged Dan Torrance. Owen King will present his debut novel, Double Feature, which explores the creative life and the complicated relationship between a B-movie actor and his filmmaking son.

Tickets to the event are $100 with all proceeds going to PEN Canada. Advance tickets are available to PEN Patrons and the International Festival of Authors Patrons NOW by calling the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000. Tickets for the general public will be available on Thursday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m. by calling the box office or by visiting

For information on how to become a PEN Canada Patron, call 416-703-8448. For information on how to become a Patron of the International Festival of Authors, call 416-973-4760.

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