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Luminato Festival

Since 2007, Luminato Festival has taken over Toronto's venues and public spaces for ten days in June to celebrate theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, magic, film and more!

This year's Literary @ Luminato events kicked off on Saturday with The North-South Project, an original work of collective storytelling made up of prose pieces that consider what it means to be lost, the significance of memory, imagination and history, and how all of these intersect and contribute to our sense of place and belonging.

If you missed out on Saturday's event, there are still two opportunities to check out other literary offerings from Luminato.

On June 23, don't miss Luminato Literary Talks: The Mexican Drug War in Film, Fact + Fiction, a riveting panel discussion about the Mexican drug trade. The discussion will be moderated by Luminato's Literary + Ideas Curator Noah Richler, and will feature Louie Palu, celebrated Canadian documentary photographer of the war in Afghanistan and now the US border with Mexico, renowned investigative journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico and Emmy Award-winning Angela Kocherga alongside Governor-General's Award-winning writer John Vaillant, author of The Jaguar's Children.

For those who love books and music in equal measure, check out Luminato Literary Talks: Music in Words on June 24. Two celebrated Canadian musicians (Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea and David Usher of Moist) who have become authors meet two writers (Lynn Crosbie and Eric Siblin) who have consciously addressed ideas about music in their work. The discussion will be moderated by Denise Donlon, former CEO of Sony Music Canada and author of her own impending memoir.

For more information about Luminato Festival and for a full schedule of events, please visit the Luminato website.

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