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Wayson Choy
Monday, June 28 at 9:05 pm
Podcast: Monday, July 5

Where: CBC Radio “Ideas”
Listen to a lecture by award-winning novelist Wayson Choy on CBC Radio show “Ideas”

In case you miss the lecture, it will also be released as a podcast a week later, Monday, July 5.
You will be able to download the podcast at CBC Radio.
Scroll down the page until you see the Ideas icon and follow the downloading instructions.

About Wayson Choy: Born  in 1939. Choy he spent his childhood in the city’s Chinatown. Choy graduated University of British Columbia, where he studied creative writing. In 1962, Choy moved to Toronto in taught at Humber College from 1967 to 2004. He continues to teach at the Humber School for Writers. He was president of Cahoots Theatre Company of Toronto from 1999 to 2002. Choy is the author of the novel The Jade Peony (1995) which won the [Trillium Book Award]] and the City of Vancouver Book Award. In 2010, it was selected as one of five books for the CBC’s annual Canada Reads competition. His memoir Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood (1999) won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award.

Choy’s latest novel, All That Matters, was published in 2004 and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2005, he was named a member of the Order of Canada. (source: Wikipedia)

About CBC Radio Ideas: Ideas is CBC Radio’s premier program of contemporary thought, with an audience of approximately 400,000 listeners. Ideas is eclectic in form and content. They  social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities. Most of the programs are documentaries in which thoughts are gathered, contexts explored, and connections made.
Chin International Picnic

Date: July 1st, 3rd and 4th,
Toronto, ON, Exhibition Place

If you are in the Toronto Area, be sure to catch the 44th Chin International Picnic, the largest free picnic in the world! Watch feature performances from artists from all over the world including China, Pakistan, India, Portugal, and Italy.

Treats for the sight and sound!

2nd annual Shinsedai Cinema Festival

Date: July 22- July 25 2010
Where: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto, Ontario) 6 Garamond Court North-east of Don Mills and Eglinton Avenue East

Shinsedai Cinema Festival, a four-day celebration of Japanese Indie Films that offer a glimpse into Japanese life, culture and commentary.J oining the already announced screenings of Kenji Mizoguchi’s silent classic “The Water Magician” (with live musical accompaniment by Toronto’s Vowls), the Canadian Premiere of Gen Takahashi’s police epic “Confessions of a Dog” and the Toronto Premiere of the award-winning concert documentary “Live Tape” – just to name a few. Go to the website for a full schedule line up. Be sure to view some cinematic pleasures!

New this year is the screening room series where specific films offering a more in-depth look into Japanese life and culture run continuously throughout the Festival in a separate, smaller, more intimate screening room that will be free for attendees.

See the schedule line up and purchase your tickets today!

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