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TINARS becomes part of the successful Pages UnBound

Join the greatest cultural conversations!

Thanks to the extraordinary success of this spring's Pages Festival + Conference, Marc Glassman announced today that his award-winning literary program This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) and future festivals will be presented as Pages UnBound (PUB).

Pages UnBound will comprise a curated series of multi-disciplinary events between September 2014 and April 2015, culminating in the second Pages Festival, Pages UnBound: The Festival, scheduled for 7th to 10th May 2015.



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Exploring the Evolving Word
March 13–15 2014, Toronto

We are in the midst of the greatest transformation in cultural production and dissemination in centuries. The digital age has created a seismic shift, challenging the existing models of creation and distribution of artistic fare. Cue a festival that takes stock of the changes that have happened to our culture and moves us to where we're going, The Pages Festival + Conference.

The Pages Festival + Conference embraces new technology and is proud to present the first of multiple mixed media events that will combine the finest contemporary Canadian writers with practitioners from digital media and other art forms. Featuring multi-layered presentations at the Randolph Theatre as part of the Festival, and seminars, workshops and panel discussions on diverse topics as part of the Conference at the Tranzac Club, The Pages Festival + Conference is rapidly becoming the hub of conversation and buzz about the evolving word.

Festival Program.

Pages Festival + Conference
March 13th-15th, 2014

Two locations:
Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St.
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave.

The Pages Festival + Conference presents three days of mixed media events combining contemporary Canadian writers with practitioners from digital media and other art forms.

Download a concise program of Festival events to read or print.

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FESTIVAL DETAILS AND IMAGES HERE


For more detailed information and images click above for our
Festival Program page.


Conference Program.

Friday, March 14th, All Day
Tranzac Club

The Conference parallels the Festival events with panel discussions addressing the impact of technology on all aspects of publishing, from graphic novels to poetry, educational publishing, drama and self-publishing.

9:00 am – Main Hall

Keynote address: Bob Stein on "The Future of the Book"


10:30 am – Main Hall

The Future of the Hybrid Book
(e-book + p-book) in Publishing


10:30 am – Southern Cross Lounge

The Future of Poetry


1:30 pm – Main Hall

The Future of Educational & Scholarly Publishing


1:30 pm – Southern Cross Lounge

The Future of Drama Publishing


3:30 pm – Main Hall

The Future of Self-publishing


3:30 pm – Southern Cross Lounge

The Future of the Graphic Novel


5:15 pm – 6:30 pm – Southern Cross Lounge

Performance and Reception

CONFERENCE DETAILS AND IMAGES HERE


For more detailed information and images click above for our
Conference Program page.


Two locations in Toronto's
Annex Neighbourhood.

The Randolph Theatre
736 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
(416) 924-2243
randolphacademy.com

Housed within the Randolph Centre for the Arts, the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts is a gathering place for those who have a passion for the performing arts and seek an outlet for creative expression. It is devoted to nurturing the careers of budding artists, and contributing to the arts community at large.

The Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2
(416) 923-8137
tranzac.org

The TRANZAC (an abbreviation of Toronto Australia New Zealand Club) is a non-profit member-supported community organization with a focus on promoting arts, music and theatre. It also works to promote and support Australian and New Zealand culture in Toronto. The Tranzac is open to the public and is home to music and community theatre most nights of the week in the intimate Southern Cross Lounge and larger Main Hall both with bar service. The Main Hall features a curtained stage and a professional sound system. The smaller Southern Cross Lounge is available for meetings, performances, poetry readings and other intimate events.

A new kind of festival.

The Pages Festival + Conference is designed to embrace new technologies and how they are affecting the literary and publishing world.

The festival has two components:

Festival of Events
Thursday, March 13th and Friday, March 14th, Evenings
Saturday, March 15th, Afternoon and Evening
Randolph Theatre

Canadian authors work in collaboration with digital artists and other creative folk ranging from actors to dancers to musicians in multi-layered presentations.

Conference
Friday, March 14th, All Day
Tranzac Club

The conference parallels the Festival events with panel discussions addressing the impact of technology on all aspects of publishing, from graphic novels to poetry, educational publishing and children's literature.

The Pages Festival + Conference is a natural outgrowth of two institutions; the multiple award-winning independent, Pages Books & Magazines, and This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS), both created by Artistic Director Marc Glassman. TINARS was voted “best reading series” in the prestigious NOW annual poll.

Marc Glassman is an event producer, editor, film programmer, writer and broadcaster. He was awarded the Toronto Arts Award in literature in 2000 and the Tom Berner Prize for support of independent filmmaking in 2003. Marc was the proprietor of Pages on Queen Street West in Toronto for 30 years.


The Pages Festival + Conference is a project of
The Force for Cultural Events Production Inc.

Board of Directors and Festival + Conference Planning Committee:

Judy Wolfe, President
Marc Glassman, Artistic Director
Steve Glassman
Ellen Wexler
Ellen Besen
Marc Cote
Jay Katz
Bob Logan
Bob Kasher
Tasleem Thawar
Doina Popescu
Patrick Crowe


Festival + Conference Personnel:

Robert Labossiere, Operations Manager
Jordan Sonenberg, Design and Web Development
Meredith Wright, Social Media
Zile Liepins, Operations Assistant
Emma Best, Volunteer Coordinator

Contact.

Want to know more about the festival? Volunteer?

To support this innovative new project as a sponsor or partner, please contact Jay Katz. See what our sponsor benefit package includes here. [451 KB]

If you would like to volunteer for Festival events or at the Conference, please send an email to volunteer@pagesfestival.com with the subject line: Volunteer.

Pages Festival + Conference Tel: 647-921-1447
Email: info@pagesfestival.com
Artistic Director and Programming: Marc Glassman, marc@pagesfestival.com
Operations Coordinator: Robert Labossier, robert@pagesfestival.com
Volunteer: volunteer@pagesfestival.com
Media: Debby de Groot, MDG Associates, Tel: 647 295 2970 debby@mdgassociates.com.

Pages Festival + Conference is grateful for the generous support of our funders and sponsors:
NOW Magazine, The Ontario Arts Council, Ryerson University, Xenophile Media, The Porcupine's Quill and Coach House Press.

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