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Sharon Olds: Arias of the Personal and Political


Thu Feb 13, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been rescheduled from December 12, 2019 to February 13, 2020.

Sharon Olds presents Arias, her radical new collection of intimate life and political conscience, of race and class and a mother's violence.

One of contemporary poetry's leading voices, Sharon Olds writes with sensuality, humor, sprung rhythm, and remarkable imagery, to express truths about domestic and political violence, sexuality, family relationships, love, and the body. She is the winner of several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hear Sharon Olds read from her new collection, followed by a conversation about her career and trajectory as a poet. Conversation hosted by Jane Siberry.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

This event is part of Toronto Public Library's new poetry series re:verses, where we host conversations about the meaning and importance of poetry in our lives.

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