When : October & November 2022
Where : Vancouver, Toronto, and Virtually

Celebrating 15 Years of Read for the Cure!


2022 marks a significant anniversary for Read for the Cure, an inspiring literary event series which supports the Cancer Research Society’s Environment-Cancer Fund each year. Presented by Penguin Random House Canada, this year’s exciting events will connect book lovers across the country with bestselling authors in Toronto, Vancouver and online.

Help fund essential research for cancer treatment and prevention while engaging with Canada’s most-anticipated books and literary heavyweights. Your book and ticket purchase ensures critical scientific study can continue for years to come.

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Event: 7:30–9:30pm (PST); Cocktail hour starting from 6:30pm (PST).

Three national bestsellers take the stage at one of the city’s premiere social destinations, Vancouver Club. Winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for this year’s Canada Reads, Omar El-Akkad’s What Strange Paradise portrays the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. Vancouver visual artist and designer Douglas Coupland’s Binge was an instant national bestseller and features a plethora of unforgettable characters, written with Coupland’s signature humour and profundity. Multi-award winning Canadian singer and actress Jann Arden gets personal about her life, failure and aging in If I Knew Then, a memoir rich with hard-won truths, passion and pain. Local personality and CTV News Vancouver anchor Mi-Jung Lee moderates. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime conversation between three exceptional talents at Vancouver’s hottest social hub.


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7:30–9:30pm ET; Online Access

Internationally bestselling authors discuss their blockbuster works in true crime, literary fiction, and memoir.
Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright’s Stories I May Regret Telling You intimately shares extraordinary experiences of love, loss, motherhood, divorce, the music industry, and more. Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout strikes gold with Lucy by the Sea, a poignant, pitch-perfect novel about a divorced couple stuck together during lockdown. Sarah Weinman’s Scoundrel is a shocking true-crime masterpiece on the wrongful exoneration of killer Edgar Smith and the many people who fell prey to his charm. Moderated by the incredible Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, former CBC Host host and broadcaster, this will be an evening exploring love, deception, isolation and the will to overcome. Join Read for the Cure for a fascinating conversation followed by an audience Q&A.


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7:30–9:30pm (EST); Cocktail hour starting from 6:30pm (EST).

Three of the most dazzling novelists of our generation bring tales of love, identity and family to Toronto’s Palais Royale on its centennial.
The meaning of family is stretched, blurred and made anew in Camilla Gibb’s bestselling novel, The Relatives. Giller-nominee Kathleen Winter dazzles with Undersong, a reimagining of the lost years of Dorothy Wordsworth, a misunderstood and overlooked Romantic Era genius who was also the sister of enduring poet, William Wordsworth. Order of Canada recipient and bestselling novelist, international playwright, and actor Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fayne conjures classical Gothic mystery and elegance through its palpable setting, haunted characters and dire pacing. Internationally-acclaimed journalist and feature writer for the Globe and Mail and CBC TV host Johanna Schneller moderates this lively, beguiling conversation, followed by an audience Q&A.


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