How would you enjoy discussing character development with Andrew Pyper over soup or salad or blogging with Neil Pasricha during the main course? If you have always dreamed of becoming a writer or at the very least rubbing shoulders with some of Canada’s best authors, then the Booklover’s Ball presented by Sun Life Financial is for you. Hosted by Cityline‘s Tracy Moore and Citytv’s Melanie Ng, the black-tie event takes place on Thurs., Feb. 7, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel with proceeds benefiting the Toronto Public Library.
You’ll have a chance to mingle with Canadian authors including Arlene Dickinson, Lloyd Robertson, Conrad Black, Jian Ghomeshi, Meg Tilly, Vincent Lam, Kevin O’Leary, Andrew Pyper, Nora Young, Brad Smith, Linwood Barclay, Neil Pasricha, Lawrence Hill and many others over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Then you’ll get to sit down with a celebrity author at your table.
The evening will include a silent auction with items donated by the Toronto Blue Jays, VIARail, Downward Dog Yoga, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and more to be announced.
After dinner, enjoy live entertainment who will highlight the evening’s featured books.
The dessert table will be provided by the Cake Opera Co.
Individual tickets are $750; corporate tables (for 8) are $7,500 and premium tables (for 10) are $10,000. Purchase tickets for the Booklover’s Ball online or contact Mimosa Kabir at 416-393-7237. If that’s a bit too steep for you, enter the contest online to win two tickets to the ball!