A couple of weeks ago, I attended a reading hosted by the Toronto Romance Writers. Called A Night out with Authors, the speakers were  Mary Sullivan, Molly O’Keefe and Susanna Kearsley. The venue was a warehouse like place on Brunswick Avenue (downtown) called the Tranzac – the Toronto Australia New Zealand Club. Basically, it was an open room, sort of like a low-ceilinged high school gym, with a bar to the right and a large stage in front of a few dozen card tables and hard plastic chairs. Zero atmosphere, zero trendy touches for such a hipster neighbourhood, but the sound system was great and the three ladies were amazing – funny, informative, friendly. It always surprises me when I buy something simple like…

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