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Tonight (Wednesday), author Richard Ford will be in Toronto for the annual Pen Canada benefit, the event that kicks off the 2010 International Festival of Authors.

Ford's forthcoming novel Canada -- a story "of revenge and violent retribution set on the Saskatchewan prairie, in the early 1960s," says, Ecco, his publisher -- formalizes his well-known fondness for this country. He will be in conversation with Writer & Company's Eleanor Wachtel. Mark Kingwell will host.

Proceeds from this event go to PEN Canada. PEN Canada operates a number of programs, including "Free Expression in Canada."

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PEN CANADA BENEFIT: Richard Ford in Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

  • Wednesday, October 20, 8:00 PM
  • Fleck Dance Theatre
  • For ticket information, please visit www.readings.org.
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