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Reading Town kicks off Friday

Multiple events being held across city during week-long event
Greater Sudbury hosts Reading Town April 30 to May 8. Launching the initiative last month were (left) Jerry Dougherty, creative communicator with Reading Town Sudbury, and Sandy Crawley, executive director of the National Reading Campaign. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.
Bookworms rejoice — Reading Town takes over the city April 30 to May 8.
The National Reading Campaign has chosen Greater Sudbury as the latest site for its Reading Town initiative, where it partners with a city to create an exemplary model of what a reading Canada looks like. The initiative includes multiple events designed to get people reading.
A kickoff event takes place April 29 at 1 p.m. at Tom Davies Square. Reading Town is being held in conjunction with Le Salon du Livre du Grand Sudbury, the city's Francophone book fair, which takes place May 4-7.
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Here's just a few of the events:
April 30: Al Purdy Was Here – A night dedicated to “the country's unofficial poet laureate,” 7 p.m., Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University.
May 1: Tales on the Trails – Hike the story trail at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area and hear the story of a special honey bee during this family friendly event, 2:30 p.m.
May 3: Beer Book Appreciation – Join Stack Brewing owner Shawn Mailloux and self-described handsome brewer Michael Guillemette as they share their love of beer and books, 5 p.m., Fromagerie Elgin.
May 5: Spring Fling: Erotic Literary Cabaret – A night of sensual and erotic storytelling with sexpert Caroline Allard, 10 p.m., Little Montreal.


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