TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The early bird rate for The Canadian Journalism Foundation's upcoming J-Talk The Coveted Journey: From Journalist to Bestselling Author has been extended until October 17. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 22 at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
It's no secret that many journalists have a book manuscript tucked away. Or a great idea for the Great Canadian Novel. But rare is the journalist who achieves big-time commercial success beyond the newsroom. Linwood Barclay, the former Toronto Star humour columnist turned author of suspense novels, and Lisa Gabriele, the former show runner at CBC's Dragons' Den who found success with an erotic novel first published under a pseudonym (now turned into a trilogy), talk about the journey from journalist to bestselling author in this discussion with Globe and Mail Books Editor Jared Bland.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the authors at a cocktail reception after the discussion.
A limited number of signed copies of Linwood Barclay's A Tap on the Window and Lisa Gabriele's SECRET Shared will be available to attendees at the event, at 20 per cent off the Canadian cover price.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22
Registration 6:00 p.m. / Presentation 6:30 p.m. / Reception 8:00 p.m.
Early bird tickets: $20
Student tickets (with ID): $15
General admission tickets: $25
Please register at http://cjfauthors.eventbrite.ca/.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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