Monday, February 9, 2009
Michael Muhammad Knight will be in Toronto discussing his book Taqwacores in celebration of Freedom To Read Week!
Pages Books & Magazines presents This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS)
This Is Not A Reading Series celebrates Freedom To Read Week with the Canadian premiere of Michael Muhammad Knight’s controversial underground novel about the Muslim- punk movement, The Taqwacores (Publishers Group Canada). Montreal filmmaker Omar Majeed is currently working on a feature documentary about the real-life taqwacore bands who were inspired by Knight’s fictional creation. Majeed and Knight will show footage and discuss the politics of the Muslim-punk scene. Knight will then have an extended Q & A session with the audience, to be included in the documentary-in-progress.
A This Is Not A Reading Series Event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Publishers Group Canada, Eye Steel Films, EYE WEEKLY, Gladstone Hotel and Take Five On CIUT.
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen Street West
Tues Feb 24; 7:30pm (Doors 7pm) $5 (Free With Book Purchase)
Michael Muhammad Knight: Jennifer Lynch, Jennifer@pgcbooks.ca, (416)934-9900 ext 202
This Is Not A Reading Series: Chris Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 598-1447 ext 221