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What's On: A griot summit and more...

A gathering of griots is coming together in the city. And that's just one of the many events worth checking out this weekend:


South North Griot Summit
May 29 to May 31
Harbourfront Centre

They say, "[t]he griot reminds us that the world is old but the future springs from the past." This city has some of the world's best spoken word artists. That local talent joins hands with storytellers from around the world to showcase how modern griots use language to address social and political concerns.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.


Torn From the Pages: Miriam Toews
May 30
Harbourfront Centre

This series is a brainchild of writer/musician Dave Bidini, which he describes as a meeting of the worlds of books and music. Bidini rounds up a crew of writers and musicians to present works inspired by an author's collection -- in this case Miriam Toews. And Toews will herself make a special appearance.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.


The Reading Line
May 30
Start Point: Six Points Interchange

Creators Amanda Lewis and Janet Joy Wilson bring their love of books and bikes together on this literary project. They have corralled authors and politicians to speak at various points of a bike ride between Six Points Interchange and Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette to draw attention to books and the lack of biking infrastructure.

For more information, check out The Reading Line website.


More Than a Yardage Sale
May 29 to May 30
Textile Museum

This annual sale of decorator and dressmaking fabric, yarn, quilting fabric and other supplies is a great excuse to discover one of the hidden gems in the city.

For more information, check out the Textile Museum of Canada's volunteer group website.


In Concert: Machel Montano
May 30
Wild Water Kingdom

The Trinidadian soca star will headline the Summer of Soca Festival.

For more information, check out the Summer of Soca Festival website.

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