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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
8:30pm

Strike Back The Empires

with JM Miro and RF Kuang
Hosted by Kate Heartfield

Strike Back The Empires

with JM Miro and RF Kuang
Hosted by Kate Heartfield
21
Friday
Oct
8:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
General
$25
$30
Reduced
$20
$25
Patrons
Free
Free
Get Tickets
(door price)
J. M. Miro - Photo by Centric Photography
Rebecca F. Kuang - Photo by mike styer

Author Kate Heartfield hosts a conversation on imagination, creativity, responsibility and freedom, inspired by two fantastic tales of Victorian youth battling supernatural exploitation. 

 

J. M. Miro’s  Ordinary Monsters  introduces readers to the dark, labyrinthine world of the Talents. England, 1882. Two children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness—a man made of smoke. 

 

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R. F. Kuang grapples with revolutions, resistance, and the use of language. 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation, the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. 

 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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