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Events - 2008

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October 22, 2008 - Maclean's OnCampus Virtual Fair, 1 PM, Vincent Lam discusses 'Things I wish people had told me before I decided what to do with my life' , sponsored by the University of Toronto. Listen to Vincent's presentation

October 15, 2008 - A literary evening in support of The Cancer Research Soceity, featuring David Adams Richards, Rona Maynard, and Vincent Lam, doors open at 6:30 pm, program to begin at 7:30 pm at the Harbour Lighthouse, 2340 Ontario St. Oakville

October 8, 2008 - A literary evening in support of The Cancer Research Society,  featuring Miriam Toews, Elizabeth Hay, and Vincent Lam, doors open at 6:30 pm, program to begin at 7:30 pm at the Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Toronto. Read more about the event

October 2, 3008 - Keynote Dinner Address ' Storytelling, the Art of Doctors and Writers' to the Hamilton Academy of Medicine - Family Medicine Section - at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club

July 10, 2008 -
 London Literature Festival, sponsored by Diaspora Dialogues, featuring an evening of 'Toronto Stories', as read and discussed by Rawi Hage, Priscilla Uppal, and Vincent Lam, also featuring cult electro-breakbeat artists LAL, 7:45pm, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, England, see

June 11, 2008 -
Keynote Address on Excellence in Emergency Medicine - at the Canadian Association for Emergency Physicians Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, see

May 19-25
- Vincent Lam will be reading and discussing his work at the Sydney Book Fair, Sydney, Australia

May 8-10 -  Reading and Keynote Address by Vincent Lam, to be introduced by Margaret Atwood, in support of The Rare Bird Society, Pelee Island, Ontario

March 6, 2008 - 7:30 - Festival of Arts - A literary evening with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, featuring: Vincent Lam, Alissa York, Edward Carson, and Marina Nemat, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, one block south of St. George TTC Subway Station, Toronto, Ontario - FREE 

Feb 27 - 2008 - 7:30 pm - The Story Prize Reading - An evening with Vincent Lam,  Tessa Hadley and Jim Shepard, shortlisted finalists for 'The Story Prize' - Tishman Auditorium, New School, 66 West 12th St, New York City, NY, For tickets, call: 212 229 5488, or email

Feb 15 - 2008  - 12:00 pm - Keynote Address at Reading For The Love Of It - East York Scarborough Reading Association, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario (for conference registrants)

Feb 1, 2008 - 8:00 am - Keynote Address at Ontario Library Association - Superconference - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario (for conference registrants)

Jan 25, 2008 - 6:00 pm -  Meet Vincent at the American Booksellers Association - Annual Winter Fair - Reception and signing in Main Ballroom of Marriott Hotel, Lousville, Kentucky (for conference registrants)

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