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Stroll with Shawn Micallef at the Power Plant This Weekend

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Stroll with Shawn Micallef at the Power Plant This Weekend

From our friends at Coach House Books:

This Sunday, November 14, Shawn Micallef (Eye Weekly, Spacing, Stroll) will lead a field trip from The Power Plant, with a psychogeographic walk of Toronto's Harbourfront.

If you haven't accompanied Shawn Micallef on a psychogeographic walk before, this is a great opportunity. Psychogeography is a way of breaking out of that routine and paying attention to and getting excited about the locations in the city. Not a historical tour, this walk is a drift through the neighbourhood where diversions and getting a bit lost will be encouraged. Be prepared to share your personal history and knowledge about Toronto's Harbourfront with fellow strollers.

Copies of Micallef's Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto will be available for purchase at the Power Plant. And attendees to the walk will receive a special limited-edition Harbourfront map illustrated by Marlena Zuber, illustrator of Stroll (while supplies last).
Shawn Micallef's book Stroll celebrates Toronto’s details at the speed of walking, taking readers from well-known spots like the CN Tower and Pearson Airport to the overlooked corners of Scarborough and all the way to the end of the Leslie Street Spit. The book features thirty-two walks, dozens of hand-drawn maps and illustrations by Marlena Zuber and a full-colour fold-out orientation map of Toronto. Micallef has been involved with such city-based projects and publications as [murmur], Spacing, Eye Weekly and the new Yonge Street online magazine.

'Shawn Micallef looks at the city in a way we all should more often -- he sees it as a living book that is alive with stories just waiting to be told to the attentive observer.' – David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto

'A smart and intimate guide to the city that makes you feel like an insider from start to finish.' – Douglas Coupland

Walking with Shawn Micallef

Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West
3 p.m.
$4 for members, $ for non-members (at the door)
Free entry with book purchase

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