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54 readers, 10 hours – public literary performance of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at Robarts Library to mark World Book and Copyright Day

April 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – Award-winning Canadian authors and poets will join a cast of fifty-four volunteer readers for an uninterrupted literary performance of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The event to mark World Book and Copyright Day will take place at Robarts Library on April 23 and is open to the public.

World Book and Copyright Day celebrates global literacy and authorship, and provides an opportunity to illustrate the impact that material coming into the public domain has on popular culture and entertainment. In Canada, a book comes into the public domain 50 years after the death of the author, allowing the public to use the intellectual property of others to build upon existing ideas and create new and exciting work, such as the BBC series Sherlock, the Sherlock Holmes films and CBS’s Elementary.

This event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/worldbookandcopyrightday

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Collaborative Public Reading of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in its entirety

Where: Robarts Library, 2nd floor lobby, Harbord side | 130 St. George Street | Toronto

When: Thursday, April 23 | 9:00am – 7:30pm, or until finished

Notable readers include:

  • Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries: 9:30 am – 9:45 am
  • Peggy Perdue, Curator of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at the Toronto Public Library: 10:20 am – 10:30 am
  • Camilla Gibb: 11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • David Rotenberg: 11:50 am -12:00 pm
  • Alanna Mitchell: 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
  • Maureen Scott Harris: 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Wall
Communications Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries
416-978-1757
margaret.wall@utoronto.ca