The folks behind The Reading Line want to make the city a better place, one street (well, trail in this year's case) and one book at a time. This year's book ride encourages participants to reflect on the benefits of nature and improved mental health along with the power of literature to change lives and how we interact with the city.
Established in 2014, the free "book ride" is an annual literary festival on two wheels that promotes local authors and advocates for improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
The 2017 book ride, taking place on Saturday, August 26, 2017, with a focus on nature, will tour mobile audiences to see the city from a new perspective through the lens of literature.
On August 21, Charlie's Freewheels will host a Bike and Poetry workshop as part of The Reading Line series. You can find more information here.
The book ride is approximately 8 km starting at the Children's Peace Theatre, heading along the Taylor Creek Trail to Evergreen Brick Works and then following the Don River Trail to our final destination at Corktown Common.
Featured books and authors include: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez, Aluta by Adwoa Badoe , An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands by Robert Burley, Fauna by Alissa York, Dancing in the Rain by Nadha Hassen, Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer by John Lorinc and Jane Farrow and The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari.
Here's the link to for more information and an image of the route, below.
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