The Sunday Brunch

Host: Anne Giardini

Event Number: 76
Tickets: $40.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

The Sunday Brunch

Sunday, Oct 27
11:00am - 12:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street

What could be a more blissful way to spend a Sunday morning than sipping mimosas and eating freshly baked pastries with good friends? Why, listening to internationally acclaimed authors read to you live from their most recent works, of course. Authors offering musings alongside your muffins include Adam Foulds (Dream Sequence), Andrew Kaufman (All My Friends are Superheroes, now presenting his new book The Ticking Heart), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams), Ruby Porter (Attraction), Bindu Suresh (26 Knots) and Alicia Tobin (So You’re A Little Sad, So What?).

Presented in partnership with Kidsbooks.

Event Participants:

Adam Foulds


Adam Foulds is a poet and novelist from London, England, now resident in Toronto. He has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year, the European Union Prize for Literature and the E. M. Forster Award. His 2009 novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010.  He was named as one of Granta Magazine’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013 and of the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets in 2014.


Andrew Kaufman


Andrew Kaufman was born in Wingham Ontario, hometown of Alice Munro, which makes him the second best writer from a town of three thousand. His novel The Tiny Wife won the ReLit Award. Born Weird was Globe and Mail best book of the year. His work has been published in thirteen countries and translated into eleven languages. He currently lives in Toronto.


Derek Mascarenhas


Derek Mascarenhas is a graduate of University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, a finalist for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. Mascarenhas is one of four children born to parents who emigrated from Goa, India, and settled in Burlington, Ontario. A backpacker who has traveled across six continents, Mascarenhas lives in Toronto. Coconut Dreams is his first book.,@dpmasca

Ruby Porter

New Zealand

Ruby Porter is a prose-writer, poet and artist. She tutors creative writing at the University of Auckland, and in high schools. She was the winner of the Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Award in 2017, and the inaugural winner of the Michael Gifkins Prize in 2018, with her debut novel Attraction. Attraction was written during her Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland, and published in May by Melbourne-based Text Publishing.

Appearance is made possible thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand.

Bindu Suresh


Bindu Suresh, a former journalist and current paediatrician, is the author of short stories that have appeared in various literary publications. She studied literature at Columbia University and medicine at McGill University. Born in Wales, she grew up in Canada and has spent equal parts of her life in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She currently lives in Montreal. 

Alicia Tobin

British Columbia

Alicia Tobin is a comedian and writer living and working in Vancouver. She is the co-host of two popular podcasts, Retail Nightmares and Super! Sick! Podcast! and the creator of Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me, a live, entirely improvised comedy show that has been featured in a number of comedy festivals. She loves baked goods, animals, friendship and her miniature poodle, Hank Tobin. So You’re a Little Sad, So What? is her first book., @AliciaATobin