Luminato, the Toronto festival of arts and creativity, has announced that it is partnering with The New Yorker magazine, sponsored by RBC to present a series of lectures and panel discussions during the first weekend of the festival,June 12 & 13. The festival runs June 10 - 19.
It is the first time The New Yorker magazine has curated a program of events for a festival other than its own. The lectures and panels complement Luminato's focus for 2011 on art and artists from the Arabic world. They will feature New Yorker editor David Remnick, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, best-selling author (and Canadian expatriate) and New YorkerNew Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, and renowned New Yorker fiction writers Colm Tóibín, Chris Adrian, and Allegra Goodman. staff writer Malcolm Gladwell, Israeli journalist Amira Hass, Libyan fiction writer Hisham Matar,
"Through this New Yorker program, Luminato furthers its commitment to collaborating with extraordinary international partners to curate programs that enhance the overall Festival experience," said Janice Price, CEO, Luminato.
"We are delighted to partner with Luminato to bring The New Yorker to Toronto in celebration of the Festival's fifth anniversary," said The New Yorker's publisher Lisa Hughes. "We are most grateful to our partners, RBC and the Canadian Tourism Commission, for helping us bring this important programming to our readers in Canada."