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GUILLERMO DEL TORO: AT HOME WITH MONSTERS

The Art Gallery of Ontario housed the GUILLERMO DEL TORO: AT HOME WITH MONSTERS exhibit. I had the pleasure of visiting the exhibit. See pictures I took below.

The only work of del Toro’s that I’ve seen is The Book of Life, which is a gorgeously animated film.

 

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The Field Museum

Had the pleasure of visiting the Field Museum in Chicago. I especially liked the dinosaurs on display. I was also quite shaken to learn that giant land sloths used to exist.

Below are photos that I took of various exhibits.

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Anime North (#AN2017)

Showing off my manga haul for this year. I purchased the following:

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Also, here are some other irrelevant photos I took.

The FOLD Festival (#FOLD2017)

I attended the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) recently in Brampton. The FOLD continues to provide diverse authors and audiences with a platform to connect and address the issues of diversity in the literary scene.

You can find some recorded panels on their Facebook page.

I took some photos at the festival and of the city:

Here’s my book haul:

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A few hashtags/points I’d like to point out to writers are the following:

For my fellow librarians/information professionals, we too can play a role in promoting and investing in diverse CanLit. It was mentioned at one panel that teachers and librarians are usually the first and best at generating buzz about books and purchasing them for their students/patrons. If we want to continue supporting diverse fiction, we can do so actively through our work.

The Art of Cartography

I went to the Art of Cartography exhibit hosted at the Toronto Reference Library. It was fascinating to see how cartography and its practices have changed throughout the ages.

Highlights included:

Frislanda, a fictional island that had been included in maps for over a century
-The politically charged ‘beaver maps’

Below are the images I took.