On April 26th, 2017 another inspired crowd celebrated the power of reading. Your attendance and support raised over $90,000 and helps First Book Canada put brand new books into the hands of kids who need them the most.
Get Lit, Toronto
On Wednesday, April 25th, the 10th annual Get Lit will be held at Berkeley Church on 315 Queen St. E. in Toronto, benefiting First Book Canada. Unlike any other event in the calendar, it draws together diverse readers who share their own passion for the printed word and engage the audience with their personal journeys through literature.
Get Lit was founded Romina Tina Fontana in 2005. Inspired by Canadian poet Al Purdy’s famously intense and comic public readings, Romina decided to create a unique fundraising event and invite eminent Canadians to read from their favourite piece of writing.
Last year’s readers included: Molly Johnson, Kamal Al-Solaylee, The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Mayor John Tory, Betsy Williamson, and Sarah Keenlyside.