PEN Canada Writers in Exile Unite for Successful Launch of "Uncaged Voice" at Ben McNally Book Store, Queen Street, East Toronto
Edited by : Gezahegn Mekonnen Demissie -10/25/2023
Toronto, ON - October 25, 2023 In a stirring celebration of literature, freedom of expression, and the resilience of writers who have faced authoritarian regimes worldwide, the Ben McNally Book Store on Queen Street, East Toronto, hosted the triumphant launch of "Uncaged Voice" on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. This remarkable event, which kicked off at 6:00 PM, attracted a diverse assembly of literary enthusiasts and supporters to 108 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, M5C 1S4. "Uncaged Voice" is far more than just another book; it represents a labor of love, creativity, and a repository of compelling stories that have yearned to be shared. This collaborative effort involved 16 members of PEN Canada's Writers in Exile, who hail from various corners of the globe. These writers came to Canada seeking refuge from oppressive regimes, and "Uncaged Voice" is a testament to their unwavering commitment to freedom of the press and expression. The co-authors of the book were elated to introduce their work to the world, expressing their excitement to share their passion, creativity, and the stories of courage and determination that populate the pages of "Uncaged Voice." The launch event offered attendees a unique opportunity to engage with the authors, immersing themselves in the narratives that grace the book's pages and gaining profound insights into the creative process that brought this remarkable work to life. The evening was replete with discussions that resonated with the audience, tales that inspired, and a palpable celebration of the power of storytelling to combat oppression. In a touching gesture, guests not only indulged in enriching conversations but also had the privilege of having their copies of "Uncaged Voice" personally signed by the co-authors. This personal touch allowed readers to connect more deeply with the powerful stories and the authors who have lived through them. The "Uncaged Voice" book launch at Ben McNally Book Store was a testament to the enduring power of literature, the importance of freedom of expression, and the significance of sharing stories that can make a difference. The event has already ignited conversations and discussions within the Toronto literary community, as it shed light on the incredible journeys of these writers in exile. "Uncaged Voice" is expected to make a substantial impact in the literary world, offering readers a collection of stories that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. Congratulations are in order for the co-authors and everyone involved in making this book launch a resounding success. For those who were unable to attend the event, "Uncaged Voice" is now available at Ben McNally Book Store and various other book retailers both in person and online. It invites readers of all backgrounds to explore the uncaged voices that resonate powerfully within its pages and to stand in solidarity with those who have bravely spoken out against authoritarianism and for the freedom of expression.