Invitation to Literary Readings at Humber College

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm


The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Ben Labovitch

The Lakeshore Campus will again be hosting two literary readings during the 2018-2019 academic year. The readings will begin at 12 noon. They will occur in The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive (at Kipling Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard West.) The authors will read selections from their work. Afterwards there will be time for questions from the audience. The readings are free and open to the public.

Robert Rotenberg will open the series on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Robert is one of Toronto’s top criminal lawyers and the author of several bestselling novels, including Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, and Stray Bullets. His latest novel is Heart of the City.

Jeffery Deaver, author of the Lincoln Ryme series, writes that “Rotenberg does for Toronto what Ian Rankin does for Edinburgh.” According to the National Post, “Rotenberg knows his criminal law and is intimately familiar with how the Canadian legal system works. But he never forgets that characters come first.” The Globe and Mail reports that “Rotenberg really knows how to build legal suspense.”

Howard Shrier will read on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Howard is the author of four acclaimed novels featuring Toronto investigator Jonah Geller: Buffalo Jump, High Chicago, Boston Cream, and Miss Montreal. He is the only writer to date to ever win consecutive Arthur Ellis Awards for Best First Novel and Best Novel. In the Wall Street Journal, Sean Chercover, best-selling author of The Trinity Game, writes, “Shrier peels back the shiny veneer and lays bare the simmering tensions and pulsing heartbeat of the real city that lives behind the picture postcard ….  Jonah Geller is Canada’s #1 private eye, and a man I want in my corner when the chips are down.”

Howard was born and raised in Montreal and currently lives in Toronto. He has worked in a wide variety of media, including print, magazine and radio journalism, theatre and television, sketch comedy and improve, and corporate and government communications.  

For more information, please contact Ben Labovitch at, or call Ben at 416.675.6622 x72012.