The Canadian Book Professionals’ Association is kicking off the 2010–2011 CanBPA season with a 7x20x21-style event, in which speakers present 20 slides for 21 seconds each, for a total of seven minutes per presentation. The theme of the evening is “The Future of Publishing” and will feature presentations from Erin Balser (CBC), Hugh McGuire (Iambik Audiobooks), Hal Niedzviecki (author, Peep Diaries; publisher, Broken Pencil Magazine), Ashleigh Gardner (Kobo), and more. The free event will be held at Duggan’s Brewery located at 75 Victoria Street in Toronto on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7 pm. Following the presentations, the evening will be devoted to mingling with other guests and meeting this season’s CanBPA executive council.

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