The Slow Now

The Slow Now is a downloadable audio walk that takes place in Little Italy, and uses Project Bookmark Canada’s physical bookmark for Fugitive Pieces as its launching point. The audio will guide you through a narrative, lyrical, and imaginative experience of the neighbourhood, stemming from the seminal book by Anne Michaels. The rich history of Little Italy, the rich tapestry of the book, and a new original narration by Mark Mann will be voiced by local figures and Anne Michaels herself.

The Slow Now is presented in partnership with Project Bookmark Canada and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. It is produced by Angela Shackel of Accounts and Records.

See photos from the public launch.

Anne Michaels is Toronto’s Poet Laureate and was the recipient of a 2014 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award (now known as the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature).