On April 12 and April 21-22, the Koffler Centre of the Arts presented the Dorothy Shoichet Lecture Series, featuring talks by Man Booker International Prize-winning author David Grossman together with Michael Enright at the Glenn Gould Studio, and cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Johanna Schneller and Anna Maria Tremonti at the Hot Docs Cinema.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters, and to all who attended the sold-out talks!

Special thanks to our donors and guests at the two Dinner Conversations after the talks. Thank you to our dinner hosts, Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski, and Olga Korper. The events would not have been a success without the hard work and dedication of our special events committee: Tiana Koffler Boyman and Simmie Antflick Frieberg (Co-Chairs), Shelley Black, Elly Daniels, Yvonne Fleck, Leslie Giller, Brett Ledger, Suzy Rodness, Sonja Smits, and Shari Wilson.

The Dorothy Shoichet Lecture Series is generously supported by Dorothy Shoichet and our media partner, the Toronto Star.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 & Saturday, April 21, 2018

For two nights in April, join us for thought-provoking conversations around the dinner table with cultural icons David Grossman and Fran Lebowitz.

This spring, the Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to present the Dorothy Shoichet Lecture Series, featuring public talks with David Grossman and Fran Lebowitz.

In conjunction with the Series, we invite you to join us around the dinner table at a private residence for a unique opportunity to dine and converse with Man Booker Prize-winner David Grossman and social commentator Fran Lebowitz. Dinner guests will receive a VIP Ticket to the public talk of their choice, a signed copy of David Grossman’s or Fran Lebowitz’ book, and the opportunity to dine with these high-profile cultural thinkers in an intimate setting.

A limited number of tickets are available. 

For more information and to purchase tickets:
Lauren Abecassis-Kandravy, Director of Development
647-925-0643 ext. 226

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Public Lecture: 6:30 PM at Glenn Gould Studio
Dinner at a Private Residence: 8:30 PM
David Grossman is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker and has been translated into more than forty languages. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany, Rome’s Premio per la Pace e l’Azione Umanitaria, the Premio Ischia international award for journalism, Israel’s Emet Prize, the Albatross Prize given by the Günter Grass Foundation, and the Man Booker International Prize.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Public Lecture: 6 PM at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Dinner at a Private Residence: 8:30 PM
Fran Lebowitz is an author, raconteur, cultural satirist and American cultural icon. Hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview, she has also worked in television, film, and has long been a regular on various talk shows including those hosted by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Bill Maher. She appears in various documentary films including the American Experience series on New York City, as well as Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures and Public Speaking, a documentary about Lebowitz directed by Martin Scorsese, premiered on HBO in November 2010.

All dinner tickets include a VIP Ticket to the public lecture and a signed book. Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.

The Dorothy Shoichet Lecture Series is generously supported by Dorothy Shoichet and Media Partner, the Toronto Star.

Dinner Conversations Committee
Co-Chairs: Tiana Koffler Boyman, Simmie Antflick Frieberg
Leslie Giller, Brett Ledger, Yvonne Fleck, Shelley Black, Suzy Rodness, Shari Wilson, Sonja Smits