Skip to content

Joseph Maviglia to appear at INSPIRE, Toronto International Book Fair

Maviglia_CAI245_high res

Fresh from a book tour in California, Joseph will be an inaugural participant in Toronto’s exciting new literary venture: the INSPIRE International Book Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to be held November 13 – 16, 2014.

Joseph’s appearance and book-signing will take place on Saturday, November 15, between 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Ontario Book Publishers’ Organization Pavilion (Row 200 next to The Discovery Stage).

Since the release in May of his new collection of cultural essays, Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths Media and Rock and Roll by Guernica Editions, Joseph has been touring in Ontario, Quebec, Eastern Canada and California and reaching a wide cross section of audiences.

Joseph had two successful appearances in Montreal at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival and the Italian Cultural Institute in May and returned to Toronto for the much awaited Guernica Spring Launch at The Supermarket in Kensington Market.

On June 1, Joseph was feted in Toronto by Senator Nancy Ruth at an invitational garden party and book signing hosted by Rita Davies, Toronto’s former culture czar and CEO of Culture Capital. The event featured readings by Clifton Joseph, dub-poet extraordinaire; Liz Marshall, award-winning documentary film-maker; and Julie Nesrallah, host of the CBC classical music radio show Tempo; with a riveting performance by Joseph himself of his tribute to Lou Reed titled In Memoriam: Full Moon Lou.

Late June brought Joseph to his hometown of Ottawa for a reading and performance at the Villa Marconi which drew a diverse and very appreciative audience. In mid-July he performed with new-traditional country band On the Dial at the venerable Toronto institution The Free Times Cafe.

In September, Joseph was invited to perform in Los Angeles for a Shapeshifter Salon Evening, and then on to San Francisco for a performance at Sweetie’s Bar and Lounge in the heart of the city’s historic North Beach community.

Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock and Roll is currently being formatted as an E-book by Guernica Editions and an audio version of the text will be released in 2015.


For interviews and booking enquiries please contact

Posted in Events, News, Signings.

Tagged with , , , .