Book Fair: Romanian writers in Canada

We have the pleasure to invite you to the first edition of the “Romanian Writers in Canada” book fair, followed by an unforgettable evening where genuine Paris’ charming chansonettes, and the alluring songs of old Bucharest will delight you.
Both events are scheduled on Saturday, June 17 at Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd:
– “Romanian Writers in Canada” book fair: 11:00 am – 5:00, ”Pierre Léon Gallery”.
The official opening is at 1:00 p.m. Book launches. Book signing. Interviews with Romanian writers and journalists from Montreal, Toronto and Bucharest. Surprise guests. Adult and kids books, music, movies are available for purchase.
The event is free, however guests should register here:
– The concert “From Maria Tănase to Édith Piaf through little Paris”: between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Spadina Theatre.
We are inviting you to Jezebel’s (aka Izabela Barbu) concert, an amazing singer that performs a wide breadth of music styles, from the hot South American rhythms to charming French chansonettes, jazz and the music of Romanian villages.
Be delighted by the charm of the Parisian chansonettes, the melodious and alluring songs of old Bucharest and hum all the way home “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”.
Have a chat and make some friends in the intermission, sip a glass of wonderful Romanian wine.
The VIP ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with the artists at the end of the concert.
You can get your concert tickets here:
We welcome writers interested in participating in the book fair.

For details, you can contact us by phone (416) 606-9402 or

Events organized by TRADICIOUS
Partner: “Romanian Pages” Book Store
Media Partner: US ROMANIANS TV

  • YEAR 2017
  • WE DID Event Production
  • PARTNERS "Romanian Pages" Book Store, Montreal
  • Book launch: Prince Tulip and the Music of the WorldAndreea Demirgian is a Romanian Writer that lives in Ontario, Canada. A former radio journalist, she keeps her native language alive through the stories that she writes, records and turns into animations for children all over the world. Her books have been published in Romanian, English, French, German, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. Prince Tulip and the Music of the World is her fifth bilingual book.
  • Interview: About in-between identities with Felicia MihaliBorn in Romania, Felicia Mihali has lived in Montreal since 2000. She has published seven books in French since 2002 and two in English. The Darling of Kandahar, her first novel written and published in English (LLP 2012) was nominated for Canada Reads 2013. She is now writing both in French and English and teaching history in secondary school.
  • Book launch: RecipeArium by Costi GurguCosti’s fiction has appeared in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He has sold 3 books and over 50 stories in US, Canada, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Denmark and England for which he has won 24 awards, including the Alexandru Odobescu Award given by the Writers Union for the best debut in book, in 2000. His latest sales include the anthologies Ages of Wonder (US), Tesseracts 17 (CA), The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk (US & UK), Dark Horizons (US) and Street Magick (US). His story Cosmobotica is a finalist for the prestigious Canadian Aurora Awards.
  • Book Launch: Cele mai frumoase reportajeViorel Ilișoi, un maestru unanim recunoscut al reportajului, își lansează la Toronto volumul „Cele mai frumoase reportaje” în cadrul târgului de carte ”Scriitori români în Canada”. Textele lui duc cu gândul la marii înaintași în materie de reportaj literar: Brunea Fox și Geo Bogza.
  • A Long Way Chronicle - Magdalena ManeaMagdalena Manea has called Toronto home for the last twenty years. Before resettling in Canada, she served as an avid journalist in Romania and acquired a strong engineering background. Though journalism, science, and mathematics remain of interest to her, her primary love is writing, notably stories that touch the heart. Being an immigrant, herself, Magdalena is a proud advocate for diversity and an empathetic observer of cultural challenges, which all immigrants undergo. It is from this wellspring of experience that her artistry spills forth. Over time, while adjusting to a new country and culture so different to her own, she meaningfully captured those special moments in life, in short, easy-to-read read, insightful novels—encounters, ordeals, and adventures with which all may share Much of her writings are a telling fusion of cross-cultural experiences. She wrote “Foaie De Drum Lung” (A Long Way Chronicle,, a poignant journal chronicling the experiences of the Romanian ethnic community across Canada. Recently, she published her first Canadian-Romanian volumes - “De La Mine La Toronto” (From Me to Toronto), which provide snapshots of the day-to-day life, and “O Iubire Imposibila” (An impossible Love), a delicate romance battling to overcome distance and cultural background.
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