Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas St. E.

7:00PM TO 1:00AM


until October 2nd

$40 after October 2nd

$45 at the door

Any writer who wants a share of the fun, the unabashed hoopla and support only a gang of peers can offer shouldn’t miss the Giller Light.

Wayson Choy, author of Not Yet and All That Matters

Check out the Twitter Stream, Guess the Giller Contest, Amazing Raffle Prizes, Good Eats and More!

Funds raised at the event support Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization.

With your ticket purchase, you will receive one entry to the Guess the Giller contest and a drink on us! You could win a signed set of the Giller Prize shortlisted books! 

Hosted by Lauren Mitchell, Comedian and Host of Hazlitt’s Cavern of Secrets podcast

Begun as a house party by a group of friends 16 years ago, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has grown to be a full-scale event, thanks to a dedicated committee of volunteers from the publishing industry. Each year, 1,000 people support literacy and celebrate Canadian literature at this party taking place the same night as the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala.

We are proud to celebrate this year's Scotiabank Giller Light Bash in the cultural hub of Regent Park at Daniels Spectrum, an Artscape site. The 16th annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash promises to be the best party of the year! Rub shoulders with publishers and authors, watch the live broadcast of the Giller Prize Awards, catch-up with colleagues and friends, and bid on some amazing raffle prizes!

Tickets are $40 ($45 at the door)

This event is not to be missed! Not only does it support a great cause, but often guests from the formal awards ceremony drop by for a post-Gala cocktail, including authors Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden and Wayson Choy; CBC host Shelagh Rogers; and singer Chantal Kreviazuk.

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