June 8th @ 7:00pm // Free Event // All Ages
Joanne Vannicola is releasing All We Knew But Couldn’t Say and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch. Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event, with brilliant host, Maggie Cassella, And musical guest, someone you all know and love— Lorraine Segato, followed by a reading with Joanne Vannicola. Come by, listen to some music, share a drink, and buy some books! A percentage of the book sales at the launch will go to a LGBTQ+ organization. So mark your calendars and come join us for the launch of, All We Knew But Couldn’t Say.
For more info please visit: website: https://www.joannevannicolaauthor.com
Joanne Vannicola grew up in a violent home with a physically abusive father and a mother with no sexual boundaries. After being pressured to leave home at fourteen, and after fifteen years of estrangement, Joanne learns that her mother is dying. Compelled to reconnect, she visits with her, unearthing a trove of devastating secrets.Joanne relates her journey from child performer to Emmy Award–winning actor, from hiding in the closet to embracing her own sexuality, from conflicted daughter and sibling to independent woman. All We Knew But Couldn’t Say is a testament to survival, love, and the belief that it is possible to love the broken, and to love fully, even with a broken heart.