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DJC Reading Circle: Leonard Cohen, The Early Years

January 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Reading Circles

  • January 11th: Leonard Cohen, The Early Years, by Michael Posner. Facilitated by Michael Posner.
  • March 8th: The King of Warsaw by Szczepan Twardoch, Facilitated by Kalman Weiser.
  • April 19th: Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History, by Steven J. Zipperstein, Facilitated by Derek Penslar.
  • May 16th: The Netanyahus by Josh Cohen, Facilitated by Suanne Kelman.

Michael Posner has documented the life of Leonard Cohen in three volumes. This is the first, which follows him from his childhood in Montreal to university and his literary career. Then to music and  his first international tour in 1970. The book is a comprehensive exploration into Cohen’s formative years and his ensuing public life. Exhaustive interviews with family, friends, colleagues and lovers, uncovered new and revealing facts about this complex, fascinating man.

Biography of Michael Posner:
Michael Posner is a Canadian award-winning writer, playwright, journalist, biographer of Anne Murray and Mordecai Richler, plus nine previous books. He has held senior editorial positions with Maclean’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail and the Financial Times among others.

The Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is a favourite among our book loving members, bringing us together throughout the year for interesting and animated discussions about a variety of books that touch on Jewish themes. The Danforth Jewish Reading Circle is open to all – no charge for members, $10 for non-members. To attend a meeting, all you have to do is drop us a line at djcreadingcircle@gmail.com – but please do so early. Space fills up quickly and names are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation email with time and place details.


January 11, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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