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IFOA – August 2016
IFOA Weekly Events
The countdown to the 37th edition of Toronto's International Festival of Authors 2016 has begun! Follow us on Instagram where we reveal one book each day till October 20th.
Prepare for this year's Festival by reading the featured titles and purchasing your Flex Passes.
Be sure to check our website throughout the summer for ongoing updates.
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IFOA Goes to The Ex
Thursday, August 25th at 6pm
Exhibition Place - Wine Garden, Enercare Centre
FREE with entrance to CNE
Meet authors Robert Sawyer and Sylvain Neuvel at the Canadian National Exhibition as they discuss all things science fiction.
Word on the Street – Toronto Book and Magazine Festival
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IFOA 2016 Preliminary Lineup
Literary legends, debut novelists, international stars, captivating poets and award-winning historians are all part of the upcoming 37th edition of the International Festival of Authors. We are thrilled to announce a preliminary lineup of 50 of the authors who will appear on stage from October 20 to 30, 2016.
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Festival Flex Pass on Sale August 9th!
Buy a Flex Pass and share the IFOA experience with a partner, friends or family members! Pick the events you want to attend and rub shoulders with the creators you admire. Buy now and choose later.
Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 to purchase. Flex Passes go off sale September 6th.
25th anniversary of the School for Writers Workshop
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The Humber School for Writers Fall Workshop in Creative Writing
Sunday, October 23 - Friday, October 28
Harbourfront Centre
Since 1992, the Humber School for Writers (HSW) has been providing jet fuel for the literary mind and developing a literary coterie to assist in take-off. This workshop consists of a Sunday afternoon reception, five weekday classes and afternoon lectures, amidst the exciting IFOA. Expect a surprise guest lecture from a visiting international author.
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The Word On The Street
The full festival schedule for The Word On The Street is now available! Start planning your day now! There are over 120 events to choose from. Spend some time with Chester Brown at the new Genre Zone, become one of the skunks from Skunk on a String with Thao Lam, or get a taste of the pirate life with Gary Barwin and Andre Alexis on one of their Author Cruises.
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Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference
Friday, October 28, 2016 & Saturday, October 29, 2016
Harbourfront Centre
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences in association with the International Festival of Authors will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory."
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Win ONE Flex Pass
To win a Flex Pass to IFOA 2016, list two international authors in the preliminary lineup and what countries they are from.
Send your answer to media@ifoa.org.
Please write "FLEX CONTEST" in the subject line. Deadline for entries: August 12, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Summer Music in the Garden, presented by TD, Generously supported by City of Toronto, Most Thursdays and Sunday, June 30 – September 18, 2016 – Free
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IFOA Ontario, the Festival's touring programme, visits several locations across the province.


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