IFOA | International Festival of Authors
IFOA – November 2016
Thank you for making the 37th edition of IFOA a memorable one!
The 37th edition of Toronto’s Festival of words and ideas wrapped up on Sunday, October 30. Thank you to all our authors, moderators, interviewers, staff, patrons, sponsors, donors and volunteers for a great Festival.
Check out our Festival-in-review in pictures here.
The 38th edition of IFOA will take place October 19–29, 2017 at Harbourfront Centre.
Keep checking our app, website and blog for weekly events, author interviews, and more unique content!
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A Celebration of the Best Canadian Poetry of 2016
November 30, 7:30pm
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Join us in celebrating Canadian poetry with poets Dani Couture, Lynn Crosbie, Helen Humphreys, Laurie D. Graham, Steve McOrmond, Lee Maracle, Stephen Maude, A.F. Moritz, Kate Sutherland, Souvankham Thammavongsa and Tara-Michelle Ziniuk.
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Looking back at our Graphic Novel focus
Ania Szado is inspired by themes discussed in the Five Artists, Five Ways panel and ventures to understand why the medium or style of expression is so important to the artist.
Read her piece, Visual art and writing – when obsessions collide, here.
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IFOA 2016 Blog Tour
IFOA continues to spread the word about the great authors and their work presented at the Festival. We reached out to Toronto-based bloggers to review some of this year’s lineup!
Check out what they read and what they had to say here.
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Stay Connected – Download the IFOA app!
Get IFOA’s app and stay up to date with upcoming programming, browse participants, and add favourite events to your calendar! Have the IFOA Weekly series at your fingertips!
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Classical Pursuits
Do you ever finish a book or leave a concert hall, theatre, or museum fired up, wishing you had someone to talk with about what you had just read, heard, or seen? Are you looking for a travel or self-enrichment experience with a difference? Come spend some time with us! Classical Pursuits offers an annual cultural salon in Toronto and literary adventures around the world. In 2017 we’re exploring Elena Ferrante’s Naples, Mordecai Richler’s Montreal, and much more.
Learn more here.
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Swedish Christmas Festival, SWEA in association with Harbourfront Centre, November 19-20, 2016
IFOA Ontario
IFOA Ontario, the Festival's touring programme, visits several locations across the province.


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