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IFOA – December 2016
Happy Holidays from IFOA
The holidays are around the corner and what a special time to curl up with a new book. IFOA staff has compiled a list of proposed books that you can also gift your friends and family. You can find signed copies of Festival books on sale at the Harbourfront Centre Shop!
December is the month of parties and celebrations! Join us as we present two Toronto-based authors and their work at the Toronto Lit Up book launch party on December 14th.
We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Double Book Release & Party
Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
IFOA and Dundurn Press invite you to the release of The Secrets We Keep by Deb Loughead and Finding Jade by Mary Jennifer Payne, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series. Meet the authors, network and join in the celebration of new work!
To learn more about this event or Toronto Lit Up author submissions, click here.
Toronto Arts Council and Dundurn Press
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Give the gift of literature
This holiday season give the book lover in your life more than just a bestseller. By becoming an IFOA Supporter or registering your loved one, you will celebrate authors from every corner of the globe and engage with the best literature of our time. Supporters receive exclusive access to discounts and promotions and free admission to IFOA weekly events.
For information about supporting the Festival and patrons’ privileges, click here.
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IFOA Staff Picks
Want to know what IFOA staff is reading this month? Many of us are catching up on #IFOA2016 books. Check out our top picks for December here!
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Book Sale at the Harbourfront Centre Shop
Stock up your TBR Pile this December. All IFOA 2016 books are 15–20% off with lots of signed copies available.
Visit the Harbourfront Centre Shop website here.
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Check out a highlight reel of our favourite time of the year.
Save the date for next year’s IFOA!
October 19–29, 2017
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Overheard at IFOA 2016
Author and IFOA guest blogger, Andy McGuire, kept a commonplace book during the Festival. Read through the quotes, anecdotes, musings and memories he recorded here.
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Stay connected with the IFOA app!
Get IFOA’s app and stay up to date with upcoming programming! Listen to podcasts from this past festival and add events to your calendar. Have the IFOA Weekly series at your fingertips!
DJ Skate Nights on the Natrel Rink. Toronto's block party on ice. December 17 - February 18. Saturdays, 8-11pm. Free!
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IFOA Ontario, the Festival’s touring programme, visits several locations across the province.


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