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IFOA – March 2017
Spring is just around the corner and IFOA has all kinds of events in store for you! Join us for a reading and book presentation with authors Steve Burrows and Steven Heighton on March 22. On March 29 cheer for the 20 poets competing in the Battle of the Bards. And throughout March and April, meet authors, network and celebrate new work at the Toronto Lit Up book launches across the city!
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Reading and Book Presentation
March 22, 7:30pm, Brigantine Room
$10, Free for Supporters and students
Steve Burrows and Steven Heighton share the IFOA stage to read from and talk about their new books. Join them as they share their creative process, character development and themes they explore in A Shimmer of Hummingbirds and The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep.
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Poetry NOW
March 29, 7:30pm, Brigantine Room
$10, Free for Supporters and students
1 stage. 20 poets. 1 winner. Our popular poetry competition returns this March to feature readings by 20 of Canada’s emerging and established poets.
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Poetry NOW
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In Conversation with Ivan Coyote
April 5, 7:30pm, Brigantine Room
$10, Free for Supporters and students
IFOA Weekly is thrilled to present acclaimed author Ivan Coyote with their newest novel Tomboy Survival Guide. Coyote will be interviewed by award-winning Toronto journalist Rachel Giese.
For tickets and more info on the event click here.
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Book Launch: Kerry Clare
March 16, 7pm, Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St, Toronto
Toronto Lit Up invites you to the release of Mitzi Bytes by avid blogger and National Magazine Award-nominated writer and editor, Kerry Clare. Mitzi Bytes reads as a grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age and examines the bonds of family and friendship, and the truths we dare tell about ourselves—and others.
Join us at Ben McNally Books and meet the author, network and celebrate new work!
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Book Launch: Joanna Goodman
April 19, 6pm, Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St, Toronto
Come celebrate the release of The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman. Goodman’s fourth novel was listed by RT Reviews as one of “publishing’s most-anticipated upcoming releases”—one they “cannot wait” to read!
Learn more about the author and her work at this Toronto Lit Up book launch party.
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Book Launch: Claire Cameron
April 25, 6pm, No One Writes to the Colonel
460 College St. Toronto
IFOA and Penguin Random House Canada invite you to the release of The Last Neanderthal by award-winning and best-selling author Claire Cameron
Where do we come from? How did we get here? What does it mean to be human? This is a book that asks some profound questions about our humanity.
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Forest of Reading®
Tickets for the annual Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ are selling fast!
Get your tickets today and enjoy energetic ceremonies with live entertainment, as well as workshops with the nominated authors and illustrators.
Learn more here.
Festival of Trees Ontario Library Association
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Storytelling Festival, Co-produced by Storytelling Toronto. Generously supported by TD and Ontario 150. Ears open, stories jump in. April 2. Free.
World Stage Redux - 2017 Season - Tickets on sale now!


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