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IFOA – July 2017
Summer is here and our team is preparing for the event of the year! The International Festival of Authors is coming this October and for 11 days it will feature literary talents from Canada and around the world. Until then, check out the following events taking place at the CNE and Harbourfront Centre, with more Toronto Lit Up and IFOA Weekly events to come in September.
AUGUST
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IFOA @ The CNE
August 24, 6pm
Wine Garden Stage, Heritage Court, Exhibition Place
Free with CNE admission
Vincent Lam interviews debut novelist Ann Y.K. Choi about Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, a story of a young Korean Canadian girl who will not give up on her dreams. Set in Toronto in the 1980’s, this story examines the daily struggle of defining one’s identity.
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SEPTEMBER
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The Word On The Street
September 24, 11am
Harbourfront Centre
FREE
This year marks the 28th edition of The Word On The Street Toronto, Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival. Be sure to check out the newest additions to the festival lineup, the Francophone Literature Stage, where they will be celebrating the very best in French-language writing, and the Indigenous Literature Stage, where they will be highlighting today’s most important Indigenous authors.
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SUMMER READING
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This is the year to celebrate Canada and the literary accomplishments of its people! IFOA staff have hand-picked these titles for your reading enjoyment this summer.
Check our blog to find out more!
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
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Be part of something bigger!
This fall, volunteer with Canada’s #1 Literary Festival and meet the best contemporary Canadian and international authors!
Recruitment starts in August. Click here for more info.
CONTEST
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Win an IFOA 2017 Flex Pass
Starting with our July eNewsletter, IFOA will be giving away one Flex Pass (6 regular-priced tickets) each month until the Festival. With a Flex Pass you have the freedom to chose the events you would like to attend and you can even share the experience with a friend or two.
Be the first one to send an email to media@ifoa.org, with the subject line “IFOA2017Authors” to win.
See you at the Festival!
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