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IFOA – August 2017
We are happy to announce the confirmed author lineup for the 38th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors!
From October 19–29, engage with the literature of our times, explore the world of books and get acquainted with the authors and their ideas. These eleven days are packed with readings, one-on-one interviews, thought-provoking panel discussions, special events and free book signings. From poetry readings, crime and thriller writing discussions to celebrations of authors’ literary achievements, the Festival offers a curated selection of events for every taste.
Until then check out some upcoming events taking place at the CNE and Harbourfront Centre.
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IFOA 2017 Author Roster
Toronto’s International Festival of Authors is thrilled to present the confirmed author lineup for the Festival’s 38th edition. Over 100 authors will be participating in Toronto’s festival of words and ideas, of writers and readers.
Visit our blog to see who is who!
AUGUST
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Toronto Lit Up: Ayesha Chatterjee
August 17, 7pm
Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Ave
Free
Join us for the release of Ayesha Chatterjee’s poetry collection Bottles & Bones. Enjoy an evening with surprising and beautifully imagined poems as well as a performance by Toronto tabla-centric world fusion ensemble, Rakkatak
Find more info here.
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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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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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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The IFOA that Tours
Since 2003, IFOA has travelled to literary festivals and book fairs around the world, presenting Canadian authors to international audiences in countries such as Australia, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S.A. and Turkey.
On the agenda this spring was: Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, Greece and China.
Learn more about authors touring the world here.
CONTEST
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Win an IFOA 2017 Flex Pass
Who are the two French authors coming to IFOA this fall? Email your answer to media@ifoa.org with the subjet line “IFOA2017Authors” for a chance to win an IFOA 2017 Flex Pass (6 regular-priced tickets)!
See you at the Festival!
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