IFOA | International Festival of Authors
IFOA – March 5, 2018
Explore the world through Ideas, Words, Creativity & Innovation
Spark your curiosity this March.
Toronto’s International Festival of Authors will take you beyond the page to gain an understanding of how authors find inspiration from everyday life and world issues. We invite you to hear wordsmiths recite their poetry, to launch new fiction by local authors, and to find out how Canada’s top researchers foster innovation in their respective fields. It’s all happening this month on our stage.
March is Women’s History Month. We spoke to The Red Word’s Sarah Henstra about her new book, what feminism in 2018 will look like and the women who have inspired her. Check it out on our blog.
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Imagining New Frontiers: Celebrating
50 Years of Ground-breaking Research
March 6, 7:30pm
Innis Town Hall Theatre, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave.
Acclaimed winners of the Killam Prize will address the importance of creativity and imagination in the field of research, and its societal impact in the modern world. Presented by the Canada Council for the Arts and its partners.
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What’s Life Got to Do with It?
March 7, 7:30pm
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West
$10, Free for IFOA Supporters, students & youth
A panel of novelists and poets discuss how real world themes and events influence their fiction. Featuring Mayank Bhatt (Belief), Terri Favro (Sputnik’s Children), Catherine Graham (Quarry), Kevin Hardcastle (In The Cage) and Grace O’Connell (Be Ready for the Lightning) and award-winning writer Lisa de Nikolits (No Fury Like That).
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Nathan Ripley & Find You In The Dark
March 7, 6pm
Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St.
IFOA and Simon & Schuster Canada invite you to the launch of Find You in the Dark, a chilling debut thriller by Nathan Ripley.
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Sarah Henstra & The Red Word
March 8, 6pm
Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St.
Celebrate the ‘undeniably gripping and at times beautiful’ work of Sarah Henstra at her latest book launch. The Red Word explores issues such as consent, rape culture, the male gaze, and sex-positivity.
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Jeffrey Round & The God Game
March 15, 6:30pm
Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East
Join us for the launch of The God Game, the fifth book of the Dan Sharp Mysteries series, by writer, producer and director Jeffrey Round.
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Ray Robertson & 1979: A Novel
March 20, 7:00pm
The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St.
Don’t miss the launch of 1979: A Novel by Ray Robertson. “Ray has a light touch; writes clean, punchy sentences; and has a musicality and movement in his prose that is a singular gift.” – 49th Shelf.
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Hadley Dyer & Here So Far Away
March 21, 7:30pm
Type Books, 883 Queen St West
Join us in celebrating the launch of Here So Far Away, ‘a refreshing and engrossing tale about an illicit romance’ by Hadley Dyer.
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10th Annual Battle of the Bards
March 28, 7:30pm
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West
$10, Free for IFOA Supporters, members of the League of Canadian Poets, students & youth
20 poets. 1 stage. 1 winner. Our popular poetry competition returns, featuring readings by 20 emerging and established poets. Join us in celebrating poetry and applauding its creators at this nail-biting competition! Hosted by NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole.
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IFOA Book Club returns this March with award-winning poet and debut novelist, Catherine Graham (Quarry and The Celery Forest). Graham will lead eight thought-provoking book club sessions featuring hand-selected books by international and Canadian authors who appeared at the 2017 Festival.
Save the date! 39th edition of the International Festival of Authors, October 18-28, 2018
March Break Camps
We’re just a week away from March Break Camps! Register today for Camp Reptilia, Chess Challenge, Camp Curiosity or Theatre: Improv are the perfect place for your child to explore their creative side! March 12–16.
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