Literary Arts

Events listing

Poetry NOW: 9th annual Battle of the Bards

March 29, 2017

1 stage. 20 poets. 1 winner. Our popular poetry competition returns in 2017 to feature readings by 20 of Canada’s emerging and established poets.

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In Conversation with Ivan Coyote

April 5, 2017

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.

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In Conversation with Sarah de Leeuw

April 12, 2017

Sarah de Leeuw, award-winning researcher and creative writer whose work focuses broadly on marginalized peoples and geographies, will sit down with filmmaker, video artist, writer and cultural worker Ariel Smith to discuss her new book. Join Sarah and Ariel for an in-depth conversation about a book that shines a spotlight on lost geographies and lost people.

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IFOA Weekly presents Danila Botha and Karen Connelly

April 20, 2017

We are delighted to have award-winning author Danila Botha and best-selling author Karen Connelly share the IFOA stage to read from and talk about their new books. Join them as they present on their inspiration, character development and what they learned from writing their stories.

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Kapwani Kiwanga: Afrogalactica

April 21, 2017

Winter 2017 exhibiting artist Kapwani Kiwanga performs AFROGALACTICA: A brief history of the future, one-night-only in a co-presentation by The Power Plant and Images Festival.

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Toronto Lit Up: Barbara Gowdy

April 26, 2017

IFOA and HarperCollins invite you to the release of Little Sister by award-winning author Barbara Gowdy as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series. Join them and celebrate the new work of an acclaimed author.

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In Conversation with Joel Thomas Hynes

May 3, 2017

Joel Thomas Hynes, award-winning multidisciplinary artist, will sit with Richard Crouse, film and television critic and author, for an one-on-one conversation about his new book We’ll All Be Burnt In Our Beds Some Night. Do not miss the opportunity to see them both on the IFOA stage!

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Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees™ Day 1

May 16, 2017

Don't miss the first day of Canada's largest literary event for children, featuring the nominees for Forest of Reading®'s White Pine™, Red Maple™ Fiction, Red Maple™ Non-Fiction and Blue Spruce™ awards.

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Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees™ Day 2

May 17, 2017

Don't miss the second day of Canada's largest literary event for children, featuring the nominees for Forest of Reading®'s Silver Birch® Non-Fiction, Fiction and Express awards.

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Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees™ Day 3

May 18, 2017

Don't miss the third day of Canada's largest literary event for children, featuring the nominees for Forest of Reading®'s French book awards.

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