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October 22-28,2018
Week 43 of Year 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Monday, October 22, 2018
3:30pm– 9:30pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

International Visitors (IV) Award Presentation & Keynote with Madeline McIntosh

Monday, October 22, 2018
3:30pm– 5:30pm

As part of the International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry.This year will feature a keynote address by Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh.

Event run: October 22, 2018

Festival Celebration: GGBooks

Monday, October 22, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

This star-studded event, presented in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, will celebrate the authors shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction.

Event run: October 22, 2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00pm–10:00pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

Panel: Kirsten McDougall, D. Nandi Odhiambo & Melanie Raabe

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00pm– 6:00pm

The impact of secrets on relationships will be explored, when these three international authors share the stage to discuss their latest works.

Event run: October 23, 2018

Panel: Michael Berry, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Wu He & Tina Makereti

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Themes of colonial history, genocide and reconciliation are discussed in breathtaking candour by this informative grouping of four highly original award-winning authors.

Event run: October 23, 2018

In Conversation: Ian Rankin With Linwood Barclay

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Anything can happen when two block-busting bestsellers put their heads together for an hour of solid author intrigue.

Event run: October 23, 2018

Panel: Cristina Ali Farah, Ivana Bodrožić & Monika Zgustova

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

These authors of historical fiction have written books that explore the fluidity of identity, as influenced by political turmoil, all their female main characters experiencing political strife.

Event run: October 23, 2018

Poetry Cabaret #1

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00pm–10:00pm

This is a showcase of the poetry world’s cream of the crop, fronted by a sparkling and sidesplitting host. Enjoy live music, insightful readings, a cool vibe and a cash bar.

Event run: October 23, 2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00pm–11:00pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

Celebrating Poland: With Jakub Małecki, Dorota Masłowska & Jakub Żulczyk

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00pm– 7:30pm

The Festival is pleased to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence with a gathering of three of the country’s top authors.

Event run: October 24, 2018

Rogers Writers’ Trust Finalists

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

The shortlisted authors for this prestigious award will appear in a panel discussion hosted and moderated by Becky Toyne.

Event run: October 24, 2018

In Conversation: Eden Robinson With Cherie Dimaline

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

This focus on Indigenous authorship, a Festival special event, promises to both enlighten and entertain.

Event run: October 24, 2018

Nimbus 40th Anniversary Kitchen Party

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:00pm–11:00pm

Open to the public as well as national and international Festival guests, this reception celebrates the company’s 40th anniversary with on-site giveaways, refreshments and a cash bar.

Event run: October 24, 2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30pm–10:00pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

And the Winner is… University of Toronto’s Creative Writing Awards Presentation

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30pm– 6:30pm

This awards presentation and reception celebrates emerging writers from the Creative Writing Program at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Event run: October 25, 2018

Art Of Time Ensemble: Best Of Dance And Music

Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00pm

In the inaugural performance of their 20th anniversary season, Toronto’s innovative Art of Time Ensemble presents a program of dance and music that highlights the some of the finest dance works from their two-decade history.

Event run: October 25–27,2018

Storytelling in Different Forms: Dionne Brand, Isa Kamari, Pierre J. Mejlak & Ondjaki

Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

This session focuses on the craft of writing, with all the books embracing untraditional writing formats and unique styles.

Event run: October 25, 2018

Poetry Cabaret #2

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00pm–10:00pm

This is a showcase of the poetry world’s cream of the crop, fronted by a sparkling and sidesplitting host. Enjoy live music, insightful readings, a cool vibe and a cash bar.

Event run: October 25, 2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00pm–10:30pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

Panel: Linwood Barclay, Joy Fielding & Shari Lapena

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Three Canadian heavyweights take the stage to riff on the thrill of the thriller.

Event run: October 26, 2018

Art Of Time Ensemble: Best Of Dance And Music

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00pm

In the inaugural performance of their 20th anniversary season, Toronto’s innovative Art of Time Ensemble presents a program of dance and music that highlights the some of the finest dance works from their two-decade history.

Event run: October 25–27,2018

Double Interview: Randy Boyagoda & Rawi Hage

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

These two brilliant Canadian authors, well known for their sharp wits onstage, have both produced humorous novels that involve tragic themes, dealing with issues of religion and crises of faith.

Event run: October 26, 2018

Poetry Slam Game Show

Friday, October 26, 2018
9:00pm–10:30pm

Produced in collaboration with the Toronto Poetry Project, this lively and entertaining bout of poetry is the final round of a four-part poetry slam featuring winners from three previous competitions held during the summer.

Event run: October 26, 2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00pm– 9:00pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

Panel: Craig Davidson, Lauren B. Davis & Timothy Taylor

Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

From hidden pasts to dark secrets, these bestselling authors’ latest novels are hauntingly delicious.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Facebook Live: Waubgeshig Rice

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join us for our first ever Facebook Live event with author Waubgeshig Rice.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Writers & Company: Festival Edition with András Forgách

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Eleanor Wachtel chats with acclaimed Hungarian author, translator, dramatist and visual artist András Forgách.

Event run: October 27, 2018

5th Annual Humber College Liberal Arts & Sciences Conference at TIFA: Keynote Address by Jeff Chang

Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Jeff Chang is a renowned speaker on culture, politics, the arts and music. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Double Interview: Alex Leslie & Sayaka Murata

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Societal relationships and the status of women in today’s world is the hot topic of this meeting of minds.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Guernica 40th Anniversary

Saturday, October 27, 2018
5:00pm– 6:30pm

For 40 years, Guernica has published books that cross borders and push boundaries. This open reception celebrates the publishing house’s 40th birthday with refreshments, a cash bar and exciting door prizes.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Double Interview: Esi Edugyan & Meg Wolitzer

Saturday, October 27, 2018
6:00pm– 7:00pm

These authors’ novels address transformative relationships, revealing how one person’s influence can alter the stories of our lives.

Event run: October 27, 2018

Art Of Time Ensemble: Best Of Dance And Music

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00pm

In the inaugural performance of their 20th anniversary season, Toronto’s innovative Art of Time Ensemble presents a program of dance and music that highlights the some of the finest dance works from their two-decade history.

Event run: October 25–27,2018

Double Interview: Buffy Sainte-Marie With Andrea Warner

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Settle in for this unique double interview based on Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography.

Event run: October 27, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00pm– 7:30pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

Event run: October 18–28,2018

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Join us for our newest exhibitions in Visual Arts and Craft.

Event run: September 22 – December 23, 2018

In Conversation: Christopher Dewdney

Sunday, October 28, 2018
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Christopher Dewdney has a keen eye for identifying seemingly unrelated events and gives readers long-overdue insight into the very air we breathe.

Event run: October 28, 2018

In Conversation: Ross King

Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer Ross King will present his newest book, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.

Event run: October 28, 2018

In Conversation: Madeline Miller

Sunday, October 28, 2018
4:00pm– 5:00pm

The New York Times bestselling author Madeline Miller discusses Circe, one of the most daring and highly anticipated books of 2018 and a follow-up to her novel, The Song of Achilles.

Event run: October 28, 2018

Panel: Rachel Giese, Sarah Henstra & Vivek Shraya

Sunday, October 28, 2018
6:00pm– 7:30pm

New books from these Canadian writers delve into themes of feminism and power, demonstrating how damaging messages about masculinity affect our culture today.

Event run: October 28, 2018

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