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October 27-29,2017
Weekend of Week 43 of Year 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Our Fall 2017 Exhibitions include Artists on art, The Mobile Ruin, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Working It Out and The Deer of Nine Colours.

Event run: September 27 – December 24, 2017

Looking Back: History in Fiction

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

David Coventry, Alison Pick, Emily Schultz and Rohan Wilson discuss how time and place inspire and inform their fiction. This panel is moderated by Joseph Kertes.

Event run: October 27, 2017

The Nature of Fear

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

From uneasiness to terror, horror and panic, thrillers can evoke strong negative emotions to the reader. Sarah Bailey, Nick Cutter and Grace O’Connell examine the power and nature of this evolutionary emotion with Ania Szado.

Event run: October 27, 2017

Uncovering the Past

Friday, October 27, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

John Boyne, Terry Fallis and Frances Itani discuss familial relationships and the secrets found in their novels The Heart’s Invisible Furies, One Brother Shy and That’s My Baby.

Event run: October 27, 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

In Conversation: Wayne Johnston & Linda Spalding

Saturday, October 28, 2017
11:00am–12:00pm

New York Times reporter, Ian Austen, interviews Wayne Johnston and Linda Spalding about their literary career.

Event run: October 28, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our Fall 2017 Exhibitions include Artists on art, The Mobile Ruin, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Working It Out and The Deer of Nine Colours.

Event run: September 27 – December 24, 2017

IFOA Academy: Improving Your Writing

Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00pm– 4:00pm

Your writing is good, but how do you make it great? In this intensive workshop, bestselling novelist Brian Francis and Simon & Schuster Editorial Director Nita Pronovost give you the insider tips and tools to take your fiction writing to the next level.

Event run: October 28, 2017

In Conversation with Carol Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

CBC’s As It Happens host, Carol Off, has been covering human interest stories worldwide for decades. Her new book All We Leave Behind tells the story of an Afghan man, who exposes the warlords working arm in arm with the American and NATO troops. Once the secrets are out, he and his family are forced to go. Off will share Asad’s story with you in an interview with Catherine Porter.

Event run: October 28, 2017

Held in Suspense

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

K.J Howe, Grace O’Connell and Andrew Pyper discuss the psychology of suspense with Joseph Kertes.

Event run: October 28, 2017

A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Keynote

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will present this year’s keynote address titled “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” at the Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA interdisciplinary conference.

Event run: October 28, 2017

Power Talk: Mari Spirito

Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Mari Spirito is Founding Director of Protocinema, realizing site-aware exhibitions in the world, based in Istanbul and New York since 2011. She will discuss the founding and development of Protocinema, present a few of their projects, talk about working with uncertainty, and the new role of non-profits worldwide.

Event run: October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Kyo Maclear & Antanas Sileika

Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Place and geography play a major role in Kyo Maclear’s Birds Art Life and Antanas Sileika’s Barefoot Bingo Caller. They discuss how the cityscapes influence their writing with Sheniz Janmohamed. Hosted by Matthew Blackett.

Event run: October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Catherine Chidgey & David Layton

Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Catherine Chidgey, winner of the New Zealand Book Awards Fiction prize and David Layton, bestselling author of The Bird Factory, discuss childhood struggles and familial relationships with Bert Archer. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.

Event run: October 28, 2017

In Conversation: Marie Darrieussecq & Carol Off

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Wendy O’ Brien interviews Marie Darrieussecq and Carol Off on the extensive body of their work, their career and who/what has influenced them as writers. Hosted by Jessica Wyman.

Event run: October 28, 2017

True North: Stories of Canada

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Ania Szado moderates a discussion with Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis and Jesse Ruddock about the state of Canadian literature. Hosted by Shoilee Khan.

Event run: October 28, 2017

Writers & Company @ IFOA

Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Colm Tóibín will speak with Eleanor Wachtel about his new novel and other recent work, including his critical study, On Elizabeth Bishop.

Event run: October 28, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our Fall 2017 Exhibitions include Artists on art, The Mobile Ruin, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Working It Out and The Deer of Nine Colours.

Event run: September 27 – December 24, 2017

Women of the Hour: Writing Female Characters

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Janie Chang, Marie Darrieussecq, Kyo Maclear and Roberta Rich share the stories of women taking their lives into their own hands with Kate Taylor.

Event run: October 29, 2017

Let’s Talk Genre

Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Sarah Bailey, Nicholas Eames, Alison Pick and Nicholas Power write in different genres. What makes thriller, nonfiction and poetry their favourite form of expression? Moderated by Sue Carter and hosted by Amy Jones.

Event run: October 29, 2017

Walking Cities

Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Walking Cities brings together two authors, Dionne Brand and Vahni Capildeo, to exchange ideas related to identities, places and territories. This panel event will allow the audience to join the conversation and reflect on the relationship between thinking and the places and spaces we live in. Hosted by Shawn Micallef.

Event run: October 29, 2017

Power Talk: Courtney J. Martin

Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

In this Power Talk, Courtney Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Dia Art Foundation, will use American painter Robert Ryman to examine the question of painting within the discourse of object-based Minimalism.

Event run: October 29, 2017

Writing an Informed Story

Sunday, October 29, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Toronto Star editor Deborah Dundas moderates a panel discussion featuring Claire Cameron, Helen Humphreys and Roberta Rich. The authors of The Last Neanderthal, The Ghost Orchard and A Trial In Venice discuss how science and history informed their fiction.

Event run: October 29, 2017

A Celebration of 10 Years of The Best Canadian Poetry

Sunday, October 29, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Join series editors Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey, previous guest editors, and a constellation of Canada’s twice-tested poet-contributors for a special tribute to ten stellar years of this landmark series.

Event run: October 29, 2017

The Missing Piece

Sunday, October 29, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

A puzzle is never solved when a piece is missing. Nicholas Eames, K.J. Howe, and Emily Schultz talk about characters in search of the lost and unaccounted for with Wendy O’Brien. Hosted by David Bradford.

Event run: October 29, 2017

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