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October 20-22,2017
Weekend of Week 42 of Year 2017

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

Friday, October 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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

Toronto Poetry Slam featuring Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger @ IFOA

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Toronto Poetry Project is partnering with the International Festival of Authors and the British Council in Canada to launch the Festival’s first Poetry Slam! Featuring Deanna Rodgers and Dean Atta from London (UK). Hosted by David Silverberg, the artistic director, founder and frequent host of Toronto Poetry Slam.

Event run: October 20, 2017

DanceWorks: Dreamwalker Dance – Dual Light

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00pm

Dual Light is a collection of visual poems featuring eight exceptional artists – Brendan Wyatt, Yuichiro Inoue, Kristy Kennedy, Joshua Van Tassel, Simon Rossiter, Cheryl Lalonde, AJ Morra and Andrea Nann.

Event run: October 19–21,2017

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

Saturday, October 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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

Kobzar @ IFOA

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00am–12:00pm

Join the Kobzar Literary Biennial Award finalists for readings from their nominated works. Hosted by Joseph Kertes.

Event run: October 21, 2017

The Creative Genius of Tom Thomson

Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

David Silcox, art historian and cultural administrator, will present the story and work of Tom Thomson. Hosted by Lewis DeSoto.

Event run: October 21, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Saturday, October 21, 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

Ode to Poetry

Saturday, October 21, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Lead Ontario poets, Roo Borson, Anne Michaels and Stuart Ross, discuss process, inspiration and the state of poetry today with Steven Beattie.

Event run: October 21, 2017

In Conversation: Chantel Acevedo & Amanda Earl

Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl discuss the stories of resilient and free-spirited women with Susan G. Cole. Hosted by Alexandra Grigorescu.

Event run: October 21, 2017

Twists & Turns: The Art of Thriller Writing

Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Mark Billingham and Chris Brookmyre, the UK’s leading crime and thriller writers, sit down with Joy Fielding to discuss the art of their trade.

Event run: October 21, 2017

Poetic New Worlds

Saturday, October 21, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Enjoy readings by Roo Borson, Mireia Calafell, Amanda Earl, David Goldstein, Jennifer LoveGrove, John Nyman, Nicholas Power, Stuart Ross and Dane Swan. This event will feature 2016 CBC Poetry Prize winner Michael Fraser. Hosted by Phoebe Wang.

Event run: October 21, 2017

Toronto Lit Up Launch of Launches

Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00pm– 6:30pm

Celebrate with the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA the first year of the Toronto Lit Up programme. Meet authors Diana Biacora, David Bradford, Claire Cameron, Domenico Capilongo, Nicole Chin, Dalton Derkson, Jane Farrow and many more at this free reception!

Event run: October 21, 2017

Mystery: Quest for the Truth

Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

The New York Times editor, Dan Wakin, interviews crime writers Sara Blaedel and Peter Robinson. Hosted by James Grainger.

Event run: October 21, 2017

Come Rhyme with Me

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Enjoy a night of rhyming and rice and peas with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger alongside a menu of performers chosen for their wit, wisdom and ability to move you.The evening will have an open mic at the start and a distinctly relaxed Caribbean feel with a delicious meal.

Event run: October 21, 2017

DanceWorks: Dreamwalker Dance – Dual Light

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00pm

Dual Light is a collection of visual poems featuring eight exceptional artists – Brendan Wyatt, Yuichiro Inoue, Kristy Kennedy, Joshua Van Tassel, Simon Rossiter, Cheryl Lalonde, AJ Morra and Andrea Nann.

Event run: October 19–21,2017

The Basement Revue @ IFOA

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30pm–10:30pm

Founded by songwriter Jason Collett, the Basement Revue has been a showcase and incubator for Canadian music and literature for more than 10 years. Co-curated and co-hosted by the writer Damian Rogers, the program and participants are kept secret until the performance begins.

Event run: October 21, 2017

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

Sunday, October 22, 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 22, 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

Sunday, October 22, 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

The Koffler & The Vine Awards @ IFOA

Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00am–12:00pm

Join Nick Hutcheson in conversation with Eric Beck Rubin and Danila Botha, about their shortlisted books. Hosted by Koffler’s Mary Anderson.

Event run: October 22, 2017

In Conversation: Seth & Adrian Tomine

Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00am–12:00pm

Join Seth and Adrian Tomine as they talk about cartooning using the backdrop of their own practice and experience. Hosted by Nina Bunjevac.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Poetry & Process

Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Poets Gwen Benaway, Ronna Bloom, Julie Cameron Gray and Anne Michaels talk about their creative process and the themes that inspire and inform their work with Meaghan Strimas.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2017

Sunday, October 22, 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

Dissecting the Villain

Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Thriller writers, Sarah Blaedel, Chris Brookmyre, Nick Cutter and Andrew Pyper, discuss their process creating their antiheroes with Andy McGuire. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Sunday Scene: Colleen Lipinski

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Colleen Lipinski is currently the owner of Toronto Audiology Associates. She is a clinical educator and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, and has completed a Doctor of Audiology degree from AT Still University, Arizona Health Sciences, among many other accolades. Lipinski will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition ears to speak of.

Event run: October 22, 2017

In Conversation: Antanas Sileika & Drew Hayden Taylor

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Antanas Sileika, author of The Barefoot Bingo Caller, and Drew Hayden Taylor, author of Take Us To Your Chief, discuss the role of cynicism, sarcasm and humour in literature with Lewis DeSoto.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Power Kids: Infinite Landscapes

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00pm– 5:00pm

These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. Sammy Baloji’s and Filip De Boeck’s work explores the past, present, and future dreams of a city’s inhabitants. In this workshop, we will discuss how Baloji combines both the past and the future, the old and the new, in his photographs. Then we will transform historic images of Toronto’s landscape into new futuristic scenes using plastic, paper and textiles.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Of Fathers and Sons

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Bert Archer explores father-son relationships with David Bouchet, David Layton and Pasha Malla.

Event run: October 22, 2017

Relate and Reflect

Sunday, October 22, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Join Nicola Lagioia, Rachel Manley, Eduard Márquez and Jean E. Pendziwol as they read from their latest works. Hosted by Danila Botha.

Event run: October 22, 2017

EUNIC @ IFOA New Literature from Europe

Sunday, October 22, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Encounter Italian author Nicola Lagioia, David Machado from Portugal, Immanuel Mifsud from Malta and French novelist Sylvain Prudhomme, and discover today’s European literature’s rising generation. The discussion will be moderated by Toronto-based author Martha Baillie.

Event run: October 22, 2017

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