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October 15–21, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30pm– 8:30pm

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

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Friday, October 19, 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

In Conversation: Miriam Toews

Friday, October 19, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Join Miriam Toews, award-winning author of All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness for a transformative discussion about her latest book Women Talking.

Event run: October 19, 2018

Toronto Poetry Slam: Featuring Jennifer Alicia Murrin

Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00pm–10:30pm

Back for the second time at the Festival, this high-energy poetry showcase features some of the city’s most engaging spoken-word artists.

Event run: October 19, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:00pm–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

Book Bash: Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:00pm– 4:00pm

Join some of Canada’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators for a fun-filled afternoon of activities for kids that celebrate Canadian books and make reading fun.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Double Interview: Ted Barris & Tim Cook

Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Ted Barris and Tim Cook will be interviewed by Hugh Brewster. This event will be hosted by Ania Szado.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Double Interview: James Bartleman and Wayne Grady

Saturday, October 20, 2018
3:00pm– 4:00pm

The writers in this forum tackle themes of love and betrayal, privilege, race, separation and regret. The interview will be led by Steven Beattie and hosted by Ania Szado.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Toronto Lit Up: Launch of Launches

Saturday, October 20, 2018
5:30pm– 7:30pm

Come celebrate the Toronto Lit Up book launches of 2018 during this free reception!

Event run: October 20, 2018

Double Interview: Amitava Kumar & Ruby Namdar

Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Amitava Kumar and Ruby Namdar will be interviewed by Ian Austen. This event will be hosted by Amy Jones.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Man Booker Prize 50th Anniversary: Featuring Marlon James

Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Celebrated Jamaican author Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. He will be joined onstage by other past winners, and nominees to discuss the impact the award has had on their lives.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Anne Michaels & Special Guests

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Anne Michaels will be presenting excerpts from two books, Railtracks, a unique collaboration for theatre, co-written with the British writer John Berger, and Infinite Gradation, a meditation on the mystery at the heart of our mortality, about hope in art and what art makes of death.

Event run: October 20, 2018

Black Box Session: Humber School for Writers, Love & Defiance Podcast

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00pm–10:00pm

The Black Box session is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ upcoming Love and Defiance podcast.

Event run: October 20, 2018

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00pm– 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: Brannavan Gnanalingam, Witi Ihimaera & Maryam Madjidi

Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Featured books in this conversation all focus on themes of location and displacement, and how place can affect characters, cultures and family.

Event run: October 21, 2018

Kegedonce 25th Anniversary

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00pm– 4:00pm

Kegedonce Press is an Aboriginal publishing house in Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve No. 27, Ontario, owned by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. It has been crafting beautiful books that involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. Come celebrate the house’s many achievements over the past 25 years. A number of Kegedonce authors, including Richard Van Camp and Joanne Arnott, will be in attendance. This event will be hosted by Stephanie Pangowish. Licensed event.

Event run: October 21, 2018

Panel: Kelley Armstrong, Michael Robotham & Amy Stuart

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

This intriguing talk gathers together three heavyweights who have all embraced elements of the romantic thriller.

Event run: October 21, 2018

Safar: Journeys to South Asia

Sunday, October 21, 2018
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Join us in this journey to South Asia with Safar. An event featuring a panel and an interview with South Asian authors.

Event run: October 21, 2018

Best Canadian Poetry of 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018
5:00pm– 6:00pm

This tribute celebrates the release of the latest edition of the Best Canadian Poetry, a must-read for anyone with an interest in contemporary literature.

Event run: October 21, 2018

Panel: Kim Fu, Kirsten McDougall & Sarah Winman

Sunday, October 21, 2018
6:00pm– 7:00pm

These award-winning authors illustrate how the past affects the present, with coming-of-age stories that interpret a scope of difficult circumstances.

Event run: October 21, 2018

EUNIC Reading & Reception

Sunday, October 21, 2018
7:00pm– 9:00pm

This evening, in conjunction with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), spotlights writers from EU countries reading short excerpts of their work in their own languages.

Event run: October 21, 2018

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