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October 19–21, 2018

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours Vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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