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Wednesday, May 11

IFOA Weekly presents Jim Lynch, Helen Simonson and Alissa York

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room
Reading: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Deborah Dundas, Jim Lynch, Helen Simonson, Alissa York

Catch talented novelists Jim Lynch, Helen Simonson and Alissa York reading from their latest works. Deborah Dundas will be hosting.

Tuesday, May 17

Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ Day 1

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: Young Readers
Participants:

May 17–19, 2016,  10am–2pm

The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape. The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading programme of its kind. Every year, more than 250,000 Ontario children read and vote for their favourite book in eight age-specific award categories.

Festival of TreesThe Forest of Reading® culminates in the Festival of Trees, now a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers. The festival is Canada’s largest literary event for children, with more than 10,000 attending the event here at Harbourfront Centre. Each day has energetic ceremonies with live entertainment, as well as workshops with the nominated authors and illustrators.

Students across Ontario are now in the midst of reading 100 nominated works. They will cast votes for their favourite titles in late April. For a full list of 2016 nominees, please click here.

The event is open to the Public. Tickets are $15.50 each!

Information about each award can be found here.

Tuesday award ceremonies:

White Pine™ Award
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10am
Concert Stage
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Red Maple Fiction Award
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 11:30am
Concert Stage
SOLD OUT

Blue Spruce Award
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1pm
Concert Stage
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For award ceremonies happening on May 18, please click here. For award ceremonies happening on May 19, please click here.

Wednesday, May 18

Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ Day 2

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: Young Readers
Participants:

May 17–19, 2016,  10am–2pm

The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape. The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading programme of its kind. Every year, more than 250,000 Ontario children read and vote for their favourite book in eight age-specific award categories.

Festival of TreesThe Forest of Reading® culminates in the Festival of Trees, now a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers. The festival is Canada’s largest literary event for children, with more than 10,000 attending the event here at Harbourfront Centre. Each day has energetic ceremonies with live entertainment, as well as workshops with the nominated authors and illustrators.

Students across Ontario are now in the midst of reading 100 nominated works. They will cast votes for their favourite titles in late April. For a full list of 2016 nominees, please click here.

The event is open to the Public. Tickets are $15.50 each!

Information about each award can be found here.

Wednesday award ceremonies:

Silver Birch® Non-Fiction Award
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10am
Concert Stage
BUY A TICKET

Silver Birch® Fiction Award
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 11:30am
Concert Stage
SOLD OUT!

Silver Birch® Express Award
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1pm
Concert Stage
SOLD OUT!

For award ceremonies happening on May 17, please click here. For award ceremonies happening on May 19, please click here.

Thursday, May 19

Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ Day 3

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: Young Readers
Participants:

May 17–19, 2016,  10am–2pm

The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading® and the Festival of Trees occupy places of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape. The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading programme of its kind. Every year, more than 250,000 Ontario children read and vote for their favourite book in eight age-specific award categories.

Festival of TreesThe Forest of Reading® culminates in the Festival of Trees, now a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers. The festival is Canada’s largest literary event for children, with more than 10,000 attending the event here at Harbourfront Centre. Each day has energetic ceremonies with live entertainment, as well as workshops with the nominated authors and illustrators.

Students across Ontario are now in the midst of reading 100 nominated works. They will cast votes for their favourite titles in late April. For a full list of 2016 nominees, please click here.

The event is open to the Public. Tickets are $15.50 each!

Information about each award can be found here.

Thursday award ceremonies:

Le Prix Tamarac
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10am
Concert Stage
BUY A TICKET

Le Prix Tamarac Express
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:30am
Concert Stage
BUY A TICKET

Le Prix Peuplier
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1pm
Concert Stage
BUY A TICKET

For award ceremonies happening on May 17, please click here. For award ceremonies happening on May 18, please click here.

Wednesday, May 25

Brick Books 40th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30PM
Lakeside Terrace
Author appearance: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Barry Dempster, Naomi Guttman, Monty Reid, Nico Rogers, Sue Sinclair, Carolyn Smart, Dean Steadman

Brick Books is celebrating 40 years of publishing Canadian poetry. Brick Books has published some of CanLit’s favourite writers, including Anne Carson, Michael Crummey and Margaret Avison. The press was founded by Stan Dragland and Don McKay in 1975, and is currently run by a team of editors and general manager Kitty Lewis.

Join us in celebrating Brick Books’ 40th Anniversary with Barry Dempster, Naomi Guttman, Monty Reid, Nico Rogers, Sue Sinclair, Carolyn Smart and Dean Steadman. Brick Books’ general manager Kitty Lewis will host the event and Alayna Munce, production manager and editor, will introduce the authors.

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