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Tuesday, May 01

Toronto Lit Up: Suzanne Zelazo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00 PM
The Painted Lady
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Suzanne Zelazo

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Join Suzanne Zelazo, Coach House Books and the International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Lances All Alike, Zelazo’s newest poetry collection.

‘Zelazo’s [poems are] cerebrally orgasmic, icily erotic – [her] tone, like Virginia Woolf’s, is highly introspective, yet reverberates with an urgency that assures readers they are most welcome intruders, resulting in a somber and precise, coolly impassioned orchestration.’ – Vallum

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Admission is free. RSVP here.


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, May 02

Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Panel: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Dionne Brand, Marc Côté, Rabindranath Maharaj, Tessa McWatt

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The editors of the Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada anthology (Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj) will discuss the book and what it means to be a writer in Canada with moderator Marc Côté.

At the heart of this anthology are questions around the work of words. What does it mean to be a writer in this country? What can the literature being written today — the stories, the novels, the poetry, the drama, the creative non-fiction — tell us about Canada’s social arrangements; about its political and aesthetic shapes and its preoccupations? In the 21st century is a “national literature” possible, let alone desirable?

Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Nicole Brossard, Richard Van Camp, David Chariandy, George Elliott Clarke, Sheila Fischman, Camilla Gibb, Hiromi Goto, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Stephen Henighan, Lawrence Hill, Greg Hollingshead, Lee Maracle, Lisa Moore, Heather O’Neill,
Michael Ondaatje, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Eden Robinson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Madeleine Thien, Judith Thompson, M.G. Vassanji, Rita Wong.

Thursday, May 10

Toronto Lit Up: Ann Ireland

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Queen Books
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up | Toronto Lit Up/Book Launch
Participants: Ann Ireland

Toronto International Festival of Authors and Biblioasis invite you to the launch of Where’s Bob? by Ann Ireland.

Where's Bob? by Ann Ireland. Biblioasis. “Ireland’s writing has remarkable humour, and gentle but unshying insight into character. As a past president of PEN, no doubt she’s heard tales to make one shudder.” —The Globe and Mail

Admission is free. RSVP here.


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Tuesday, May 15

Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (Day 1)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10am-2pm
Harbourfront Centre
Author appearance, Courses & workshops, Presentation, Workshop: Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™
Participants:

Forest Festival of Trees

May 15-17, 2018
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 270,000 Ontario children read and vote for their favourite book in eight age-specific award categories.

The Forest of Reading® culminates in the Festival of Trees, 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 at Harbourfront Centre. Each day has energetic ceremonies with live entertainment, as well as workshops with the nominated authors and illustrators.

Students across Ontario read 100 nominated works and cast votes for their favourite titles in late April. For a full list of 2018 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 15, 2018, 10am
Concert Stage
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Red Maple Fiction Award
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:30am
Concert Stage
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Blue Spruce Award
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1pm
Concert Stage
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For award ceremonies happening on May 16, please click here. For award ceremonies happening on May 17, please click here.


 

Toronto Lit Up: Heather Cadsby, Degan Davis, Steve McOrmond

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Heather Cadsby, Degan Davis, Steve McOrmond

Celebrate three new works of words and ideas written by Heather Cadsby (Standing in the Flock of Connections), Degan Davis (What Kind of Man Are You), and Steve McOrmond (Reckon). Join the authors, Brick Books and IFOA for this presentation. Authors will be in attendance.

Admission is free. RSVP here.

 

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

Toronto Arts Counciltoronto-lit-up-logo-magenta-2IFOA 2015 blue logo

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