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YoungIFOA: Renné Benoit, Robin Stevenson, Rebecca Upjohn

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Bill Boyle Artport - Studio Theatre
Author appearance, Courses & workshops, Reading: IFOA | Young Readers
Participants: Renné Benoit , Evan Munday, Robin Stevenson, Rebecca Upjohn

The perfect programme for young book lovers and aspiring writers! YoungIFOA offers students from grades 3 to 8 the opportunity to meet an author at one of our reading/Q&A events, and get creative at a bookplate-making workshop. On October 23, see Robin Stevenson, the winner of this year’s Forest of Reading® Silver Birch® Fiction Award, and authors Renné Benoit and Rebecca Upjohn, winners of this year’s 2014 Silver Birch® Express Award on October 23! Author Evan Munday hosts.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email or call 416-973-4760.



IFOA Hamilton

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Hillfield Strathallan College - Auditorium
Interview, Reading: Litontour

Roch Carrier, one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and the author of the well-known classic The Hockey Sweater, discusses Montcalm and Wolfe, his new dual biography of the two generals and their famous battle on the Plains of Abraham. 

For tickets and more information, please visit Bryan Prince Bookseller (905-528-4508)

In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller



PEN Canada Benefit: The Judicious Use of Solitude – A Conversation with David Cronenberg

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Author appearance, Interview, Reading, Special Event: IFOA
Participants: David Cronenberg, Mark Kingwell

Crime, disease and philosophy entangle themselves in David Cronenberg‘s dark debut novel, Consumed. At PEN Canada‘s Benefit on the opening night of the International Festival of Authors, philosopher Mark Kingwell will discuss how these themes relate to Cronenberg’s decades-long engagement with writers like J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Brett Easton Ellis and Vladimir Nabokov.

All proceeds from the event will go to PEN Canada, a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

This event is part of CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors.


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