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Wednesday, September 16

IFOA Book Club

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - September to May, third Wednesday of every month, 6pm to 7:30pm
Harbourfront Centre
Book club: IFOA Learning

Third Wednesday of every month, September to May at 6pm (1.5 hours)

Meet other book lovers, discuss fascinating topics and expand your world. Our monthly book club features guest speakers and books handpicked from IFOA programming.

As an added bonus, register and receive a FREE one-year subscription to the IFOA weekly series.

2015 Schedule: 

September 16th
Book Discussed: The Green Road
Author: Anne Enright

October 21
Book Discussed: The Middlesteins
Author: Jami Attenberg

November 18
Book Discussed: Water for Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen

December 16
Book Discussed: Harmless
Author: James Grainger

Hosted by Jen Tindall, Artistic Associate at IFOA

Please call 416-973-4760 or email with any questions.

Thursday, September 24

In Conversation with Salman Rushdie

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Author appearance, Interview, Special Event: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Brent Bambury, Salman Rushdie

The internationally acclaimed author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses returns with Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a spellbinding modern tale about worlds colliding. Brent Bambury will interview.

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Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6pm and a cash bar reception begins. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is their policy to overbook. In case of a full programme, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Ticket holder lineups for sold-out events begin as early as 4pm.


Sunday, September 27

The Word On The Street Book and Magazine Festival

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11am–6pm
Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA Weekly





The Word On The Street celebrates the written word and champions literacy through a free, annual book and magazine fair. Each year, The Word On The Street brings Toronto a showcase of Canada’s hottest new books and authors, as well as the best Canadian magazines. Enjoy over 200 authors and presenters on stage, and shop in an Exhibitor Marketplace featuring hundreds of vendors—it’s the world’s largest outdoor bookstore!

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© Kent Robinson



Wednesday, September 30

The Writer’s Voice: From the Page to the Public

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace
Author appearance, Panel, Special Event: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Farzana Doctor, Carrianne Leung, Lee Maracle, Judy Rebick, Vivek Shraya

How does a writer decide how their story is told? What role do gender, culture and experience play in the decisions surrounding voice and narrative, and how do industry voicesagents, editors and publishersinfluence the writer’s voice along the way? Join some of Canada’s most engaging authors in a discussion around the powerful role of voice in storytelling and the creation of literature.


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