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Koffler @ IFOA presents Olive Senior and Ravi Jain

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Round table: IFOA
Participants: Lewis DeSoto, Ravi Jain, Olive Senior

The Koffler Centre of the Arts returns this year to the International Festival of Authors to proudly present one of Toronto’s most celebrated playwrights Ravi Jain in conversation with acclaimed author Olive Senior.

Bound by their shared passion for cultural identity and lineage, they will discuss the complications (and joys) of navigating multiple cultures inside and outside the family, and the relationships between mothers, daughters, and sons.

Hosted by Lewis DeSoto.

 

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Immersive Settings

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading: IFOA
Participants: Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Sharon Butala, Chris Chambers, Michael Helm

Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Sharon Butala, Chris Chambers and Michael Helm read from their latest works. This event is hosted by Brian Francis. Join us for an audience question and answer period after the readings.

 

 

Vice: The Art of Crime Writing

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:30 PM
Brigantine Room
Reading/Round Table: IFOA
Participants: James Grainger, Lotte Hammer, Alexander Maksik, Peter Robinson, Ben Sanders, Ania Szado

Lotte Hammer, Alexander Maksik, Peter Robinson, and Ben Sanders will share their insights about the art of crime writing and what makes a crime story effective. This event is hosted by James Grainger and moderated by Ania Szado.

Graphic Sonnet Exchange

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: John Martz, Jon McNaught, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher

As part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the British Council is celebrating his enduring legacy as one of the UK’s greatest cultural icons with a unique graphic novel exchange programme at the International Festival of Authors. Shakespeare’s sonnets cross and challenge boundaries of love, friendship, gender, literary form and question what it means to be human. Contemporary artists Jonathan McNaught from the UK and Toronto-based John Martz will create their own responses to a Shakespearean Sonnet in the graphic novel form. They will develop new narrative interpretations and find new insights into Shakespeare’s mysterious poem. All audience members will receive a copy of the graphic novel!

 

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Pushing the Boundaries

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 3:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Round table: IFOA
Participants: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Suzana Tratnik, Charlotte Wood

Amy Jones, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Suzana Tratnik and Charlotte Wood will talk about female character portrayals in literature and the consequences of women pushing social boundaries with NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole. This event will be hosted by Sheniz Janmohamed.

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