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Modern Families

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/Round Table: Festival
Participants: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Ali Hassan, Jim Lynch, Alison Pick

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Amy Jones and Jim Lynch share ideas about familial relations in this exciting round table discussion. This event is hosted by Alison Pick and moderated by Ali Hassan.


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New Faces of Fiction

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading: Festival
Participants: Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Gary Barwin, Jessica Johnson, Lynne Kutsukake, Yann Martel

Meet the New Faces of Fiction! Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Gary Barwin, Lynne Kutsukake and Yann Martel will read from their latest novels. The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A period. Jessica Johnson hosts.

From its inception, the New Face of Fiction has been all about one thing: bringing spectacular first-time Canadian novelists to readers. Every year  first novels are chosen for the program based on the high quality of the writing and the storytelling.


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Slave to Mortal Rage

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre
Virtual Reality: Festival

Slave to Mortal Rage makes its Canadian Premier at IFOA! It is the third virtual reality installation by CiRCA69, a company described by Cineuropa Magazine as “one of the most notable names in Europe to be dealing with VR”. You can walk around and explore the world around you, interact with it, feel the wind upon your face and uncover a story in which you are the central character.

You find yourself on the mezzanine of a luxury apartment in a high rise block overlooking the city; you are in the middle of a story or a poem which needs further investigation to be understood. The city is disintegrating, the news reader is weeping and on a desk in front of you a copy of Palgrave’s Golden Treasury is open to the page Time and Love.

Commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival & DRHA 2016 (Digital Research in Humanities and Arts Conference, University of Brighton)



Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Readings

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: Festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes the best Canadian novel or short story collection with a $25,000 prize. Meet the shortlisted authors for this prestigious award at this exclusive reading, and see if you can predict the winner! The Writers’ Trust Awards Ceremony takes place November 2nd in Toronto.

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Truth or Dare: Exploring the Human Psyche

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/Round Table: Festival
Participants: Claire Cameron, Samantha Harvey, Miguel Ángel Hernández, Suzana Tratnik, Ruth Ware

Some search for truth and others just dare to act. Miguel Ángel Hernández, Suzana Tratnik and Ruth Ware discuss the journeys of their characters with the Toronto Star’s Deborah Dundas. Claire Cameron hosts.


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