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Slave to Mortal Rage

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 4:00pm-8:00pm
Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre
Virtual Reality: Festival

Slave to Mortal Rage makes its Canadian premiere 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)



EUNIC: Writing History, Telling Stories

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/Round Table: Festival
Participants: Christopher Kloeble, Lola Lafon, Francesca Melandri

Contemporary European novelists Christopher Kloeble, Lola Lafon, and Francesca Melandri talk of lives lived in the 20th century. This round table will be hosted by Beatriz Hausner and moderated by Bert Archer.

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The Past You Make

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/Round Table: Festival
Participants: Hugh Brewster, C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, Alissa York

C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, and Alissa York’s works  transport us to a different place and time. Learn how these authors re-imagine the past. Hosted by Steven W. Beattie and moderated by Hugh Brewster.

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In Conversation with David Adams Richards

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Interview: Festival
Participants: David Adams Richards, Guy Vanderhaeghe

Guy Vanderhaeghe will sit down with David Adams Richards for an intimate dialogue about writing, life and creativity. David will read from his latest novel Principles to Live ByThis event is hosted by Brian Francis.

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IFOA Scarborough

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus - Ralph Campbell Lounge
Reading/Round Table: Lit On Tour
Participants: André Alexis, Takashi Hiraide, Andrew Westoll

Do not miss exquisite authors André Alexis and Takashi Hiraide as they read from their most recent works and discuss their distinct creative process! Andrew Westoll moderates.

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