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Poetry Ireland @ IFOA

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace/ Harbourfront Centre
Reading: Festival
Participants: Julie Morrissy, Ciaran O'Rourke

Encounter contemporary Irish poets Julie Morrissy and Ciarán O’Rourke and discover Poetry Ireland’s Rising Generation.

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Slave to Mortal Rage

Thursday, October 27, 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)



ARTIST TALK: Sunila Galappatti

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Artist Talk: Festival
Participants: Sunila Galappatti

Sue Carter hosts Sunila Galappatti as she describes the process of writing a memoir for a former prisoner of war: the choices and challenges presented by an unlikely collaboration.

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Found In Translation

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading: Festival
Participants: Luisgé Martín, Lida Nosrati, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

“The best way to get to know a country and its people is through its literature.” – Geoffrey Taylor, Director, International Festival of Authors

For the seventh year, the International Festival of Authors pays tribute to the art of literary translation. IFOA celebrates the importance of making literature available in multiple languages and platforms.

Join international authors Luisgé Martin and Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir as they read from their latest works.

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In Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Interview: Festival
Participants: Rosemary Sullivan, Jess Taylor, Eleanor Wachtel

Award-winning poet, biographer, and anthologist Rosemary Sullivan will sit down with Eleanor Wachtel to discuss her latest work, The Best of Writers & Company, and her many contributions to Canadian cultural life.

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