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On the Road to 50 Years: Celebrating the Canada Council’s Killam Prize

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Round table: IFOA
Participants: Constance Backhouse, Joseph Kertes, Keren Rice, Ronald Wright

Each year the The Canada Council’s Killam Prize recognizes distinguished career achievement in five disciplines: the Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year. IFOA is thrilled to have Constance Backhouse talking about sexual assault and the law, Keren Rice discussing the resurgence of interest in recent months and years in native languages and Ronald Wright discussing his Massey Lecture on progress. This event is moderated by Joseph Kertes and hosted by Dale Smith.

Constance Backhouse and Ronald Wright will sign books in the Festival Hub following their event.

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This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to mark the 50th Anniversary of its Killam Program – Building Canada’s future through research.

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Dealing With Tragedy: Post-War Narratives

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Reading: IFOA
Participants: Robert Olen Butler, Joseph Kertes, Lynne Kutsukake

Award-winners Robert Olen Butler and Joseph Kertes join debut novelist Lynne Kutsukake to read from their new books. This event is hosted by Toronto local author Brian Francis.

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Stranger Than Fiction: A Disappearance in Damascus

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Stranger Than Fiction Presentation: IFOA
Participants: Deborah Campbell

Award-winning journalist Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus, reporting on the exodus of Iraqis into Syria in the aftermath of the Iraq War. When her “fixer” is seized from her side by secret police, Campbell spends months to desperately find her. She will present from her book and experience. Steven W. Beattie hosts.

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Stranger Than Fiction: Root Therapy, Re-imagining The Family Tree

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM
Studio Theatre/ Harbourfront Centre
Stranger Than Fiction Presentation: IFOA
Participants: Alexandra Risen

Alexandra Risen’s memoir Unearthed celebrates family bonds and perseverance. In this uplifting talk she will discuss the unconscious and profound connections between nature, gardens and people, and how soil is the new Prozac. Steven W. Beattie hosts.

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In Conversation with John Metcalf

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM
Brigantine Room/ Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Interview: IFOA
Participants: Randy Boyagoda, John Metcalf, Rosemary Sullivan

Writer, critic, and scholar Randy Boyagoda will sit down with editor and writer John Metcalf to discuss his work and career. Metcalf will read from his new collection of novellas and short stories, The Museum at the End of the World. Rosemary Sullivan hosts. 

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