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Wednesday, February 01

Lit Jam

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Lit Jam: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Gill Deacon

open-mic-night-1467020-1280x960An interactive night of storytelling at IFOA!

Four teams composed of emerging writers from various creative writing programs in Toronto will compete by improvising stories on stage. The audience will lead them with story starters and scenarios!

Join us and CBC’s Gill Deacon for a night of on-the-spot creativity and storytelling like never before!

Each team will be judged by a panel of writers and the winning team will receive a cash prize. Our judges include Danila Botha, Joseph Kertes and Shari Lapena.

The winning work will  be published online in NOW Toronto!


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Tuesday, February 14

#XOifoa Valentine’s Day Twitter Chat

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12pm
Live Twitter Chat: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Gary Barwin, Sheila Sampath

As Valentine’s Day approaches you might be struggling to find the right words to say how you feel.
Don’t let Valentine’s Day stress you out.

We have asked 2016 Giller Prize nominee Gary Barwin (@garybarwin), editor and art director of Shameless Magazine Sheila Sampath (@sheilasheila) and poet and professor Daniel Scott Tysdal (@dstiz) to help you write your love notes!

Gary, Sheila and Daniel are happy to help with:

  • Writing your lover of many years something new
  • Penning a lovely limerick for your son or daughter
  • Choosing the right words for a note to mom
  • Sending your gal pals the funniest card
  • A little something to go with the candy gram for your coworkers
  • And much more. Just ask!

Follow @ifoa and tweet your request to one of these writers using #XOifoa.


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