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Wednesday, April 05

In Conversation with Ivan Coyote

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Interview: Author Appearance | IFOA Weekly
Participants: Ivan Coyote, Rachel Giese

IFOA Weekly is thrilled to present acclaimed author Ivan Coyote with their newest novel Tomboy Survival Guide. Coyote will be interviewed by award-winning Toronto journalist Rachel Giese. Bert Archer will host the event.

coyote_tomboysurvivalguideIvan writes about their years as a young butch, dealing with new infatuations and old baggage, and life as a gender-box-defying adult, in which they offer advice to young people while seeking guidance from others. Tomboy Survival Guide warmly recounts Ivan’s past as a diffident yet freespirited tomboy, and maps their journey through treacherous gender landscapes and a maze of labels that don’t quite stick, to a place of selfacceptance and an authentic and personal strength. The book is based on the stage show of the same name which continues to tour in Canada, the US and beyond.

“An emotionally powerful memoir by a great storyteller about normal life.”
—The Globe and Mail

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Thursday, April 06

Toronto Lit Up: R. Kolewe, Kateri Lanthier, Jennifer LoveGrove, Phoebe Wang and Catriona Wright

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Kateri Lanthier, Jennifer LoveGrove, Phoebe Wang, Catriona Wright

Please join the League of Canadian Poets and the IFOA in launching National Poetry Month, and the new works of five wonderful Toronto Poets.

R. Kolewe, Inspecting Nostalgia (Talonbooks)
Kateri Lanthier, Siren (Véhicule Press)
Jennifer LoveGrove, Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes (BookThug)
Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements (McClelland & Stewart)
Catriona Wright, Table Manners (Véhicule Press)

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Tuesday, April 11

Toronto Lit Up: Trevor Cole

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM
The Emmett Ray Bar
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Trevor Cole

IFOA and HarperCollins invite you to the presentation of The Whisky King by award-winning journalist and novelist Trevor Cole as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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The Whisky King
is the rich and fascinating history of Canada’s first celebrity mobster, the King of the Bootleggers, Rocco Perri and the man who pursued him, “Operative No. 1,” Canada’s first undercover Mountie.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Wednesday, April 12

In Conversation with Sarah de Leeuw

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Interview: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Sarah de Leeuw, Ariel Smith

Join Sarah de Leeuw, award-winning researcher and creative writer, and Ariel Smith, Executive Director of the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival, imagineNATIVE, for an in-depth conversation about Where It Hurts, a book that shines the spotlight on lost geographies and lost people. Sheniz Janmohamed will host this event.

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Where It Hurts
is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw’s creative non-fiction captures strange inconsistencies and aberrations of human behaviour, urging us to be observant and aware. The essays are wide in scope and expose what—and who—goes missing.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 19

Toronto Lit Up: Joanna Goodman

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Joanna Goodman

IFOA and HarperCollins invite you to the release of The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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The Finishing School
is a suspenseful, provocative novel of friendship, secrets, and deceit. A successful writer returns to her elite Swiss boarding school to get to the bottom of a tragic accident that took place while she was a student twenty years earlier.

Goodman’s fourth novel was listed by RT Reviews as one of “publishing’s most-anticipated upcoming releases”—one they “cannot wait” to read!

Join as at Ben McNally Books and meet the author, network and celebrate new work!

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Please RSVP by sending an email to: hccpublicity@harpercollins.com

 


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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