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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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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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Thursday, April 20

IFOA Weekly presents Danila Botha & Karen Connelly

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading & Book Presentation: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Karen Connelly, Catherine Graham

We are delighted to have award-winning author Danila Botha and best-selling author Karen Connelly share the IFOA stage to read from and talk about their new books. Join them as they present on their inspiration, character development and what they learned from writing their stories. Catherine Graham will host the event.

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For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known is unlike anything I have ever read before. Unflinchingly honest in its examination of love in all its joyful, messy, agonizing, spectacularly beautiful glory, these stories seem to vibrate on their own emotional frequency. Danila Botha writes with a heartbreaking rawness and intensity that will continue to haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.”—Amy Jones, author of We’re All In This Together
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“Erotic. Truthful. Cunning. This is the juicy peach of a novel you’ve been longing to devour. Bless Karen Connelly for writing the life of a middle-aged woman with all the lusty bravura it deserves. I dare you to read The Change Room and not be simultaneously astonished and aroused.” —Ami McKay, author of The Witches of New York

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