Wendy O’Brien converses with authors Michelle Berry, Bill Gaston, Immanuel Mifsud and Kathleen Winter about guilt, failure, hopelessness, the power of the human spirit and second chances .Hosted by Emily Saso.
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David Bouchet, Carol Bruneau and Eden Robinson talk with Vincent Lam about their characters’ personal odysseys in search of ‘home.’ It turns out home is never the physical or geographical space, but an idiosyncratic and very personal state of mind. ‘Home’ is about having the freedom, the will and the courage to own one’s identity.
This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Véhicule Press.
The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes the best Canadian novel or short story collection with a $50,000 award. Meet Carleigh Baker, Claire Cameron, David Chariandy, Omar El Akkad and Leanne Simpson, the shortlisted authors for this prestigious award at this exclusive event. Hosted and moderated by Becky Toyne.
The 2017 Writers’ Trust Awards will be held on November 14 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Presented in partnership with the Writers’ Trust of Canada
IFOA Scarborough welcomes B. Denham Jolly and Rachel Manley! These esteemed authors will be interviewed by Andrew Westoll. Do not miss the opportunity to hear them read from their latest works.
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John Irving, American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and John Boyne, author of the New York Times no.1 Bestseller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, will delve into Boyne’s new book The Heart’s Invisible Furies. They will attempt to dissect the human spirit and discuss how the book’s characters deal with identity struggles. Hosted by Deborah Dundas.