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Women of the Hour: Writing Female Characters

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Roundtable: Festival
Participants: Janie Chang, Marie Darrieussecq, Carrianne Leung, Kyo Maclear, Roberta Rich, Kate Taylor

Janie Chang, Marie Darrieussecq, Kyo Maclear and Roberta Rich share the stories of women taking their lives into their own hands with Kate Taylor.

Let’s Talk Genre

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: Festival
Participants: Sarah Bailey, Sue Carter, Nicholas Eames, Amy Jones, Alison Pick, Nicholas Power

Sarah Bailey, Nicholas Eames, Alison Pick and Nicholas Power write in different genres. What makes thriller, nonfiction and poetry their favourite form of expression? Moderated by Sue Carter and hosted by Amy Jones.

Walking Cities

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Presentation: Festival
Participants: Dionne Brand, Vahni Capildeo, Shawn Micallef

Walking Cities brings together  two authors, Dionne Brand and Vahni Capildeo, to exchange ideas related to identities, places and territories. The paired writers will discuss how various places have influenced their own writing and thinking. This will result in a series of thought-provoking intercultural podcasts and short films produced and made available in November 2017. This panel event will allow the audience to join the conversation and reflect on the relationship between thinking and the places and spaces we live in. Hosted by Shawn Micallef.

Presented in partnership with the British Council Canada




A Celebration of 10 Years of The Best Canadian Poetry

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: Festival

best-of-the-best-canadian-poetry-in-english-tenth-anniversary-editionChosen from the first nine volumes of this innovative series, the anniversary volume takes the pulse of the last decade of Canadian poetry with ninety superb poems that have excelled—twice—at the test of Best. Join series editors Molly Peacock and Anita Lahey, previous guest editors, and a constellation of Canada’s twice-tested poet-contributors for a special tribute to ten stellar years of this landmark series.

Participants include Peter Chiykowski, George Elliott Clarke, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Cara-Lyn Morgan, A.F. Moritz, Elizabeth Ross, David Seymour, Bardia Sinaee, Karen Solie, Carmine Starnino and Priscila Uppal.

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Presented in partnership with Tightrope Books


Writing an Informed Story

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: Festival
Participants: Claire Cameron, Deborah Dundas, Helen Humphreys, Roberta Rich, Jessica Wyman

Toronto Star editor Deborah Dundas moderates a panel discussion featuring Claire Cameron, Helen Humphreys and Roberta Rich. The authors of The Last Neanderthal, The Ghost Orchard and A Trial In Venice discuss how science and history informed their fiction. Hosted by Jessica Wyman.


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