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Thursday, October 26

In Conversation: John Boyne & Emma Donoghue

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Interview: IFOA
Participants: John Boyne, Richard Crouse, Emma Donoghue

John Boyne and Emma Donoghue have seen their literary works adapted for the screen. They talk to film critic and author Richard Crouse about their experience and success.

We All Begin in a Little Magazine: A Celebration of 10 Years of The Puritan Magazine

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: André Babyn, André Forget, Jason Freure, Spencer Gordon, Rudrapriya Rathore, Tyler Willis, Catriona Wright

As a small magazine, The Puritan is on the cutting edge of new Canadian writing. Writers who received their first publication credit in its pages have gone on to secure book deals and win national awards. At this panel discussion, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the magazine’s founding, Puritan editors and staff will discuss the trends they are seeing in new Canadian writing and what they think the future of Canadian literature looks like.

Event participants include André Babyn, Spencer Gordon, Rudrapriya Rathore, Tyler Willis and Catriona Wright. André Forget and Jason Freure will moderate.

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Presented in partnership with The Puritan





Friday, October 27

Looking Back: History in Fiction

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: David Coventry, Joseph Kertes, Sarah Lazarovic, Alison Pick, Emily Schultz, Rohan Wilson

From 1928 Tour de France to Prohibition-Era Detroit in 1927, and from 1874 Launceston to 1921 Palestine, authors David Coventry, Alison Pick, Emily Schultz and Rohan Wilson discuss how time and place inspire and inform their fiction. This panel is moderated by Joseph Kertes and hosted by Sarah Lazarovic.


The Nature of Fear

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: Sarah Bailey, Nick Cutter, Sheniz Janmohamed, Grace O'Connell, Ania Szado

From uneasiness to terror, horror and panic, thrillers can evoke strong negative emotions to the reader. Sarah Bailey, Nick Cutter and Grace O’Connell examine the power and nature of this evolutionary emotion with Ania Szado. Hosted by Sheniz Janmohamed.


Uncovering the Past

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: John Boyne, Terry Fallis, Frances Itani

John Boyne, Terry Fallis and Frances Itani discuss familial relationships and the secrets found in their novels The Heart’s Invisible Furies, One Brother Shy and That’s My Baby. Follow their characters as they uncover their past and learn more about who they are.

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