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Saturday, October 28

True North: Stories of Canada

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis, Shoilee Khan, Jesse Ruddock, Ania Szado

Ania Szado moderates a discussion with Carol Bruneau, Terry Fallis and Jesse Ruddock about the state of Canadian literature. What are some of the recurring themes, subject matters and sources of inspiration in CanLit that these three authors draw upon in their works? Hosted by Shoilee Khan.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


This event has two Door Prizes. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Nimbus Publishing & Two Wolves Press.

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Writers & Company @ IFOA

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Interview: IFOA
Participants: Colm Tóibín, Eleanor Wachtel

Irish novelist and essayist Colm Tóibín is known for award-winning, wide-ranging fiction including the novels The Master, Brooklyn (made into a very successful film starring Saoirse Ronan), Nora Webster and The Testament of Mary. In his latest novel, House of Names, he turns to Greek tragedy, drawing on memories of the conflict in Northern Ireland in a brilliant retelling of the story of Clytemnestra. Always engaging, Tóibín will speak with Eleanor Wachtel about his new novel and other recent work, including his critical study, On Elizabeth Bishop.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


Presented in partnership with CBC Books

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Sunday, October 29

Women of the Hour: Writing Female Characters

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Roundtable: IFOA
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.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

Let’s Talk Genre

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: IFOA
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.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

Walking Cities

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Presentation: IFOA
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.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


Presented in partnership with the British Council Canada

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