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Thursday, October 19

IFOA Woodstock

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Knox Presbyterian Church
Reading/ Interview: Litontour
Participants: Roddy Doyle, Peter Robinson

IFOA Woodstock welcomes Booker Prize winner and distinguished author Roddy Doyle and bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson for a special reading event! Do not miss them as they discuss their career and inspiration!

Tickets go on sale on September 16th!

This event is organized in partnership with:

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Friday, October 20

IFOA Burlington

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room
Interview: Litontour
Participants: Linwood Barclay, Roddy Doyle

Booker Prize winner and distinguished author Roddy Doyle will be interviewed by bestselling author Linwood Barclay. Do not miss this intimate conversation about inspiration, career and his latest novel Smile.

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“One of the delights of Doyle’s work is its fearlessness. . . . In book after book he throws himself into the voices and hearts of his characters.”
—The New York Times Book Review

 

 

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

This event is presented in partnership with:

A Different Drummer Books

Toronto Poetry Slam featuring Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger @ IFOA

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Poetry Slam: IFOA
Participants: Dean Atta, Deanna Rodger, David Silverberg

Toronto Poetry Project is partnering with the International Festival of Authors and the British Council in Canada to launch the Festival’s first Poetry Slam! Like Toronto Poetry Project’s usual events at the Drake Hotel, anyone can perform on the mic in the two-round slam. This high-energy poetry concert will showcase some of the city’s most engaging spoken word artists, entertain and enlighten the audience. Featuring Deanna Rodgers and Dean Atta from London (UK). Hosted by David Silverberg, the artistic director, founder and frequent host of Toronto Poetry Slam.

RSVP here!

Do you want to perform? Registration starts at 6pm!


This event is co-presented by Toronto Poetry Project, IFOA and the British Council Canada.

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Glorious and Free? Canada in 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants:

Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole, Rachel Giese and moderator Jesse Brown join PEN Canada and the authors of Glorious and Free: The Canadians for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?


This event is presented in partnership with PEN Canada

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Saturday, October 21

Kobzar @ IFOA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Joseph Kertes

The Kobzar Literary $25,000 Biennial Award, offered by the Shevchenko Foundation, recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit in one of several genres: literary nonfiction, fiction, poetry, young readers’ literature, plays, screenplays and musicals. Join the finalists for readings from their nominated works. Hosted by Joseph Kertes.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


Presented in partnership with the Shevchenko Foundation

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The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage.

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