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Saturday, October 21

Mystery: Quest for the Truth

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Interview: IFOA
Participants: Sara Blaedel, James Grainger, Peter Robinson, Dan Wakin

Detective Louise Rick meets Inspector Alan Banks. The New York Times editor, Dan Wakin, interviews crime writers Sara Blaedel and Peter Robinson. Hosted by James Grainger.

The New York Times subscribers get a 50% discount to this event with promo code!

Presented in partnership with the New York Times.





Come Rhyme with Me

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Dean Atta, Deanna Rodger

Enjoy a night of rhyming and rice and peas with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger alongside a menu of performers chosen for their wit, wisdom and ability to move you. For all lingual lovers, slammers, singers and rappers, this spoken word explosion is presented as a dining experience – with a set menu of performers. The evening will have an open mic at the start and a distinctly relaxed Caribbean feel with a delicious meal.

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







IFOA Windsor

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Daniel Patrick Kelly Theatre, Capitol Theatre
Reading/ Interview: Litontour
Participants: Kia Corthron

Kia Corthron and Christopher Paul Curtis talk about Corthron’s debut novel The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter. Do not miss the opportunity to hear her read live!



“Kia Corthron’s first novel is a stunning achievement by any measure…” – Angela Davis


Tickets can be purchased through BookFest Windsor.

This event is presented in partnership with:


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In Conversation with Roddy Doyle

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Reading/ Interview: IFOA
Participants: Roddy Doyle, Deborah Dundas, Robert G. Kearns

Toronto Star‘s editor Deborah Dundas interviews Man Booker Prize winner and distinguished author Roddy Doyle about his new novel Smile. With his sharp humor and dialogue, Doyle explores memory, trauma and our connection to the past.


Event cancelled:

Due to personal circumstances Roddy Doyle has postponed his travel to Toronto and he will not be appearing at the Festival. He has promised to visit at another time.This event has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded.




The Basement Revue @ IFOA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Jason Collett, Damian Rogers

Founded by songwriter Jason Collett on a snowy night in December at the Dakota Tavern, the Basement Revue has been a showcase and incubator for Canadian music and literature for more than 10 years and has featured performances by many of Canada’s leading musicians and writers including A Tribe Called Red, Gord Downie, Naomi Klein, Broken Social Scene, Tanya Tagaq, Leanne Simpson and many more.

Co-curated and co-hosted by the writer Damian Rogers, the program and participants are kept secret until the performance begins.

Presented in partnership with the Basement Revue






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