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Saturday, October 21

The Basement Revue @ IFOA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: 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.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th!


Presented in partnership with the Basement Revue

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Sunday, October 22

Cary Fagan & the Koffler Vine Awards @ IFOA

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: Danila Botha, Cary Fagan, Eric Beck Rubin

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is proud to announce a significant literary award in Canada – the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. This year’s awards presented prizes of $10,000 for the best writing in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s/Young Adult, and History. This year’s shortlist included 13 titles and our jury included nationally acclaimed writers Bob Bossin, Ami Sands Brodoff, and Cary Fagan. In this roundtable, join Cary Fagan in conversation with Eric Beck Rubin and Danila Botha, about their shortlisted books, School of Velocity and For All of the Men (And Some of the Women I Know). Hosted by Mary Anderson.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and the Vine Awards

 

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The Lillian and Norman Glowinsky Family Foundation continues to support the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish literature. These awards, originally called the Canadian Jewish Book Awards, were founded in 1988 by Adam Fuerstenberg, whose ambition was to celebrate excellence in Canadian Jewish writing.

 

In Conversation: Seth & Adrian Tomine

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
In Conversation: IFOA
Participants: Seth, Adrian Tomine

Join Seth and Adrian Tomine as they talk about cartooning using the backdrop of their own practice and experience.

Poetry & Process

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: Ronna Bloom, Julie Cameron Gray, Anne Michaels, Meaghan Strimas, Sanchari Sur

Poets Ronna Bloom, Julie Cameron Gray and Anne Michaels talk about their creative process and the themes that inspire and inform their work with Meaghan Strimas. Hosted by Sanchari Sur.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.


This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Pedlar Press.
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Dissecting the Villain

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Reading/ Roundtable: IFOA
Participants: Sara Blaedel, Chris Brookmyre, Nick Cutter, Canisia Lubrin, Andy McGuire, Andrew Pyper

What characterizes the villain? Thriller writers, Sarah Blaedel, Chris Brookmyre, Nick Cutter and Andrew Pyper, discuss their process creating their antiheroes with Andy McGuire. Hosted by Canisia Lubrin.

Tickets go on sale on September 16th.

 

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