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Sunday, October 22

IFOA Stratford

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Knox Presbyterian Church
Reading/ Interview: Litontour
Participants: Chantel Acevedo, Mark Billingham

IFOA Stratford welcomes winner of the Latino International Book Award Chantel Acevedo and Sherlock Award winner Mark Billingham. They will read from their latest work and discuss inspiration, character development and plot twist.

Tickets can be purchased through Stratford Writers Festival.

This event is presented in partnership with:




Monday, October 23

IV Award Presentation, Keynote & Panel

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 3:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Keynote: IFOA | IV Programme
Participants: Erin Balser, Jeremy Trevathan

As part of the International Visitors (IV) Programme, industry guests from around the world come together to share international perspectives on the publishing industry.This year will feature a keynote address by Jeremy Trevathan, the Publisher responsible for the shape, direction and profitability of the adult publishing lists at Pan Macmillan in the UK. Erin Balser hosts.

The (IV) Programme was established to offer a cultural exchange between Canada’s finest talent and some of the most influential publishing figures from around the world, providing Canadian authors, publishers and agents a competitive advantage in securing international rights and distribution deals. The Programme offers the Canadian publishing industry the opportunity to host a small group of key international publishing professionals over a six-day period against the prestigious backdrop of the IFOA, exposing them to the Canadian book world at its celebratory best, when our nation’s top talent gathers in one city.


GGBooks @ IFOA

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Carol Off

Do not miss the authors shortlisted for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction in conversation with Carol Off. The shortlisted authors will be announced in October.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.







Tuesday, October 24

The Children’s Book Bank Book Club @ IFOA

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Dwight Drummond

The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in low-income neighbourhoods across Toronto. The Book Club attracts kids ages 9-12 to a monthly meeting where kids engage in lively conversation.October’s meeting takes place live on stage, with Dwight Drummond moderating a conversation between the kids and the author of October’s featured read.


Presented in partnership with CBC Books.


Around the World

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Reading: IFOA
Participants: Mireia Calafell, David Coventry, Brian Francis, Hideo Furukawa, Norbert Gstrein, Nicola Lagioia, David Machado, Eduard Márquez, Clemens J. Setz, Maja Vidmar… (1 other)

IFOA takes you around the world. For an hour and a half you will be transported to three continents and nine countries with readings by Mireia Calafell, David Coventry, Hideo Furukawa, Norbert Gstrein, Nicola Lagioia, David Machado, Eduard Márquez, Clemens J. Setz, Maja Vidmar and Rohan Wilson. Hosted by Brian Francis.

This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Thomas Allen & Son.






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