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Thursday, November 09

Toronto Lit Up: Spencer Gordon

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
The Steady Café & Bar
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Spencer Gordon

IFOA and Nightwood Editions invite you to the release of Cruise Missile Liberals by Spencer Gordon as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

“Spencer Gordon’s Cruise Missile Liberalsis, as its title suggests, a very funny, often despairing book. Jammed with on-point pop and breathtaking turns of phrase, this collection of poems is genuinely compelling: it is hard to stop reading, so sweetly twisted is Gordon’s world.”—Lynn Crosbie, Author of Where Did You Sleep Last NightLife Is About Losing Everything, and Liar

 

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Thursday, November 23

IFOA Peterborough

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Scott House Junior Common Room, Catharine Parr Traill College
Reading/Presentation: Litontour
Participants: Devon Code

IFOA Peterborough welcomes local writer Devon Code! Do not miss the opportunity to hear him read live.

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“Code provides wonderfully detailed, lyric descriptions… a pleasant backdrop for a complex book.” —Sidney Drmay, Broken Pencil

 

 

This event is presented in partnership with:

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Wednesday, November 29

In Conversation: Kevin Hardcastle & John Irving

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Harbourfront Centre
In Conversation: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Kevin Hardcastle, John Irving

Join author, John Irving, as he interviews Kevin Hardcastle about his new book In The Cage. The two will discuss survival in the rural underclass and what it means to pursue a noble life for one’s family. Do not miss the opportunity to see them both on the IFOA stage!

In The Cage
“A feared cage fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, Daniel is closing in on greatness—until an injury derails his career. Out of work in his country hometown, Daniel slips into the underworld, moonlighting as muscle for a childhood-friend-turned-mid-level-gangster. While his wife works nights and his twelve-year-old daughter gets into scraps of her own, Daniel tries to escape and build a nobler life for his family—but he sinks deeper into a violent, unpredictable world, soon sparking a conflict that can only be settled in blood.”

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