Filter By:

previous February 2018 next 5 Events

Wednesday, February 07

IFOA Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Panel: IFOA Weekly
Participants: David Bradford, Simone Dalton, Dwight Drummond, Whitney French, Rinaldo Walcott

Celebrate Black History Month with the IFOA and Harbourfront Centre during Kuumba 2018!

The IFOA is proud to host a thought-provoking discussion with authors Simone Dalton, Rinaldo Walcott and Whitney French, who will talk about writing and authorship, opportunities and impediments to success in the book industry. Moderated by CBC Toronto journalist Dwight Drummond, and hosted by David Bradford.

Kuumba 2018 is a series of artistic events taking place at Harbourfront Centre February 3-24 to address today’s international struggle for Black liberation. Showcased voices include photographers, filmmakers and community experts from here at home and beyond our borders. Join us in connecting and strengthening the Black community!

Please register here!


Kuumba is presented by TD.

td-shield-print-logo-col-rgb

Tuesday, February 13

Toronto Lit Up: Andrea Bain

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Love Child Social House
Book Launch
Participants: Andrea Bain

Join Dundurn Press and IFOA as they celebrate the launch of Single Girl Problems by Andrea Bain, co-host of the CBC daytime time talk show The Goods.

bain-andrea-single-girl

‘This book flips the script on what it means to be a single woman in the twenty-first century. With dating horror story anecdotes and advice about online dating, self-esteem, sex, money, and freezing your eggs, Andrea Bain takes the edge off being single and encourages women to never settle.’

15-dundurn

 

 

 

Free admission. Please RSVP here!


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. Click here for more information.

toronto-lit-up-logo-magenta-2Toronto Arts CouncilPrint

Saturday, February 17

Toronto Lit Up: Dennis Lee

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Queen Books
Book Launch
Participants: Dennis Lee

Celebrate the launch of Good Night, Good Night!, a collection of bedtime poems, by Canada’s Father Goose, Dennis Lee. Presented by HarperCollins and the IFOA. Author in attendance.

lee-dennis-goodnight

Good Night, Good Night collects some of Dennis Lee’s best-loved poems on the themes of bedtime and dreaming, brought to life by the warm and whimsical art of award-winning illustrator Qin Leng. This board book is the perfect nighttime read-aloud for the very young.’

harpercollinscanada

 

 

Admission is free. Please RSVP here!


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. Click here for more information.

toronto-lit-up-logo-magenta-2Toronto Arts CouncilPrint

Wednesday, February 21

Lit Jam 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre
Lit Jam: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Karen Connelly, Gill Deacon, Joseph Kertes, Nino Ricci
img_6293

Students from four creative writing programs collaborated on five-minute stories as part of the IFOA’s Lit Jam at Harbourfront on February 1, 2017.

Toronto’s favourite literary contest, Lit Jam, returns in 2018!

Get ready for an interactive night of storytelling where teams comprised of emerging writers from various creative writing programs will compete by improvising stories on stage. The audience will lead them with story starters and scenarios! CBC’s Gill Deacon will emcee.

Confirmed judges include acclaimed authors Joseph Kertes (The Afterlife of Stars), Nino Ricci (Lives of the Saints) and Karen Connelly (The Change Room). We are delighted to welcome teams from creative writing programs of York University, Humber College, University of Guelph and Ryerson University.

The winning team will receive a cash prize and publication of their story on nowtoronto.com.

Check out the 2017 Lit Jam winning story here.

Free admission. RSVP here!


Meet the teams:

Team Guelph:
Kris Bone, Kaitlin Ruether and Ambika Thompson

Team Ryerson:
Benson McDaniel, Phil Johnston, Doran Brooks and Alannah Moniz

Team York:
Katherine Pilon, Joshua Kim-Bath and Alvin Wong

Team Humber:

Salma Hussain, Adam Elliott Segal and Daniel Goldsmith

Thursday, February 22

RBC Taylor Prize Finalists In Conversation

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Lillian H. Smith Library
Panel: Special Event
Participants: Stephen R. Bown, Daniel Coleman, Deborah Dundas, James Maskalyk, Tanya Talaga, Max Wallace

RBC Taylor Prize 2013The International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Public Library present the RBC Taylor Prize finalists in a panel discussion with the Toronto Star Books Editor, Deborah Dundas.

The five finalists are:

Stephen R. BownIsland of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering’s Great Voyage to Alaska (published by Douglas & McIntyre)
Daniel ColemanYardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place (published by Wolsak and Wynn)
James MaskalykLife on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine (published by Doubleday Canada)
Tanya TalagaSeven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (published by House of Anansi Press)
Max WallaceIn the Name of Humanity (published by Allen Lane Canada)

The 17th annual prize will be awarded on February 26, 2018 at a gala luncheon.

For more information about the Prize, visit rbctaylorprize.ca.

No RSVP required for this event.


This event is presented in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

tpl-logo-rbg-blue-jpg

 

 

 

 

5 Events