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Tuesday, March 20

Toronto Lit Up: Ray Robertson

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM
The Monarch Tavern
Book Launch
Participants: Ray Robertson

Celebrate the launch of 1979: A Novel by Ray Robertson. Presented by Biblioasis and the IFOA, with author Ray Robertson in attendance.

robertson-ray-1979Robertson’s art is as character-driven as Mordecai Richler’s … he wants us to behave better and doesn’t care who he angers along the way. – The Globe and Mail

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Admission is free. Register 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.

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Wednesday, March 21

Toronto Lit Up: Hadley Dyer

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Type Books
Book Launch
Participants: Hadley Dyer

Join us in celebrating the launch of Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer. Hadley has worked in the children’s book industry for more than twenty years and for multiple organizations promoting the cause of literacy and reading.

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“A refreshing and engrossing tale about an illicit romance, sure to be a page-turner for teens. The voices are authentic and witty—hats off to Dyer.” —Susin Nielsen, author of We Are All Made of Molecules

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Admission is free. Register 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.

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Wednesday, March 28

10th Annual Battle of the Bards

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Poetry NOW, Special Event: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Jonathan Bennett, Stéphane Bouquet, Nicholas Bradley, Michael e. Casteels, Ron Charach, Susan G. Cole, Pino Coluccio, Rocco de Giacomo, Adebe DeRango-Adem, David Groulx… (11 others)

20 poets. 1 stage. 1 winner.

Toronto’s popular poetry competition celebrates its 10th anniversary, featuring the readings of 20 dynamic poets.

Judges Geoffrey E. Taylor (IFOA’s Director), Stuart Ross (winner of 2017 Battle of the Bards) and Zviko Mhakayakora (IFOA’s Executive Assistant Programming) will select one winner, who will receive an invitation to read at the 39th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors AND advertising for their book in NOW Magazine!

The event will be hosted by NOW‘s Susan G. Cole.

For full event information visit ifoa.org/poetrynow.

Poet Stéphane Bouquet’s participation in this event was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in Canada.


The Battle of the Bards is presented in partnership with NOW Magazine.

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