Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Opening Night Special Event: IFOA

Fleck Dance Theatre

207 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

Join award winning author André Alexis on our opening night as he discusses art and politics in the age of resistance with Kia Corthron and Eileen Myles.


This event has a Door Prize. You have a chance to win a library valued up to $500, courtesy of Coach House Books.

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Participants

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    André Alexis

    André Alexis (Canada) was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. He is the recipient of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. His novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads in 2017. His other books include Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize) and The Hidden Keys.

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    Kia Corthron

    Kia Corthron is the author of the debut novel, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, and winner of the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is the 2017 Bread Loaf Shane Stevens Fellow in the Novel. She is also a playwright, sixteen of her plays produced nationally and internationally, and for her body of work for the stage she has garnered the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the Simon Great Plains Playwright Award, the United States Artists Jane Addams Fellowship, the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Otto Award for Political Theatre. She has also written some television (The Jury, The Wire). She grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, and lives in Harlem, New York City.

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    Eileen Myles

    Eileen Myles—who prefers to use a gender-neutral pronoun—is the author of more than twenty books, including Chelsea Girls, Cool For You, and most recently, I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1975-2014. Their many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Art Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from The Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital’s Literature Award as well as an Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers’ Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, and their poems were featured in seasons 2 and 3 of the Emmy-winning show Transparent. They live in Marfa, TX and New York City.