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Thursday, October 23

YoungIFOA: Renné Benoit, Robin Stevenson, Rebecca Upjohn

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Bill Boyle Artport - Studio Theatre
Author appearance, Courses & workshops, Reading: IFOA | Young Readers
Participants: Renné Benoit , Evan Munday, Robin Stevenson, Rebecca Upjohn

The perfect programme for young book lovers and aspiring writers! YoungIFOA offers students from grades 3 to 8 the opportunity to meet an author at one of our reading/Q&A events, and get creative at a bookplate-making workshop. On October 23, see Robin Stevenson, the winner of this year’s Forest of Reading® Silver Birch® Fiction Award, and authors Renné Benoit and Rebecca Upjohn, winners of this year’s 2014 Silver Birch® Express Award on October 23! Author Evan Munday hosts.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please email info@ifoa.org or call 416-973-4760.

 

 

PEN Canada Benefit: The Judicious Use of Solitude – A Conversation with David Cronenberg

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Author appearance, Interview, Reading, Special Event: IFOA
Participants: David Cronenberg, Mark Kingwell

Crime, disease and philosophy entangle themselves in David Cronenberg‘s dark debut novel, Consumed. At PEN Canada‘s Benefit on the opening night of the International Festival of Authors, philosopher Mark Kingwell will discuss how these themes relate to Cronenberg’s decades-long engagement with writers like J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Brett Easton Ellis and Vladimir Nabokov.

All proceeds from the event will go to PEN Canada, a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

This event is part of CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors.

 

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Friday, October 24

In Conversation with James Ellroy

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room
Author appearance, Interview, Reading: IFOA
Participants: Linwood Barclay, James Ellroy

A master of noir crime fiction and the author of The Black Dahlia and L.A. ConfidentialJames Ellroy sits down to talk to critically acclaimed novelist Linwood Barclay about his spellbinding new WWII-set thriller, Perfidia, which captures the period as you’ve never seen it before.

In Conversation with Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Author appearance, Interview, Reading, Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Marilynne Robinson, Colm Tóibín, Eleanor Wachtel

Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Colm Tóibín sit down with the CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel for a riveting discussion about their most recent works.

This event is part of CBC@IFOA, a curated series featuring some of the public broadcaster’s top hosts in conversation with renowned and debut authors.

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ECW 40th Anniversary Party

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00 PM
Bill Boyle Artport - Lakeside Terrace
Author appearance, Special Event: IFOA
Participants: Catherine Gildiner, Marianne Ihlen, John McFetridge, Jacob Scheier

Celebrate 40 years of curiously compelling books with ECW Press! Toronto-based ECW publishes a heady mix of commercial and literary works that strive for a uniform standard of excellence: the best writing; the most exciting, controversial and insightful takes on the hottest subject matter; groundbreaking design and high production values.14 ECW Party Invitation

You’re invited to join IFOA and ECW authors Catherine Gildiner, Marianne Ihlen, John McFetridge and Jacob Scheier at an anniversary party on Friday, October 24 in the Lakeside Terrace at 9pm. Enjoy drinks and snacks, peruse memorabilia and receive a special commemorative 40th Anniversary book!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to sam@ecwpress.com!

 

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