Walking Cities is a literary program connecting writers from Canada and the UK in 4 cities—Toronto, Winnipeg, Montréal and Vancouver—to exchange ideas related to identities, places and territories. The project is present by the British Council Canada and you can watch the short films here. In partnership with the British Council Canada, IFOA 2017 hosted a panel […]
At IFOA 2017, American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Irving interviewed John Boyne, author of the New York Times no.1 Bestseller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, about his new book, The Heart’s Invisible Furies. The event was hosted by Toronto Star’s Books Editor Deborah Dundas as part of the 38th edition of the […]
A sneak peek: Our popular poetry competition returned in 2017 to feature readings by 20 of Canada’s emerging and established poets.
Stuart Ross, winner of PoetryNOW: The 9th Annual Battle of the Bards reads from his collection.
Sarah de Leeuw, award-winning researcher and creative writer, and Ariel Smith, Executive Director of the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival, imagineNATIVE, held an in-depth conversation about Where It Hurts, a book that shines the spotlight on lost geographies and lost people. Where It Hurts is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, […]
Acclaimed author Ivan Coyote with their newest novel Tomboy Survival Guide. Coyote was interviewed by award-winning Toronto journalist Rachel Giese. Ivan writes about their years as a young butch, dealing with new infatuations and old baggage, and life as a gender-box-defying adult, in which they offer advice to young people while seeking guidance from others. […]
Each year the The Canada Council’s Killam Prize recognizes distinguished career achievement in five disciplines: the Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year. IFOA was thrilled to have Constance Backhouse talking about sexual assault and the law, Keren Rice discussing the resurgence of interest in […]
Toronto Star‘s Book Editor Deborah Dundas sits down with two extraordinary crime novelists, Linwood Barclay and Peter Robinson, for an interview about writing stories that keep readers on the edge.
Guy Vanderhaeghe sat down with David Adams Richards for an intimate dialogue about writing, life and creativity at IFOA 2016.
Award-winning poet, biographer, and anthologist Rosemary Sullivan sat down with Eleanor Wachtel to discuss her latest work, The Best of Writers & Company, and her many contributions to Canadian cultural life.