Each year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we are delighted to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the globe around WWI.
The year 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. Although primarily a European conflict, the War had a global impact that continues to resonate into the 21st century, affecting politics, economics, sciences and the arts. Join us as we delve into historical works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama by Canadian and international writers that probe beyond historical facts and figures to look at how the world changed in the War’s aftermath.
FESTIVAL FOCUS EVENTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4PM
READING: Ted Barris, Adam Foulds, Robert Glancy, David Macfarlane. Host: Nathan Whitlock
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 7:30PM
ROUND TABLE – WOMEN & WAR: Anna Hope, Frances Itani, Kate Pullinger, Johanna Skibsrud. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2PM
CUNDILL PRIZE IN HISTORY: Marla R. Miller, Stephen R. Platt. Host/Moderator: Chrisopher Manfredi
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2:30PM
READING/INTERVIEW: Anna Hope, Sarah Waters. Host/Interviewer: Carol Off
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 4PM
ROUND TABLE – OVER THERE: J.L. Granatstein, David Macfarlane, Michael Winter. Host/Moderator: Charlotte Gray
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7:30PM
CANADA, FALL IN! Hugh Brewster
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 11AM
SHEVCHENKO@IFOA: Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Bohdan Kordan. Host/Moderator: Alexander Motyl
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2PM
ROUND TABLE – HOW WE REMEMBER WAR: Ted Barris, Hugh Brewster, J.L. Granatstein. Host/Moderator: Bert Archer
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 3PM
A CELEBRATION: Peter C. Newman
See you there, history fans!