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What's On Now
CANCELLED – Anar Ali at By The Lake Book ClubTuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM
As part of the By The Lake Book Club’s 2019-202 season, author Anar Ali will be discussing her novel, Night of Power, with interviewer Catherine Graham.
The Subtweet Virtual TourWednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Artist and author Vivek Shraya launches her second novel, The Subtweet, which explores social media and female friendships. She’ll be hosting Facebook Live on the TIFA account where she’ll do a reading, a musical performance of songs from the book soundtrack and a Q&A. The event will take place 2PM EDT.
Toronto Lit Up: Sarah KurchakMonday, April 20, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Sarah Kurchak’s in person Toronto Lit Up book launch was postponed as part of social distancing efforts. You can still join her for a live virtual book launch on Facebook. She’ll be reading from her book and doing a Q&A.
POSTPONED – Toronto Lit Up: Choosing HopeThursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Munira Premji is releasing her memoir, Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers., and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!
POSTPONED – Toronto Lit Up: BonesFriday, May 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Brick Books in celebrating the release of Tyler Pennock’s poetry collection, Bones, through a Toronto Lit Up launch!
CANCELLED – Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (Day 1)Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10 AM - 2 PM
The Forest of Reading® culminates in the Festival of Trees™, a three-day awards celebration of young peoples’ literature.
Readings from the BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies anthologyWednesday, April 1, 2020
We are pleased to bring you video readings of the BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies anthology from its editor, Christina Myers, and several of its Toronto-based contributors.
Literary Festivals Respond to COVID-19Wednesday, April 1, 2020
We’ve created a list of some of the extraordinary spring literary festivals that have been impacted by COVID-19 and how you can support them.
Supporting Local Bookstores While Social DistancingWednesday, April 1, 2020
We’ve compiled a list of Toronto bookstores, or social distancing superheroes, that would love to supply you with your next read.