Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 18-28 | Harbourfront Centre

Meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading writers and thought-leaders at the 39th edition of the Festival. Tickets now on sale.

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As Canada’s oldest and largest celebration of words and ideas, the Toronto International Festival of Authors empowers writers and transforms the way curious readers interact with the written word 365 days a year.

What's On Now

  • The Word On The Street – Toronto

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10am-5pm

    This year marks the 29th edition of Toronto’s The Word On The Street; Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Dominique Bernier-Cormier

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Join Goose Lane Editions and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Dominique Bernier-Cormier’s Correspondent.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Catriona Wright

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Catriona Wright is releasing Difficult People—the follow-up to her debut poetry collection—and she’s celebrating with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Nightwood Editions and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Glynis Guevara, Aparna Kaji Shah and Anubha Mehta

    Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM

    Join Inanna Publications and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of three new works: Glynis Guevara’s Black Beach, Aparna Kaji Shah’s The Scent of Mogra and Other Stories and Anubha Mehta’s Peacock in the Snow.

  • Lit On Tour Owen Sound: An Evening with Craig Davidson

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Spend a night with “one of this country’s great kinetic writers” (Globe and Mail)–Craig Davidson

  • Toronto Lit Up: Renée Pellerin

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Renée Pellerin is releasing her new book, Conspiracy of Hope: The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening, and will launch it through Toronto Lit Up. Join Goose Lane Editions and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebration of this free event!

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