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  • Toronto Lit Up: Were There Gazelle

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00 PM

    Laura K McRae is releasing her poetry collection, Were There Gazelle, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • Toronto Lit Up: Sea Glass Circe

    Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00 PM

    Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Irina Moga’s Sea Glass Circe through a Toronto Lit Up launch!

  • 2020 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists in Conversation

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30 PM

    The Toronto International Festival of Authors presents the RBC Taylor Prize finalists in a panel discussion with Toronto Star Books Editor, Deborah Dundas.

  • Toronto Lit Up: I Am a Polar Bear and I Am a Beaver

    Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:00 AM

    Paul Covello is releasing not one but two picture books, I Am a Polar Bear and I Am a Beaver, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • Lit Jam 2020

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:30 PM

    Get ready for an interactive night of storytelling where teams comprised of emerging writers from various creative writing programs will compete by improvising stories on stage.

  • Toronto Lit Up: BIG

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:00 PM

    Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Caitlin Press in celebrating the release of BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies edited by Christina Myers through a Toronto Lit Up launch!

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  • Black Lives On Campus: A Recommended Reading List

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    In honour of Black History Month, TIFA is exploring works that break down barriers to Black liberation and could inspire meaningful discourse on a post-secondary syllabus with authors Eternity Martis and Clelia O. Rodríguez.

  • TIFA Appoints Roland Gulliver as Director

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    We’re delighted to share that after an extensive global search, Roland Gulliver has been appointed the new Director for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA).

  • TIFA’s 2020 Reading Resolutions

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    There are all kinds of goals for all types of readers but this list is all about quality and not too concerned with quantity.

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