40th Edition

October 24 – November 3, 2019

Meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading thinkers and storytellers at the 40th Anniversary edition of the Festival. Tickets on sale September 2019.

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As Canada’s largest and longest-running celebration of words and ideas, we connect writers and curious readers of every kind. Join us all year round!

What's On Now

  • Toronto Lit Up: Ken Greenberg

    Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

    Ken Greenberg is releasing Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

  • Toronto Lit Up: Inanna’s Spring Releases

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Join Inanna Publications and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Spinster Kang, Any Waking Morning & A Palace in Paradise through Toronto Lit Up!

  • When Women Write

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Join this frank conversation between four Canadian women writers whose latest novels involve powerful female characters struggling with oppression in the world around them.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Cary Fagan

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM

    Join Freehand Books and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Cary Fagan’s The Student through Toronto Lit Up!

  • Toronto Lit Up: Joanne Vannicola

    Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Joanne Vannicola is releasing All We Knew But Couldn’t Say and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! 

  • Toronto Lit Up: House Divided

    Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Editors John Lorinc, Alex Bozikovic, Cheryll Case and Annabel Vaughan are releasing their new book, House Divided: How the Missing Middle Will Solve Toronto’s Affordability Crisis. They’ll be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Coach House Books and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event. A citizen’s guide to making the big city […]

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