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  • CANCELLED – Anar Ali at By The Lake Book Club

    Tuesday, 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.

  • POSTPONED – Toronto Lit Up: Sarah Kurchak

    Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

    Sarah Kurchak is releasing her memoir, I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! 

  • Toronto Lit Up: Choosing Hope

    Thursday, 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 – The Breakdown Book Tour

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM

    Breakdown Book Tour features 3 outspoken femme writers, Jillian Christmas, Amber Dawn and Vivek Shraya, present their new books through readings and song.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Bones

    Friday, 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.

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  • Cover art (left to right): Kai and Sunny, Sarah Brody and Sean Kapitain (Type Design), and Emmanuel Polanco. Art direction: Gigi Lau.

    Make Lit Fashion: An Interview with Book Cover Designers

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Cover art (L to R):  Kai and Sunny, Sarah Brody and Sean Kapitain (Type Design), and Emmanuel Polanco. Art direction: Gigi Lau. New York. London. Milan. Paris. What do those cities have in common? They’ve all had fashion weeks occurring in the month of February. Fashion isn’t usually a preoccupation of a book festival but when you think…

  • Sustainable Storytelling: How Publishing is Addressing the Climate Crisis

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    What are publishers doing to play their part in achieving environmental sustainability? We looked at four of the world’s largest multinational corporations (HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Livre, Penguin Random House and Macmillan) and their plans on the international level.

  • 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.

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