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  • Black Lives on Campus: A Roundtable Discussion

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:30 PM

    This Black History Month, join authors Eternity Martis and Rosalind Hampton for a crucial conversation about navigating white spaces as a student of colour.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 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.

  • Most Anticipated Events for Book Lovers in 2020

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Check out this list of five events the Toronto International Festival of Authors is looking forward to (so far) in 2020.

  • Picturing Canadian Literature in Forty Years

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    TIFA’s Delegate Programme is an opportunity for local authors and journalists to enrich the level of discussion throughout the Festival. Delegate Téa Mutonji shares her experience attending and speaking with guests of #FestofAuthors19, below. By Téa Mutonji  1. I approach the lineup at the poetry slam. It’s the first night of the Festival. About twenty or so people,…

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