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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

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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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