Each year, we devote a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we’re putting the spotlight on young and emerging authors writing in genres from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller. Join us as we celebrate some of the world’s most exciting new voices with readings, round table discussions and our first-ever, FREE Artist Talks, featuring award-winning international writers talking about the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today.
We’re also hosting a Marathon Reading, an event featuring a variety of Festival authors (and a few surprise guests) reading short snippets of their work. And don’t miss a very special Journey Prize celebration with international bestselling author Yann Martel, who will be joined by other short story authors to discuss the award’s significance for emerging writers and to honour the short story form.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OR MORE OF THESE FANTASTIC EVENTS!
Saturday, October 26
12pm ROUND TABLE Front Lines: Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra, Abdellah Taïa. Host/Moderator: David Common. BRG
12pm READING/INTERVIEW Polarities (co-presented by The Power Plant): Isabel Greenberg. Host/Interviewer: Jacob McArthur Mooney. SDT
4pm MARATHON READING. Host: Rodge Glass. LST
Sunday, October 27
1pm READING/INTERVIEW Koffler@IFOA – We Are Not Afraid: Shani Boianjiu. Interviewer: David Bezmozgis. Host: Valentine Moreno. LST
2pm ROUND TABLE Two Solitudes: Krista Bridge, Perrine Leblanc. Host/Moderator: Marc Côté. SDT
5pm ARTIST TALK: Rachel Kushner. Host: Rodge Glass. LST
Tuesday, October 29
5pm ARTIST TALK: Nadeem Aslam. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT
8pm READING The Avant-Garde: Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna, Marisha Pessl. Host: Rodge Glass. LST
Wednesday, October 30
5pm ARTIST TALK: Kevin Barry. Host: Rodge Glass. SDT
Thursday, October 31
8pm JOURNEY PRIZE CELEBRATION: Steven Galloway, Elizabeth Hay, Miranda Hill, Alistair MacLeod, Pasha Malla, Lisa Moore, Alissa York. Emcee: Yann Martel. FDT
Saturday, November 2
12pm ROUND TABLE The New Writing: Tamara Faith Berger, Craig Davidson, Mathew Henderson, D.W. Wilson. Host/Moderator: Rodge Glass. LST
Sunday, November 3
3pm READING: Krista Bridge, Chris Eaton, Mathew Henderson, Chad Pelley. Host: Rodge Glass. LST