Ireland @ IFOA


The 37th International Festival of Authors is welcoming five contemporary Irish writers for our festival focuses: Ireland @ IFOA! With partners Poetry Ireland and Culture Ireland, we invite Canadian audiences to immerse themselves in Irish Literature and discover new favourites!


Win a trip to Ireland, courtesy of Tourism Ireland & Trafalgar! Discover Ireland’s UNESCO Cities of Literature, and see the literary landscapes and majestic scenery that have inspired writer for centuries. Ireland’s literary romance really is one for the books. The stories are written into the land and the ancient traditions and authors are celebrated all over the world. To enter click here!

Thursday, October 27, at 2pm in the Lakeside Terrace

Encounter contemporary Irish poets Julie Morrissy and Ciarán O’Rourke and discover Poetry Ireland’s Rising Generation.

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Friday, October 28, at 5:30pm in the Lakeside Terrace

Learn more about the writer’s creative process in Paul Muldoon’s Artist Talk. This event is partnership with Quill and Quire.

This event is FREE


Friday, October 28, at 8pm in the Fleck Dance Theatre

NOW Magazine’s book editor Susan G. Cole will sit down with Emma Donoghue for an intimate interview.

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Saturday, October 29, at 7pm in the Brigantine Room

Meet the Irish at Ireland @ IFOA! Catriona Crow, Emma Donoghue, Julie Morrissy,  Paul Muldoon, and Ciarán O’Rourke read from their latest works.

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Sunday, October 30th at 5:15pm in the Studio Theatre

Catriona Crowe will discuss Ireland’s violent revolution in her lecture, as  part of the Stranger Than Fiction series.

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The Ireland @ IFOA programme is curated by IFOA and Poetry Ireland with the generous support from Culture Ireland.

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Special thanks to the following organizations for their support: