This year, Andrea Scott was one of two #FestofAuthors18 Delegates with a background in comics and illustration (alongside Jason Loo), having recently contributed a short piece to Osgoode As Gold, a Toronto Comix anthology. As a Delegate, Andrea commemorated her Festival experience by sketching moments and participants from some of this year’s most exciting events. Have a look!
Festival Celebration: GG Books
Appearing in these sketches from top to bottom: Carole Boucher of the Canada Council for the Arts; Geoffrey Taylor, Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors; Lee Maracle, winner of the 2018 Harbourfront Festival Prize; CBC’s Carol Off; and authors Sarah Henstra, Rawi Hage and Paige Cooper, whose books were all shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction. Sarah Henstra has since been named the winner!
Poetry Cabaret #2
The second night of poetry readings featured poets (from top to bottom): Thunderclaw Robinson, Margo LaPierre, Angela Hibbs, Caroline Szpak and comedian/host Seán Cullen.
In Conversation: Ross King
This in-depth conversation on the life of painter Monet featured Ross King (right), Caroline Shields (Assistant Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario; on the left) and host Grace O’Connell (bottom).
Did you enjoy this post? Jason Loo, another one of our Delegates with a background in comics and illustration, also sketched moments from #FestofAuthors18! Click here to see what he came up with.