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Toronto Lit Up Summer/Fall 2021 Selections Announced

Published on June 24, 2021

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The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) and the Toronto Lit Up Committee are pleased to announce the authors and books selected for the Summer/Fall 2021 Season of Toronto Lit Up. The following new books by Torontonians will be celebrated with Toronto Lit Up book launch events between July and December.  

  • Jane Cawthorne, Elaine Morin & ContributorsImpact: Women Writing After Concussion (University of Alberta Press)   
  • George Elliott Clarke, J’Accuse…! (Exile Editions)  
  • Robert HoughThe Marriage of Rose Camillieri (Douglas & McIntyre)  
  • Starkie MakComing to Canada (At Bay Press)  
  • Corey MintzTHE NEXT SUPPER: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Comes After (PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group)  
  • Darlene MadottDying Times (Exile Editions)  
  • Charlie PetchWhy I Was Late (Brick Books)  
  • Alia Ceniza RasulSuper Important Filipina Thoughts (ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd.)  
  • Christine Miskonoodinkwe SmithThese are the Stories (Kegedonce Press)  
  • charles c. smithsearching for eastman (Mawenzi House)  
  • Assiyah Jamilla Touré, Autowar (Brick Books)  
  • Lindsay Zier-VogelLetters to Amelia (Book*hug Press) 

All events will be delivered digitally this upcoming season. As always, Toronto Lit Up events are open to the public and free to attend. Stay tuned for dates and details to come.

“We’re so pleased to feature these books this upcoming season of Toronto Lit Up,” says Ayesha Chatterjee, Toronto Lit Up committee member. “The books represent, in a small way, the powerful voices of this city in a range of genres and perspectives, touching upon, among other things, the immigrant experience from a child’s perspective, and the very topical subject of restaurants and how the pandemic is changing them.  As a poet, I’m particularly delighted at the fact that poetry is well represented in the lineup,” she adds. 

The Toronto Lit Up committee is made up of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Alison Jones (Quill and Quire) and Hazel Millar (Literary Press Group). 

Toronto Lit Up is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council. 

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Toronto Lit Up Summer/Fall 2021 Selections Announced

Published on June 24, 2021

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