Toronto International Festival of Authors Takes Flight with Entertaining Lineup of Events

Toronto International Festival of Authors Takes Flight with Entertaining Lineup of Events

5:58pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

TIFA takes place September 21 – October 1, 2023

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas, is pleased to share a programme preview for its flagship festival. This year, we will explore the theme of “taking flight” – from the remarkable flights of imagination books and stories offer, to the more serious human need to find safety and freedom of expression. The Festival will bring together hundreds of authors from diverse cultures, communities and perspectives to celebrate the joy of creativity.

From September 21 to October 1, festival-goers will see new innovative streams of programming as well as the return of popular events, with interviews, readings, masterclasses, critical conversations, poetry slams, and a full slate of TIFA Kids offerings.

“Each year, we are excited to create new ways to connect audiences with creative storytelling experiences. This year’s Festival explores and celebrates the idea of taking flight: the remarkable flights of the imagination books and stories offer us, the joy of play and creativity, alongside the more serious aspect of the human need to find safety and freedom of expression,” said Roland Gulliver, Director of Toronto International Festival of Authors. “We will explore these themes and more with new, exciting programme streams to welcome new and returning audiences with music, food, performance, provocative conversations and the best stories from Toronto and around the world.”

Special appearances will include journalist and freedom of speech advocate Kamel Riahi, whose latest book Tunisian Frankenstein was banned by the Tunisian government, in a new programme called Taking Flight – Dreams of Democracy; Theater of War Productions will return with lead actors to present dramatic readings of seminal texts; PEN Canada will present the annual Graeme Gibson Talk, offering insightful conversation on the moral power of writing; and, on September 28, enjoy a night of great prose, music, food and drink at a free Literary Kitchen Party with acclaimed novelist Michael Crummey.

TIFA Kids events will also be back with lots of free family fun to introduce celebrated story creators to young readers. This will include the TIFA debut of CBC Kids popular musical duo Jeremy & Jazzy!

Plus, as a special Festival kick-off, The Moth Mainstage will perform one night only, on September 19, at Koerner Hall in the Telus Centre for Performance & Learning. The internationally renowned storytelling phenomenon will return to Toronto for an evening of true stories told live and without notes. Get all the details here.

Passes go on sale August 22, but you can explore a preview of events now!

Fall Festival Preview

TIFA takes place September 21 – October 1, 2023

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas, is pleased to share a programme preview for its flagship festival. This year, we will explore the theme of “taking flight” – from the remarkable flights of imagination books and stories offer, to the more serious human need to find safety and freedom of expression. The Festival will bring together hundreds of authors from diverse cultures, communities and perspectives to celebrate the joy of creativity.

From September 21 to October 1, festival-goers will see new innovative streams of programming as well as the return of popular events, with interviews, readings, masterclasses, critical conversations, poetry slams, and a full slate of TIFA Kids offerings.

“Each year, we are excited to create new ways to connect audiences with creative storytelling experiences. This year’s Festival explores and celebrates the idea of taking flight: the remarkable flights of the imagination books and stories offer us, the joy of play and creativity, alongside the more serious aspect of the human need to find safety and freedom of expression,” said Roland Gulliver, Director of Toronto International Festival of Authors. “We will explore these themes and more with new, exciting programme streams to welcome new and returning audiences with music, food, performance, provocative conversations and the best stories from Toronto and around the world.”

Special appearances will include journalist and freedom of speech advocate Kamel Riahi, whose latest book Tunisian Frankenstein was banned by the Tunisian government, in a new programme called Taking Flight – Dreams of Democracy; Theater of War Productions will return with lead actors to present dramatic readings of seminal texts; PEN Canada will present the annual Graeme Gibson Talk, offering insightful conversation on the moral power of writing; and, on September 28, enjoy a night of great prose, music, food and drink at a free Literary Kitchen Party with acclaimed novelist Michael Crummey.

TIFA Kids events will also be back with lots of free family fun to introduce celebrated story creators to young readers. This will include the TIFA debut of CBC Kids popular musical duo Jeremy & Jazzy!

Plus, as a special Festival kick-off, The Moth Mainstage will perform one night only, on September 19, at Koerner Hall in the Telus Centre for Performance & Learning. The internationally renowned storytelling phenomenon will return to Toronto for an evening of true stories told live and without notes. Get all the details here.

Passes go on sale August 22, but you can explore a preview of events now!

Fall Festival Preview

5:58pm

Tuesday, April 23

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