CHILLING THRILLERS, FORENSIC SCIENTISTS AND TRUE CRIME MASTERMINDS: MOTIVE CRIME & MYSTERY FESTIVAL RETURNS

CHILLING THRILLERS, FORENSIC SCIENTISTS AND TRUE CRIME MASTERMINDS: MOTIVE CRIME & MYSTERY FESTIVAL RETURNS

5:06pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is excited to announce the lineup for the third annual MOTIVE, Canada’s premier crime and mystery festival, taking place June 7 to 9 at Harbourfront Centre. Attendees can put on their detective hats to explore over 40 events all weekend long and meet some of the best crime and mystery writers from Canada and around the world including Ashley Audrain, Linwood Barclay, Kellye Garrett, Maureen Jennings, Shari Lapena, Walter Mosley, Abir Mukherjee, Nita Prose, Antti Tuomainen, among many others. Kicking off MOTIVE, there will be a special pre-Festival in conversation with best-selling British author Clare Mackintosh on April 29 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

From cosy crime to police procedural, psychological thriller to true crime, these page-turning genres have produced some of the most celebrated storytellers worldwide, who are loved by readers everywhere. MOTIVE will bring together crime storytellers of all forms from writers to investigators, scientists to podcasters, from around the world including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland and Korea.

“With an international array of authors and a wonderfully diverse range of events, this year’s MOTIVE Festival offers experiences for all crime and mystery fans whether you get your thrills on the page, screen or podcast. It’s a special opportunity to get behind the scenes on how the most captivating stories are created. Now in its third consecutive year, we are looking forward to bringing together authors and audiences to celebrate and explore this captivating, fascinating genre,” said Roland Gulliver, Director, Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Passes go on sale April 23, but TIFA Friends can book now! Donate now to get pre-sale access, or mark your calendar for next Tuesday to get your MOTIVE pass to meet some of the world’s best crime and mystery writers.

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The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is excited to announce the lineup for the third annual MOTIVE, Canada’s premier crime and mystery festival, taking place June 7 to 9 at Harbourfront Centre. Attendees can put on their detective hats to explore over 40 events all weekend long and meet some of the best crime and mystery writers from Canada and around the world including Ashley Audrain, Linwood Barclay, Kellye Garrett, Maureen Jennings, Shari Lapena, Walter Mosley, Abir Mukherjee, Nita Prose, Antti Tuomainen, among many others. Kicking off MOTIVE, there will be a special pre-Festival in conversation with best-selling British author Clare Mackintosh on April 29 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

From cosy crime to police procedural, psychological thriller to true crime, these page-turning genres have produced some of the most celebrated storytellers worldwide, who are loved by readers everywhere. MOTIVE will bring together crime storytellers of all forms from writers to investigators, scientists to podcasters, from around the world including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland and Korea.

“With an international array of authors and a wonderfully diverse range of events, this year’s MOTIVE Festival offers experiences for all crime and mystery fans whether you get your thrills on the page, screen or podcast. It’s a special opportunity to get behind the scenes on how the most captivating stories are created. Now in its third consecutive year, we are looking forward to bringing together authors and audiences to celebrate and explore this captivating, fascinating genre,” said Roland Gulliver, Director, Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Passes go on sale April 23, but TIFA Friends can book now! Donate now to get pre-sale access, or mark your calendar for next Tuesday to get your MOTIVE pass to meet some of the world’s best crime and mystery writers.

Browse the schedule

5:06pm

Saturday, May 18

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