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Lit On Tour Bayfield: In Conversation with Doyali Islam and Anna MaxymiwSunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Doyali Islam and Anna Maxymiw read from their latest works, followed by an interview with author Andy McGuire.
Ida Jessen in Conversation with Anne MichaelsTuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Join us for a rare appearance by acclaimed Danish author, Ida Jessen, in conversation with Toronto’s Fifth Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels.
Lit On Tour Midland: A School Visit with Author S.K. AliWednesday, October 23, 2019 - All Day
Award-winning storyteller S.K. Ali will share her knowledge and experience with the next generation of writers at a high school in Midland, ON.
Don Winslow in Conversation with Linwood BarclayThursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Join popular Canadian novelist Linwood Barclay in conversation with one of his favourite writers, Don Winslow.
Double Interview: Adam Foulds and Amy JonesThursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Award-winning authors Adam Foulds and Amy Jones discuss fame in their latest books, Dream Sequence and Every Little Piece of Me.
Open Mic: Festival EditionThursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Join us as we pay tribute to the festival’s early years, by recreating the kind of waterfront open mic session that inspired the very first festival.
Latest Blog Posts
Top TIFA Events for Aspiring AuthorsMonday, October 7, 2019
TIFA is a hotspot for heavyweights in the literary industry. Over 11 days, professionals will travel from all over the world to take part in this exciting opportunity to network and learn. If you are an aspiring author, poet, illustrator or publisher, you don’t want to miss these events.
Emerging Authors at #FestofAuthors19Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto International Festival of Authors is well-known as a destination to hear established, celebrated authors. However, we also provide countless opportunities to discover the rising stars of the literary world; the authors that everyone will soon be talking about. Here are some debut authors whom you should look out for at this year’s Festival. Kate…
Why Writing is Not Such a Solitary ExperienceThursday, September 5, 2019
Review editor at the Quill & Quire, Steven W. Beattie, was one of the 2018 Festival Delegates and in this guest post, he writes about the solitary experience of being a writer and how opportunities like the Delegates Programme offers writers a chance to engage with the community. Look out for links to guest posts written by Beattie’s fellow delegates!