40th Edition

October 24 – November 3, 2019

Meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading thinkers and storytellers at the 40th Anniversary edition of the Festival. Tickets on sale September 2019.

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As Canada’s largest and longest-running celebration of words and ideas, we connect writers and curious readers of every kind. Join us all year round!

What's On Now

  • Toronto Lit Up: Meat and Bone

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Join Conundrum Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Kat Verhoeven’s Meat and Bone through Toronto Lit Up!

  • First Chapter Second Chance Romance Competition

    Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    We’ve teamed up with Harbourfront Centre to present Second Chance Romance: a romance writing competition that gives you the chance to win $1,500! Submit the beginning of your first chapter (up to 1,000 words) to enter.
    Submission deadline is June 16.

  • Toronto Lit Up: The Chai Factor

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Farah Heron is releasing her debut novel, The Chai Factor, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

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