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: Mike Barnes

    Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Join Biblioasis and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Mike Barnes’ Braille Rainbow: Poems through Toronto Lit Up!

  • Spring Debut: Fragmented Narratives

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    This spring, celebrate the budding voices of three Canadian debut authors: Tea Mutonji (Shut Up You’re Pretty), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams) and Bindu Suresh (26 Knots).

  • Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (Day 1)

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10am to 2pm

    The Festival of Trees™ is a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers.

  • Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (Day 2)

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10am to 2pm

    The Festival of Trees™ is a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers.

  • Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (Day 3)

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10am to 2pm

    The Festival of Trees™ is a three-day awards celebration where the winners of each category are announced and celebrated alongside young readers.

  • Toronto Lit Up: Adam Foulds

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    Adam Foulds is releasing Dream Sequence and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

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