TIFA Virtual Book Club
The official TIFA Book Club is back for 2022, in a virtual format, with two new seasons of exciting and empowering reading lists. Join us for one season, or sign up for both! All book club sessions are facilitated by author and award-winning educator Catherine Graham, with several surprise author appearances in store. Each book club season is capped to 30 people, to provide an accessible and intimate environment where all readers have the opportunity to participate meaningfully. The book club will meet virtually for one hour at 6pm ET on Wednesdays via Zoom video conferencing.
Fall 2022 Season
SOLD OUT / Starts September 7
Get a sneak peek at some of the participating titles in our upcoming 2022 Festival Programme with this new selection of books for our fall season! Delve into themes of connection, power, familial and ancestral ties, the deep bonds of female friendships and more.
Fall 2022 Reading List:
- Wednesday, September 7 – Cody Caetano’s Half-Bads in White Regalia
- Wednesday, October 5 – Shyam Selvadurai’s Mansions of the Moon
- Wednesday, October 26 – Heather O’Neill’s When We Lost our Heads
- Wednesday, November 23 – Tsering Yangzom Lama’s We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies
- Wednesday, December 14 – Rawi Hage’s Stray Dogs And Other Stories
This season is sold out. Check back later for information about future book club seasons.
About the Facilitator
Catherine Graham’s most recent book, Aether: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was a finalist for the 2021 Toronto Book Awards and The Celery Forest was named a CBC Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Poetry Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW. Author of the award-winning novel Quarry, her second novel, The Most Cunning Heart, appears this spring and her seventh poetry book will appear in 2023. She co-hosts The Hummingbird Podcast: Conversation & Inspiration. Visit her online at catherinegraham.com and @catgrahampoet. Photo credit: Marion Voysey.