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.
Spring 2022 Season
SOLD OUT / Starts February 23
An exploration of resilience and human connection, this season will study books that help us derive meaning and understanding of the current events of today. We will highlight themes of togetherness, and how cultural and intergenerational experiences shape identity.
Spring 2022 Reading List:
- Wednesday, February 23 – Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s The Son of the House
- Wednesday, March 23 – Katherena Vermette’s The Strangers
- Wednesday, April 20 – Tomson Highway’s Permanent Astonishment
- Wednesday, May 18 – Silmy Abdullah’s Home of the Floating Lily
- Wednesday, June 15 – Zoe Whittall’s The Spectacular
Our spring season book club spots are sold out. Be sure to save your spot in our fall season before it’s too late!
Fall 2022 Season
$65 / Starts September 7
A reading list will be revealed in August, featuring participating titles from the upcoming 2022 Festival. Books will include a mixture of Canadian and international authors, including well-known favourites and new emerging authors worth knowing.
Fall 2022 Dates:
- Wednesday, September 7
- Wednesday, October 5
- Wednesday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 23
- Wednesday, December 14
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.