Write the Neighbourhood

Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio, Brooke Lockyer, Craig Shreve and Carey Sookocheff

Write the Neighbourhood

Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio, Brooke Lockyer, Craig Shreve and Carey Sookocheff

2:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

West Bays

60 mins

TIFA is proud to present a new collection of writing penned by local Toronto authors featured recently in Toronto Lit Up, a joint book launch initiative with the Toronto Arts Council. Authors were invited to write about the neighbourhood they each call home (literally or figuratively).

Each Write the Neighbourhood event will spotlight a selection of authors taking you on a tour around the city via the most reliable form of transportation Toronto has to offer — the written word! Whether it’s a short story or essay, poem or illustration, each author is sure to show you what they love about the city they call home.

At this event:

  • Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio
  • Brooke Lockyer
  • Craig Shreve
  • Carey Sookocheff

Toronto International Festival of Authors logo - Festival Dates: September 21 to October 1, 2023       

Free
Reading

How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

TIFA is proud to present a new collection of writing penned by local Toronto authors featured recently in Toronto Lit Up, a joint book launch initiative with the Toronto Arts Council. Authors were invited to write about the neighbourhood they each call home (literally or figuratively).

Each Write the Neighbourhood event will spotlight a selection of authors taking you on a tour around the city via the most reliable form of transportation Toronto has to offer — the written word! Whether it’s a short story or essay, poem or illustration, each author is sure to show you what they love about the city they call home.

At this event:

  • Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio
  • Brooke Lockyer
  • Craig Shreve
  • Carey Sookocheff

Toronto International Festival of Authors logo - Festival Dates: September 21 to October 1, 2023       

Free
Reading

Featured Authors

Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio has worked with Ontario school boards as a settlement worker, public speaker and researcher, also founding Filipino Talks - a program that builds bridges between educators and Filipino families. She has a Masters in Immigration and Settlement Studies, a post-graduate certificate from the Humber School for Writers. Her writing has appeared in anthologies, Geist and The Philippine Reporter where she was a journalist. She is a founding member of a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers www.plumawrites.ca. As a community worker, youth mentor, Little Manila tour guide and author Jennilee spends a lot of time thinking about the Filipino community.

Read more about Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio

Brooke Lockyer holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.A. in English in the Field of Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She was the winner of the Hart House Literary Contest and the co-recipient of both the Peter S. Prescott and the Lenore Marshall Barnard prizes for prose. Her work has been published in Toronto Life, carte blanche, The Hart House Review, White Wall Review and Geist. She’s lived in rural Japan, New York City, Bristol and the Mojave Desert. Brooke currently resides with her family in Toronto.

Read more about Brooke Lockyer

Craig Shreve was born and raised in North Buxton, Ontario, a small town that has been recognized by the Canadian government as a National Historic Site due to its former status as a popular terminus on the Underground Railroad. He is a descendant of Abraham Doras Shadd, the first Black person in Canada to be elected to public office, and of his daughter Mary Ann Shadd, the pioneering abolitionist, suffragette, and newspaper editor/publisher who was inducted posthumously into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in the United States. Craig is the author of One Night in Mississippi and a graduate of the School for Writers at Humber College. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Connect with him on Twitter @CG_Shreve.

Read more about Craig Shreve

Carey Sookocheff is the author and illustrator of Lost Things, Wet and Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems. She is also the illustrator of the Buddy and Earl series, written by Maureen Fergus. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her family and her dog, Rosie.

Read more about Carey Sookocheff

2:00pm

Sunday, September 24, 2023

West Bays

60 mins

How to attend

This FREE event requires registration. Pass Holders should register for free events as well.

What to read

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