Picture This, Part Two: #FestofAuthors18 in the Eyes of Andrea Scott

This year, Andrea Scott was one of two #FestofAuthors18 Delegates with a background in comics and illustration (alongside Jason Loo), having recently contributed a short piece to Osgoode As Gold, a Toronto Comix anthology. As a Delegate, Andrea commemorated her Festival experience by sketching moments and participants from some of this year’s most exciting events. Have a look!


The Bargain

David Bradford was the only poet among this year’s Delegates, his work having appeared in Prairie Fire, Vallum, Poetry Is Dead, The Capilano Review, The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017) and more. In attending a variety of Festival events about poetry, prose and prizes, David saw an opportunity to reflect on the bargain between authors and readers. The following is written in his own words.


On Finding Community as an Emerging Author

Toronto Lit Up: Launch of Launches

Novelist, screenwriter and copywriter Emily Saso (The Weather Inside) is no stranger to the Toronto International Festival of Authors. As a returning Delegate she’s hosted events, observed events, and even participated in them as a featured author. Here’s how her Festival experiences have continued to play a role in her writing life! The following is written in her own words.


Picture This: #FestofAuthors18 in the Eyes of Jason Loo

Jason Loo is a Toronto-based artist and comics creator most widely known for this work on The Pitiful Human-Lizard, a superhero comic set in Toronto. The series, which is published through Chapterhouse Comics, was nominated for the 2018 Doug Wright Spotlight Award! As one of our #FestofAuthors18 Delegates, Jason has been translating his Festival experience into a series of comic strips. Take a look below!


2018 Festival of Authors Profile: Melanie Raabe

You never know when inspiration will strike or when a kernel of an idea will grow into something beyond your wildest dreams. This is especially true for German author Melanie Raabe, who was having dinner with a friend in Cologne when she heard a story about an author who refused to leave their home. Seeing the creative potential in that conceit, Raabe jotted the idea down and soon after began working on the novel that would change her life: Die Falle (The Trap).


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