The Delegate Programme is an opportunity for local authors and journalists to enrich the level of discussion at select events throughout the Festival. Returning Delegate Kevin Hardcastle shares his experience at #FestofAuthors19, or “the Fest” as he affectionately calls it, below.
Kat Verhoeven is a Canadian cartoonist from Kingston who has spent most of her adulthood in Toronto. There, she received a degree in illustration from OCAD University. Verhoeven is known for her award-nominated comic Towerkind and her webcomic-turned-novel, Meat and Bone, as well as her anthology and zine work.
As one of our #FestofAuthors19 Delegates, Kat has been translating her Festival experience into a series of comics. Take a look below!
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 #FestofAuthors19 Delegates, Jason has been translating his Festival experience into a series of comic strips. Take a look below!
In addition to offering free programming for students and youth aged 25 and under, #Festofauthors19 also offers a selection of events that are free for everyone!
Every year, authors travel to Toronto from all over the world to take part in the Toronto International Festival of Authors. This year, we present a group of internationally acclaimed authors who bring with them different perspectives and techniques.
Here are some names you’ll definitely want to catch while they’re in town!