Explore by Date
TIFA’s most provocative discussion series returns with several engaging panels examining the culture and politics that shape the world around us.
Bite the Book
A new food-focused, multi-sensory series of events combining delicious tastings with conversations, readings, workings and food-writing experiences! Bring your appetite.
New this year, the POP Fiction series spotlights many of the world’s most beloved genres, including romance, crime, horror, graphic storytelling and more.
Explore comedies, ghost tales and everything in between for toddlers to teens, through interactive story times, theatre, crafts, free activities and more for the whole family.
Learn how to craft compelling stories and bring captivating characters to life through hands-on lessons from acclaimed authors and industry experts.
The Performance Series
TIFA’s performance series, offered all Festival long, celebrates the joy and power of live storytelling from theatre to live music, poetry slams and more.
Each session features a contemporary writer discussing influential books and authors, to offer their insight and share their joy as a reader.
The World in Other Words
Meet storytellers from unique communities around the world and across the local neighbourhoods of Toronto in the World in Other Words.
Taking Flight – Dreams of Democracy
A strand of Arabic events with writers from around Canada, the US and Iceland, curated in partnership with Kamel Riahi, whose book Tunisian Frankenstein was banned by the Tunisian government.
Humber Liberal Arts Conference
The ninth annual Humber Liberal Arts Conference seeks to explore displacement and the concept of diaspora through an interdisciplinary lens.
Diaspora Dialogues TOK Symposium
Oceans & the Depths We Dive
Thursday, September 21 at 6:00pm
Fall of the Newsstand?
Saturday, September 23 at 7:00pm
The Plant Based Treaty
Sunday, September 24 at 6:30pm
An Appetite for Change: The Antiracist Kitchen
Nadia L. Hohn
Monday, September 25 at 6:00pm
CANCELLED – Food: The Language of Loss
Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00pm
Canada in the World
Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30pm
Turning the Page: The Next Chapter in Cookbooks
Karon Liu, Zoe Maslow, Ozoz Sokoh, and Bonnie Stern
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00pm
Diasporic Palimpsests and Outernationalist Dub in the Work of Angela Aujla and Indigenous Resistance
Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm
Banned Books & the Battle for the Freedom to Read
Kwame Alexander, James Turk, and Vickery Bowles
Friday, September 29 at 7:00pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Polarization and the Perils of Displacement
Saturday, September 30 at 9:00am
Displacement and Diaspora: Excluded Identities
Displacement and Diaspora: Reclaiming Identities
Saturday, September 30 at 10:40am
Displacement and Diaspora: Planting New Roots
Displacement and Diaspora: Moving Parts (Migration and Mental Health)
Saturday, September 30 at 1:15pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Belongingness and Identity in New Homelands
Displacement and Diaspora: Diaspora on the Small and Silver Screens
Saturday, September 30 at 2:55pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Differing Diasporas
Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Now
Dan Adamson, Jake Hirsch-Allen, and Shingai Manjengwa
Saturday, September 30 at 7:00pm
Artificial Intelligence & the Author
Sean Michaels, Tom Froh, and Paris Marx
Sunday, October 1 at 6:30pm