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
The Moth – SOLD OUT
Ophira Eisenberg, Deonna Marie Cattledge, Kelli Dunham, Esmond Fountain, and Victoria Hetherington
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 23 at 12:00pm
Saturday, September 23 at 1:00pm
Saturday, September 23 at 2:30pm
Saturday, September 23 at 3:30pm
RAISING OUR VOICES: 2023 PEN Canada Awards & Readings in Solidarity with Persecuted Writers
Saturday, September 23 at 4:30pm
Saturday, September 23 at 5:30pm
Sunday, September 24 at 12:00pm
Sunday, September 24 at 1:00pm
Sunday, September 24 at 2:30pm
Sunday, September 24 at 3:30pm
Sunday, September 24 at 5:30pm
2023 Ivy Award Keynote & Conversation
Alana Wilcox and Susan Swan
Monday, September 25 at 2:30pm
Monday, September 25 at 4:30pm
Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm
And The Winner Is… The UofT SCS Creative Writing Awards
Thursday, September 28 at 5:00pm
Diasporic Palimpsests and Outernationalist Dub in the Work of Angela Aujla and Indigenous Resistance
Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm
Indigenous Displacement: In Conversation
Friday, September 29 at 4:00pm
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
Saturday, September 30 at 12:00pm
Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Belongingness and Identity in New Homelands
Saturday, September 30 at 1:15pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Moving Parts (Migration and Mental Health)
Saturday, September 30 at 2:30pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Diaspora on the Small and Silver Screens
Saturday, September 30 at 2:55pm
Displacement and Diaspora: Differing Diasporas
Saturday, September 30 at 3:30pm
After the Deluge: Flood, Flight and Re-creation with First Story Toronto
Saturday, September 30 at 4:00pm
Aftermath—Treaties and their Violation: The Deluge Continues
Saturday, September 30 at 5:30pm
Re-Worlding: A Flight Towards… with First Story Toronto
Saturday, September 30 at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 1 at 12:00pm
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm
Sunday, October 1 at 2:30pm
Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm
Sunday, October 1 at 5:30pm