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
Sense of Place
Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm
Finding Your Voice
Friday, September 22 at 5:30pm
Discovering Islamic Calligraphy: the Art of Beautiful Writing
Saturday, September 23 at 1:00pm
Writing for an Audience
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Sunday, September 24 at 12:00pm
P.S. Tell *Everyone* with Vikki VanSickle
Sunday, September 24 at 12:30pm
Sunday, September 24 at 1:30pm
On Seeing in Poetry
Sunday, September 24 at 4:00pm
In Praise of Process
Monday, September 25 at 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30pm
Memoir in the Age of Transparency
Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30pm
Finding Your Narrative Edge in Memoir
Thursday, September 28 at 5:30pm
Friday, September 29 at 5:30pm
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am
Let Your Voice Soar
Saturday, September 30 at 11:00am
Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm
If I Were a Superhero
Jack Briglio and Claudia Dávila
Saturday, September 30 at 3:30pm
Sunday, October 1 at 10:30am
Next Level Neighbourhoods
Andrea Curtis and Katy Dockrill
Justice for All
Syrus Marcus Ware and Alannah Fricker
Sunday, October 1 at 11:00am
Sunday, October 1 at 12:30pm
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
Cristina Quintero and Sarah Gonzales
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm
Masterclass: Alberto Manguel
All You Need is Love
Sunday, October 1 at 1:30pm
Sunday, October 1 at 2:00pm
Sunday, October 1 at 3:00pm
Sunday, October 1 at 4:00pm