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
Saturday, September 23 at 10:30am
Jeremy and Jazzy Crafty Fun
Destination Imagination, with Jeremy and Jazzy
Jeremy Fisher and Nadia Casandra
Saturday, September 23 at 11:00am
Narwhal & Jelly’s Tricks and Treats
Saturday, September 23 at 12:00pm
The BFFs Club
Saturday, September 23 at 2:30pm
The Many Adventures of Leilong
Saturday, September 23 at 4:00pm
Sunday, September 24 at 10:30am
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Sunday, September 24 at 12:00pm
Skipping Down Memory Lane
Sunday, September 24 at 12:30pm
P.S. Tell *Everyone* with Vikki VanSickle
Sunday, September 24 at 1:30pm
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Sharon Hampson & Randi Hampson
Sunday, September 24 at 2:00pm
Carnival Queens & Dearest Dreams
Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher
The Spooky Spirits & Ghastly Ghouls of Canada
Joel A. Sutherland
Vikki VanSickle and Miki Sato
Sunday, September 24 at 3:30pm
Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am
Bursting with Life: The Gift of Mnoomin
Brittany Luby, Tee Duke, and Laura Legzdins
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
Stories from Nunavut
Jaypeetee Arnakak, Ceporah Mearns, and Dayna B. Griffiths
Saturday, September 30 at 11:30am
Thunder Like a Drum
Saturday, September 30 at 12:00pm
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
We’re Better Together
Sunday, October 1 at 12:00pm
A Hockey Super Six Extravaganza
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00pm
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
Cristina Quintero and Sarah Gonzales
Frosty Frozen Fun
Jean E. Pendziwol
Sunday, October 1 at 1:30pm
All You Need is Love
Syrus Marcus Ware and Alannah Fricker
Join the Party
Yolanda T. Marshall
Sunday, October 1 at 3:00pm