The Toronto International Festival of Authors is an 11-day celebration of words and ideas for curious readers of every kind. Mark your calendar for the 39th edition, taking place October 18-28, 2018 at Harbourfront Centre.


Explore the world of books and get acquainted with the world’s leading authors. From intimate readings to provocative interviews and panel discussions, special events and interactive presentations, the Festival offers a curated selection of events for every taste.


New This Year

Author Talks & Mystery Library

Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station on Monday, October 22 (3-6pm) and Saturday, October 27 (12-2pm)

TDSB Young Writers Conference

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre

This conference hopes to help young writers thrive a little by connecting them to the community of established writers working in the city and beyond.

Poetry Slam Game Show

Friday, October 26, 2018
Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

Produced in collaboration with the Toronto Poetry Project, this lively and entertaining bout of poetry is the final round of a four-part poetry slam featuring winners from three previous competitions.