Student & Youth Box Office

A Festival Pass is your ticket to explore as much of the 2023 Festival as you wish.* Come for an evening, a weekend, or all 11 days of celebration!

Passes are required to attend most staged, indoor events, but are not required to attend outdoor activities, TIFA Kids events, exhibits and installations, or visits to the Indigo Bookstore. Enjoy these offerings and more for free!

Note: the tickets and passes on this page reflect the discount pricing applied for students and youth aged 25 and under. If you’re looking for the standard adult passes, return to the main box office page. 

Questions? Call the Harbourfront Box Office at 416-973-4000 (select option #1) or contact tickets@harbourfrontcentre.com.

*Masterclasses are excluded from Pass entry, and require a separate ticket purchase.

Single Day Passes

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Subject to room capacities - arrive early to claim your seat

Excludes entry to Masterclasses

Events you can attend with this pass

Britta B's headshotSoundtracks & Stanzas
Eva Crocker and Clara Depuis-Morency's headshotLove, Lust & Chaos
Marina Endicott and Anna Porter headshotsIn the Deep Dark
Global Toronto 2023
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedOceans & the Depths We Dive
Karma Brown's headshotCANCELLED – Recipes for the Perfect Life
Vincent Lam's headshotHow to Save a Life
Myisha Cherry and Donna Bailey Nurse's headshotRadical Repair
Student Literary Cabaret
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Toronto Lit Up: This is Us
Sade Smith's headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Carlos Fonseca's headshotFreedom to Read
Kathy Friedman's headshotFreedom to Read
Bob Joseph's headshot21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
Michel Jean's headshotA Fragile Way of Life
Writers Behind Typewriters
Writers Behind Typewriters
Alana Wilcox and Susan Swan headshots2023 Ivy Award Keynote & Conversation
Javier Moscoso's headshotThe Swing is the Thing
The Swings
The Swings
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Alexis Schaitkin's headshotMother of All
Alberto Manguel and Joao Reis' headshotMan Most Intimate
Nadia L. Hohn's headshotAn Appetite for Change: The Antiracist Kitchen
Christina Wong's headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Anna Porter's headshotFreedom to Read
Vincent Lam's headshotFreedom to Read
Emma Donoghue's headshotDear and Best Friends
Alberto Manguel's headshotProse, Poetry, Life
Farah Heron and Zoe Whittal's headshotsI Knew You Were Trouble
Writers Behind Typewriters
Writers Behind Typewriters
David Bezmozgis' headshotBlackbox Session
Adriana Chartrand and Marie Helene Poitras' headshotOrdinary Monsters
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Tara MacLean's headshotLife’s Mess & Majesty
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedCANCELLED – Food: The Language of Loss
Evelyn Chick's headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Marie Helene Poitras headshotFreedom to Read
Patrick Errington's headshotFreedom to Read
Patrick deWitt's headshotThe Extraordinary Ordinary
Writers Behind Typewriters
Writers Behind Typewriters
The Woman Who Was Everything by Craig Stephenson
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Patrick Errington and Erin Noteboom headshotsScience of Poetry
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedCanada in the World
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedWrite the Neighbourhood
Karon Liu, Zoe Maslow, Ozoz Sokoh, Bonnie Stern headshotsTurning the Page: The Next Chapter in Cookbooks
Natasha Adiyana Morris headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Kevin Chen's headshotFreedom to Read
Charles Foran's headshotFreedom to Read
Michael Crummey's headshot in black and whiteLiterary Kitchen Party – SOLD OUT
Richard Ford's headshotA Frank Conclusion
Kevin Chen and Catherine Hernandez's headshotRise Up, Rise Up
Kevin Chong and Hana Shafi's headshotRooting For the Anti-Hero
Writers Behind Typewriters
Writers Behind Typewriters
A photo from last year's award ceremonyAnd The Winner Is… The UofT SCS Creative Writing Awards
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
John Lorinc's headshotDumpling City
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedTaking Flight: Newcomers in Canada
Zhang Ling's headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Jamaluddin Aram's headshotFreedom to Read
Paola Ferrante's headshotFreedom to Read
Charlotte Gray's headshotShaping the Men That Shaped the World
Astra Taylor's headshotComing Together, Falling Apart
A picture of poets on stage at the 2022 FestivalToronto Poetry Slam
Diasporic Palimpsests and Outernationalist Dub in the Work of Angela Aujla and Indigenous Resistance
Indigenous Displacement: In Conversation
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Viola Di Grado and Priya Guns headshotsDesire Electric
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedBanned Books & the Battle for the Freedom to Read
Mary Fairhurst Breen headshotToronto Lit Up: This is Us
Omer Aziz's headshotFreedom to Read
Leila Aboulela's headshotFreedom to Read

Buy Pass

Subject to room capacities - arrive early to claim your seat

Excludes entry to Masterclasses

Events you can attend with this pass

Animated characters Jeremy & Jazzy playing instrumentsDestination Imagination, with Jeremy and Jazzy
Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio headshotsNovel Experiences
Casey Plett's headshotSafe Girl to Love
Robyn Harding's headshotSlipping Beneath the Surface
Christine Estima and Camille Hernández-Ramdwar's headshotCasual Brutalities
Makoto Yukimura's headshotVisions of Vinland
Narwhal & Jelly’s Tricks and Treats
Ashes to Ashes
The BFFs Club
The Many Adventures of Leilong
The Swings
Uzma Jalaluddin and Chantel Guertin headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: Re-Imagining Romance
RAISING OUR VOICES: 2023 PEN Canada Awards & Readings in Solidarity with Persecuted Writers
A Musical Journey to the Middle East
Craig Shreve's headshotA Lost Samurai
Nicki Pau Preto's headshotWaking the Dead
Nick Cutter and Andrew Sullivan's headshotThe Handyman Method
Wendy Million and Romi Moondi's headshotsWattpad’s Ask the Expert – Writing Romance in 2023
Matthew Dawkins, Loridee De Villa and Nicole Nwosu headshotsWattpad’s Ask The Expert – Online Publishing
Jessica Cunsolo and Romi Moondi headshotsWattpad’s Ask The Expert – Story tropes; love them or leave them?
A group of people standing beside a display table of booksSmall Press Book Fair
The Storydrop
Rachel Cantor's headshotBrontës Reimagined
Zalika Reid-Benta and Vincent Lam headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: Beneath The Surface
Jeremy and Jazzy Crafty Fun
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Makoto Yukimura's headshotBook Signing
Kamel Riahi and May Telmissany's headshotLove and arms!
Walid El Khachab and Jackleen Salam's headshotBorn free?
Mohamed Khelifi & Mazen Maarouf's headshotDragging the chains of memory
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedFall of the Newsstand? 
a pen on paperDiscovering Islamic Calligraphy: the Art of Beautiful Writing
Anne Enright's headshotIn a Blur of Love
Leila Aboulela and V. V. Ganeshananthan headshotsCaught in the Crosshairs
Tomas Hachard's headshotKingdoms of the Apocalypse
Omer Aziz and Kyo Maclear's headshotComposite Sketches
Michelle Good's headshotThe Necessity of Truth
Siddhartha Deb and Thomas Wharton's headshotThe World We’ll Live In
Chris Bergeron and Aaron Tucker headshotsBreak From Tradition
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson and Don Gillmor's headshotEscape Routes
Bursting with Life: The Gift of Mnoomin
Stories from Nunavut
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
If I Were a Superhero
Displacement and Diaspora: Excluded Identities
Margaret Atwood's headshotPatient & Impatient Griselda
The Book Sanctuary
Priya Guns, Akil Kumarasamy and Nedra Rodrigo's headshotTam Fam Lit Jam
Thunder Like a Drum
The Storydrop
Kwame Alexander's headshotA Portrait of a Man Learning to Love
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Stories from Nunavut
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Displacement and Diaspora: Polarization and the Perils of Displacement
Displacement and Diaspora: Reclaiming Identities
Displacement and Diaspora: Planting New Roots
Displacement and Diaspora: Moving Parts (Migration and Mental Health)
Displacement and Diaspora: Belongingness and Identity in New Homelands
Displacement and Diaspora: Diaspora on the Small and Silver Screens
Displacement and Diaspora: Differing Diasporas
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
Seth's headshotPicture Perfect
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas' headshotHaida Manga
Kwame Alexander and Amanda West Lewis' headshotA State of Exile
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedChatGPT & Verse
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedArtificial Intelligence: The Future is Now
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedWrite the Neighbourhood
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedAfter the Deluge: Flood, Flight and Re-creation with First Story Toronto
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedAftermath—Treaties and their Violation: The Deluge Continues
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedRe-Worlding: A Flight Towards… with First Story Toronto

Buy Pass

Subject to room capacities - arrive early to claim your seat

Excludes entry to Masterclasses

Events you can attend with this pass

TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedThe Faultlines of Family
Terry Fallis' headshotParis is Always a Good Idea
Charles Foran's headshotAt Last and Too Soon
Babak Lakghomi and Moez Surani's headshotHow to Break a System
Bachtyar Ali and Jamaluddin Aram's headshotChronicles of Conflict
Skipping Down Memory Lane
Carnival Queens & Dearest Dreams
Decoration Station
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
P.S. Tell *Everyone* with Vikki VanSickle
The Spooky Spirits & Ghastly Ghouls of Canada
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Elizabeth Ruth and Rebecca Rosenblum's headshotDiaspora Dialogues: Sheltering In Place
2023 PEN Canada Graeme Gibson Talk
Dilip Chakraborty, Sudhir Saha, Roksana Lais and Subrata Kumar DasWriting as a Passion
K. Gandhar Chakravarty, Arif Anwar, Laboni Islam and Subrata Kumar Das headshotsBengalis in CanLit
Shekhor Gomes, Anjuman Rosy, Sheuli Jahan, Kazi Helal and Subrata Kumar Das headshotsReading Bengali Poems
The Storydrop
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedStorytelling Shape-shifters
Janika Oza and William Seto Ping headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: The Sweep of History
Corinna Chong, Paola Ferrante and Anuja Varghese headshotsAnimals of the Body
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedWrite the Neighbourhood
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Sarah Polley headshotRun Towards Awards
Joseph Kai's headshotRestless Souls
Sophie Jai and Camille Hernández-Ramdwar headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: The Haunting of Us
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedPop Up Poetry Slam
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedThe Plant Based Treaty
M.G. Vassanji's headshotA Theory of Everything
Geoffrey D. Morrison headshotThought Spirals
J. Edward Chamberlin's headshotWords Shape our Worlds
Catherine Fogarty's headshotTrue Story Hunter
Elizabeth Hay and Joan Thomas' headshotRighting Old Wrongs
Michael Melgaard's headshotGone Girls
Kai Thomas headshotLineage and Legacy
Next Level Neighbourhoods
Frosty Frozen Fun
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
We’re Better Together
A Hockey Super Six Extravaganza
Justice for All
Join the Party
Natalie MacLean's headshotWine and Words
Vivek Shraya's headshotHow to Fail As A Popstar
Jean E. Pendziwol and Cristina Quintero's headshotBreaking Bread
The Storydrop
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
Bill Buford's headshotCulinary Cravings
Taras Grescoe's headshotArcheology of Taste
David Bergen and Blaise Ndala's headshotDislocations
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedArtificial Intelligence & the Author
The book cover of Syrus Marcus Ware and Alannah Fricker's Abolition is Love bookAll You Need is Love
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar

Multi-Day Passes

Buy Pass

Subject to room capacities - arrive early to claim your seat

Excludes entry to Masterclasses

Events you can attend with this pass

Animated characters Jeremy & Jazzy playing instrumentsDestination Imagination, with Jeremy and Jazzy
Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio headshotsNovel Experiences
Casey Plett's headshotSafe Girl to Love
Robyn Harding's headshotSlipping Beneath the Surface
Christine Estima and Camille Hernández-Ramdwar's headshotCasual Brutalities
Makoto Yukimura's headshotVisions of Vinland
Narwhal & Jelly’s Tricks and Treats
Ashes to Ashes
The BFFs Club
The Many Adventures of Leilong
The Swings
Uzma Jalaluddin and Chantel Guertin headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: Re-Imagining Romance
RAISING OUR VOICES: 2023 PEN Canada Awards & Readings in Solidarity with Persecuted Writers
A Musical Journey to the Middle East
Craig Shreve's headshotA Lost Samurai
Nicki Pau Preto's headshotWaking the Dead
Nick Cutter and Andrew Sullivan's headshotThe Handyman Method
Wendy Million and Romi Moondi's headshotsWattpad’s Ask the Expert – Writing Romance in 2023
Matthew Dawkins, Loridee De Villa and Nicole Nwosu headshotsWattpad’s Ask The Expert – Online Publishing
Jessica Cunsolo and Romi Moondi headshotsWattpad’s Ask The Expert – Story tropes; love them or leave them?
A group of people standing beside a display table of booksSmall Press Book Fair
The Storydrop
Rachel Cantor's headshotBrontës Reimagined
Zalika Reid-Benta and Vincent Lam headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: Beneath The Surface
Jeremy and Jazzy Crafty Fun
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Makoto Yukimura's headshotBook Signing
Kamel Riahi and May Telmissany's headshotLove and arms!
Walid El Khachab and Jackleen Salam's headshotBorn free?
Mohamed Khelifi & Mazen Maarouf's headshotDragging the chains of memory
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedFall of the Newsstand? 
a pen on paperDiscovering Islamic Calligraphy: the Art of Beautiful Writing
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedThe Faultlines of Family
Terry Fallis' headshotParis is Always a Good Idea
Charles Foran's headshotAt Last and Too Soon
Babak Lakghomi and Moez Surani's headshotHow to Break a System
Bachtyar Ali and Jamaluddin Aram's headshotChronicles of Conflict
Skipping Down Memory Lane
Carnival Queens & Dearest Dreams
Decoration Station
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
P.S. Tell *Everyone* with Vikki VanSickle
The Spooky Spirits & Ghastly Ghouls of Canada
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Creating a Giant of a Picture
Elizabeth Ruth and Rebecca Rosenblum's headshotDiaspora Dialogues: Sheltering In Place
2023 PEN Canada Graeme Gibson Talk
Dilip Chakraborty, Sudhir Saha, Roksana Lais and Subrata Kumar DasWriting as a Passion
K. Gandhar Chakravarty, Arif Anwar, Laboni Islam and Subrata Kumar Das headshotsBengalis in CanLit
Shekhor Gomes, Anjuman Rosy, Sheuli Jahan, Kazi Helal and Subrata Kumar Das headshotsReading Bengali Poems
The Storydrop
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedStorytelling Shape-shifters
Janika Oza and William Seto Ping headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: The Sweep of History
Corinna Chong, Paola Ferrante and Anuja Varghese headshotsAnimals of the Body
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedWrite the Neighbourhood
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
OCAD Animated Literary Projections
Sarah Polley headshotRun Towards Awards
Joseph Kai's headshotRestless Souls
Sophie Jai and Camille Hernández-Ramdwar headshotsDiaspora Dialogues: The Haunting of Us
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedPop Up Poetry Slam
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedThe Plant Based Treaty
Anne Enright's headshotIn a Blur of Love
Leila Aboulela and V. V. Ganeshananthan headshotsCaught in the Crosshairs
Tomas Hachard's headshotKingdoms of the Apocalypse
Omer Aziz and Kyo Maclear's headshotComposite Sketches
Michelle Good's headshotThe Necessity of Truth
Siddhartha Deb and Thomas Wharton's headshotThe World We’ll Live In
Chris Bergeron and Aaron Tucker headshotsBreak From Tradition
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson and Don Gillmor's headshotEscape Routes
Bursting with Life: The Gift of Mnoomin
Stories from Nunavut
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
If I Were a Superhero
Displacement and Diaspora: Excluded Identities
Margaret Atwood's headshotPatient & Impatient Griselda
The Book Sanctuary
Priya Guns, Akil Kumarasamy and Nedra Rodrigo's headshotTam Fam Lit Jam
Thunder Like a Drum
The Storydrop
Kwame Alexander's headshotA Portrait of a Man Learning to Love
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Stories from Nunavut
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Displacement and Diaspora: Polarization and the Perils of Displacement
Displacement and Diaspora: Reclaiming Identities
Displacement and Diaspora: Planting New Roots
Displacement and Diaspora: Moving Parts (Migration and Mental Health)
Displacement and Diaspora: Belongingness and Identity in New Homelands
Displacement and Diaspora: Diaspora on the Small and Silver Screens
Displacement and Diaspora: Differing Diasporas
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
Seth's headshotPicture Perfect
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas' headshotHaida Manga
Kwame Alexander and Amanda West Lewis' headshotA State of Exile
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedChatGPT & Verse
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedArtificial Intelligence: The Future is Now
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedWrite the Neighbourhood
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedAfter the Deluge: Flood, Flight and Re-creation with First Story Toronto
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedAftermath—Treaties and their Violation: The Deluge Continues
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedRe-Worlding: A Flight Towards… with First Story Toronto
M.G. Vassanji's headshotA Theory of Everything
Geoffrey D. Morrison headshotThought Spirals
J. Edward Chamberlin's headshotWords Shape our Worlds
Catherine Fogarty's headshotTrue Story Hunter
Elizabeth Hay and Joan Thomas' headshotRighting Old Wrongs
Michael Melgaard's headshotGone Girls
Kai Thomas headshotLineage and Legacy
Next Level Neighbourhoods
Frosty Frozen Fun
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
We’re Better Together
A Hockey Super Six Extravaganza
Justice for All
Join the Party
Natalie MacLean's headshotWine and Words
Vivek Shraya's headshotHow to Fail As A Popstar
Jean E. Pendziwol and Cristina Quintero's headshotBreaking Bread
The Storydrop
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
The Swings
Toronto, je t’aime / Toronto, I Love You
Bill Buford's headshotCulinary Cravings
Taras Grescoe's headshotArcheology of Taste
David Bergen and Blaise Ndala's headshotDislocations
Crumpets & Cornbread & Challah, Oh My!
TIFA 2023 Placeholder Image - Purple background with the white TIFA logo repeatedArtificial Intelligence & the Author
The book cover of Syrus Marcus Ware and Alannah Fricker's Abolition is Love bookAll You Need is Love
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar
Writers Collective of Canada featured image showing someone's face covered in paint with their fingers over their eyesLet Your Voice Soar

Free limited edition TIFA totebag

Subject to room capacities - arrive early to claim your seat

Excludes entry to Masterclasses

Workshops

Excludes entry to Festival Events

Guaranteed spot in limited capacity setting

Masterclasses you can register for

Sense of Place, with Shyam Selvadurai

Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm

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Finding Your Voice, with Kathy Friedman

Friday, September 22 at 5:30pm

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Writing for an Audience, with Saeed Teebi

Saturday, September 23 at 1:00pm

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On Seeing in Poetry, with Kate Cayley

Sunday, September 24 at 4:00pm

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In Praise of Process, with Alissa York

Monday, September 25 at 5:30pm

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Tone, with David Bezmozgis

Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30pm

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Memoir in the Age of Transparency, with Charles Foran

Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30pm

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Finding Your Narrative Edge in Memoir, with Kyo Maclear

Thursday, September 27 at 5:30pm

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Home, with Leila Abdoulela

Friday, September 29 at 5:30pm

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World-building, with Siddhartha Deb

Sunday, October 1 at 4:00pm

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