Toronto Lit Up Book Launches
Meet local authors and join them in celebrating the launch of new books! The Toronto International Festival of Authors has partnered with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) on Toronto Lit Up: a multi-year initiative designed to spotlight local writers and empower them with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and March 2023, Toronto Lit Up has presented 165 events featuring over 200 Toronto authors and illustrators.
Toronto Lit Up book launches are open to the public and free to attend. This extended season of Toronto Lit Up will take place between April 2023 and March 2024, and feature new works of fiction and non-fiction for adults and young people, poetry, memoir and drama, by debut and established Toronto authors.
All submissions are reviewed by the Toronto Lit Up Committee, composed of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Alison Jones (Quill and Quire), Hazel Millar (Book*hug) and Ian Keteku (OCAD U).
Write The Neighbourhood
TIFA is proud to present a new collection of writing penned by local Toronto authors featured recently in Toronto Lit Up. Authors were invited to write about the neighbourhood they each call home (literally or figuratively). Each Write the Neighbourhood event will spotlight a selection of authors taking you on a tour around the city via the most reliable form of transportation Toronto has to offer — the written word! Events are free with registration.
Toronto Lit Up: The Abduction of Seven Forgers by Sean Dixon
Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00pm
Toronto Lit Up: Pride & Persistence: Stories of Queer Activism by Mary Fairhurst Breen
(Second Story Press)
Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm