International Festival of Authors

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Event date October 18 to 28, 2018 LocationHarbourfront Centre Official website Official website

Presenting the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, IFOA is one of the largest literary festivals in the world.

A collage of nine portrait photographs of participants of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.

Brave New Words

Celebrating its 38th year in 2017, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions and public book signings. Of the dozens appearing this year, a few of the notable writers are Roddy Doyle, Ann Michaels and Mark Billingham. Special events include the “Toronto Poetry Slam” featuring Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger, “The Creative Genius of Tom Thomson” an exploration of Group of Seven painter’s life and work and “Twists & Turns: The Art of Thriller Writing.”

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