International Festival of Authors – Oct 19 to 29, 2017 (Toronto)
Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers.
From October 19 to the 29, engage with the literature of our times, explore the world of books and get acquainted with the authors and their ideas. These 11 days are packed with readings, one-on-one interviews, thought-provoking panel discussions, special events and free book signings. From poetry readings, crime and thriller writing discussions to celebrations of authors’ literary achievements, the Festival offers a curated selection of events for every taste.
This year there’s quite a bit of LGBT content to explore as well, including the following authors and their associated events.
– Dionne Brand – Walking Cities
– Gwen Benaway – Bechdel Tested: Women in Writing / A Quiet Passion
– Colm Toibin – Writers & Company @ IFOA
– Emma Donoghue – In Conversation: John Boyne and Emma Donoghue
– Dean Atta – Toronto Poetry Slam featuring Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger @ IFOA, Come Rhyme With Me
– John Boyne – In Conversation: John Boyne and Emma Donoghue, Uncovering the Past, John Irving interviews John Boyne
Tickets & Passes
$18 General Admission (unless otherwise specified)
$15 IFOA Supporters
Free for Students & Youth
IFOA is pleased to offer free tickets to regularly priced events to students and youth 25 and under with valid ID (subject to availability).
6 tickets for $90 can be used in any combination for regularly priced events (subject to availability)
Special Event Pricing
Come Rhyme with Me – $10
The Basement Revue @ IFOA – $30
Humber Liberal Arts Keynote Address with Susan N. Herman – $25
Toronto Poetry Slam featuring Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger @ IFOA
Toronto Lit Up Launch of Launches
IV Award Presentation, Keynote & Panel
We All Begin in a Little Magazine: A Celebration of 10 Years of The Puritan Magazine
The Creative Writing Awards Presentation
A Celebration of 10 Years of The Best Canadian Poetry
Check the Schedule of Events on page 28 for more information.
*NB: All prices include HST. Service charges apply on individual tickets and Flex Passes.
Where to Buy
By phone: 416 973 4000
Harbourfront Centre Box Office
- Main Building
235 Queens Quay West M5J 2G8
- Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West M5J 2G8
Regular Box Office hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1-6pm, 8pm on performance evenings
Festival Box Office hours: Daily, open one hour before event start-time
Harbourfront Centre/ Festival Hub
235 Queens Quay West M5J 2G8
Festival Hub (Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
Fleck Dance Theatre
Queen’s Quay Terminal,
207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor M5J 1A7
Books by all participants are available for purchase during the IFOA in the Festival Hub and in the upper lobby of the Fleck Dance Theatre, courtesy of the University of Toronto Bookstore.
Full schedule of events here.
The IFOA takes place at Harbourfront Centre, where the city meets the lake.
About the Author
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