Top Picks for the International Festival of Authors

The International Festival of Authors kicks off this Thursday, bringing some of the best Canadian and International literary talent to Harbourfront Centre. Over the next eleven days, you can be challenged, transported, intrigued and enraged by the power of the written word. Here are some of the events we’re most excited about.

Polarities

Isabel Greenberg reads from and discusses her debut graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, with Jacob McArthur Mooney.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 12pm, York Quay Centre – Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West
$18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

Two Solitudes

The Quebec/Ontario divide is an easy way to take a dinner party in a dark direction, or inspire romantic reminiscence, but at this discussion, Krista Bridge and Perrine Leblanc will discuss writing and publishing in the two provinces. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 2pm
York Quay Centre – Studio Theatre
235 Queens Quay West
$18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

Reading: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Dunant, Rachel Kushner 

Authors Margaret Atwood, Sarah Dunant and Rachel Kushner share their latest novels. Hosted by Becky Toyne.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 8pm
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West
$18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

The Avant-Garde

Authors Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna and Marisha Pessl read from their latest works. Hosted by Rodge Glass. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 8pm
York Quay Centre – Lakeside Terrace
235 Queens Quay West
$18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

Amy Grace Loyd in Conversation with Margaret Atwood 

Author Amy Grace Loyd reads from and discusses her debut novel, The Affairs of Others, with Margaret Atwood. Hosted by Rachel Harry.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 7pm
York Quay Centre – Studio Theatre
235 Queens Quay West $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

Messages from the Bottle

Authors Jowita Bydlowska and Ann Dowsett Johnston discuss writing about alcoholism an addiction. Hosted and moderated by Siri Agrell.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 3pm
York Quay Centre – Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West
$18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. http://ifoa.org/festival

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