The International Festival of Authors is on until November 1st

The International Festival of Authors is on until November 1st! We know it is Halloween weekend, so we’ve rounded up a few events that we think you’ll be able squeeze into your busy schedule of eating candy and dressing up like a slutty Donald Trump.

Scream

A group of horror, thriller and mystery writers share from their latest works. Don’t miss Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersema in this delightful pre-Halloween treat. Brian Francis acts as MC.

When: Friday, October 30 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, & reading

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The Best Canadian Poetry Launch

The Best Canadian Poetry 2015 is the eighth edition of Canada’s vibrant yearly anthology featuring the 50 finest Canadian poems published during the previous year. Twelve of the collection’s contributors will present readings in celebration of the book’s formal launch.

When: Friday, October 30 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Lakeside Terrace (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, & reading

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In Conversation with Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart is the award-winning Canadian author of eight novels, a collection of short stories and three books of poetry. Don’t miss her discussing her richest novel to date, The Night Stages, with Canadian literary star Lawrence Hill. Bestselling author Grace O’Connell hosts. This event is co-presented by the Amnesty International Book Club, which sparks conversation about human rights through their monthly book selections and interviews with acclaimed Canadian authors.

When: Saturday, October 31 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, Interview, Reading

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Cundill Prize in History

The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history. The award is offered each year by McGill University to an individual, of any nationality and from any country, who has published a book determined to have had (or likely to have) a profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history. Join the 2015 finalists for a conversation about the experience of writing historical non-fiction. Professor Gil Troy moderates.

When: Saturday, October 31 @ 3:00 PM
Where: Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, Round table, Special Event

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In Conversation with Rosemary Sullivan

Don’t miss award-winning writer and Officer of the Order of Canada Rosemary Sullivan in conversation with celebrated Canadian author Anne Michaels. Sullivan’s most recent non-fiction work, Stalin’s Daughter, tells the incredible story of Svetlana Alliluyeva, who was fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators. Sullivan and Michaels will be joined onstage by Svetlana’s daughter, Chrese, in a rare public appearance. Author Grace O’Connell hosts.

When: Sunday, November 1 @ 12:00 PM
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, Interview, Reading, Special Event

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Blurred Lines

Can horror be literary? Join novelists Edgar Cantero, Alexandra Grigorescu, Andrew Pyper and Robert J. Wiersema as they discuss blurring the lines between commercial horror and literary fiction in their latest works. Author James Grainger will moderate and participate.

When: Sunday, November 1 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West)
What: Author appearance, Round table

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