Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great Books Marquee

The place to be for the most exciting and dynamic books of the year, this venue features a variety of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. Find it in Harbourfront Centre’s Marilyn Brewer Community Space!

Still Mine

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Caribbean Lit Spotlight

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Toronto is lucky to be the home of some of the best writers of Jamaican background, including Michener Fellow Garfield Ellis and Commonwealth Writing Prize winner Olive Senior, both of whom will read from their latest acclaimed books.

Poetry: Get in Formation

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
You’ll find no odes to Grecian urns here. Instead, treat yourself to impressive anagrams, dialogues written on calculator, retellings of the story of Mary in Jamaican patois, and interrogations of racism in song and sonnet as we shine the spotlight…

Trading Places

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Have you ever felt caught in routine? Stuck in a rut? Destined or cursed to a familiar role? In the books featured in Trading Places, protagonists exit their familiar spheres for things new and uncertain, whether it be new occupations,…

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Whether the challenges are surviving a political uprising or a parent’s suicide, these new novels from Adwoa Badoe and Heather Tucker mine the rich territory of childhood and adolescence to create beautiful depictions of young women who inhabit the late 1960s and…

Unhappy Families

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
In the oft-quoted Tolstoy line, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Thrill to discover how acclaimed novelists Whittall and Jones have crafted their own little nuclei of misery: an all-American family in…

Dead Ground In Between

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM