Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am - 5:00 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.

Stand Up, Speak Out

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The movement for women’s rights has had many moments of victory, but there is still so much work to be done. Take it from Sandra Perron and Linda Silver Dranoff as they share their stories of perseverance from within two…

Truth Is A Funhouse Mirror

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Neil Gaiman once said that the best question a writer can ask is: “What if?” What if you were born on February 29th, and only aged every four years? What if what lies on the Other Side is not what…


12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
What can be known? What can be seen? What is simply in our imaginations? Take a poetic journey of discovery through the natural world with your guides Gillian Sze, Lisa Richter, and Roo Borson.

In The Cage

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Once More With Feeling

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Venera Dreams

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Be Still, My Racing Heart

2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
Buckle-up as a street-smart art dealer unravels a mystery in corrupt Budapest, a highly intelligent sociopath reveals their secrets one by one, and a terrifying monster dredges up a brilliant forensic psychiatrist’s murky past. Let Anna Porter, Nicole Lundrigan, and…

In Translation

3:05 PM - 3:45 PM
These three tales have been translated from their original French and Spanish for English-speaking audiences – and we are lucky they have been! Fanny Britt, Monia Mazigh, and Alejandro Saravia bring us three very different books, all couched in the…

The Female Experience

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Being a woman means many things to many people, but all can agree that womanhood comes with a unique set of challenges. Marianne Apostolides explores her experiences with love and loss through a poetic memoir. Karen Connelly brings us Eliza…

The Great Canadian Book

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Stand on guard for these! Nick Mount traces the evolution of the Canadian literary movement, while Dr. Anne Urbancic reveals the historical footnotes to the rise of CanLit icons.

The Dysfunction Dynamic

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Love, loss and longing. These short story collections by Sarah Meehan Sirk and Robert Chafe run the gamut of human relationships and their beauty, fragility, and surprising darkness.

Skeet Love

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM