Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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

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Teen Spirit Stage

Situated in the Lakeside Terrace and featuring genre-based, interactive programming sessions which showcase great young adult books, authors, and artists Canada has to offer, this venue brings a fresh, fun, and youthful perspective to the festival.

Tragedy minus the Romance

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this panel, authors Kathy Kacer and Jordana Lebowitz, Nina Berkhout, and Samya Kullab engage with the everyday realities of those that live(d) through the tragedies of our world, no matter what side they are on.

Born A Sci-fi Hero

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
“Some heroes are born, some are made,” but what if you were born a hero and never had to be one till now? Our heroes answer this question in the stories by Kate Blair, Sarah Raughley, and Cherie Dimaline.

Fantasy Queens

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In these stories, the heroines’ alliances are tested as well as their physical and mental strengths in worlds wonderfully created by Lesley Livingston, Elly Blake, and Kristen Ciccarelli. Basically, #queens.

Home and the Heart

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Whether fighting alone to get back to family or fighting with family to protect the people you call home, Aviaq Johnston and Rick Revelle’s books explore the ways we fight for what we love.

Where the Wild Things Are

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
At younger ages than most, the characters in Heather T. Smith and Danielle Younge-Ullman’s books leave home and, from this, discover themselves and how they function in the world around them.

Perception IS NOT Reality

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
What happens when you know the truth about someone (perhaps that person being yourself) but everyone else doesn’t see this truth? Or vice versa? Jennifer Gold, S.K Ali, Liane Shaw, and M-E Girard show us the difference between perception and…

Youth Spoken Word Showcase with BAM! Toronto Youth Slam

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
BAM! Toronto Youth Slam is Toronto’s only monthly youth poetry slam providing a platform for young spoken word poets, rhyme-slingers, and wordsmiths across Toronto and the GTA. From a collection of spoken word poetry workshops in schools, to monthly local…