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Our Most Anticipated Events at IFOA

October 21, 2016

The only thing better than getting the chance to relax now that our festival is over, is knowing that IFOA has started! Everyone knows that September and October are the best months for literary events in Canada, so we can’t wait to get to everything we can. To save you time, we’ve put together a list of a few events at IFOA that we’re looking forward to the most, and you should get tickets to right now.



Five Artists Five Ways
Saturday, October 22, 8:00 PM


After launching our first Genre Zone Stage this year, we’re more excited than ever to see the best graphic storytellers across the country. At this round table event, moderated by Seth, you’ll get a chance to hear from Nina Bunjevac, Michael DeForgeNick DrnasoJon McNaught, and Chris Oliveros. You can also visit the Five Ways exhibit at Harbourfront Centre, featuring work from each of these artists.

It would be ill-advised to not take these graphic storytellers seriously – they tell some of the most poignant narratives within this gorgeous framework. Be sure to spend your Saturday night with these artists, they’ll have a lot to say.

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New Faces of Fiction
Tuesday October 25, 6:00 pm


We’re always on the look out for new talent. Every year, amazing Canadian novelists publish their first full length work without much recognition. We love events that put them in the spotlight, and highlight just how much talent is in the country – this is must-see event for anyone who feels the same.

At New Faces of Fiction, hear readings from Gail Anderson-Dargatz (The Spawning Grounds), Gary Barwin (Yiddish for Pirates), Lynne Kutsukake (The Translation of Love), and Yann Martel (The High Mountains of Portugal).

Read more about the New Face of Fiction. 



Crimes They Wrote
Sunday, October 30, 4:30 PM


There may be nothing better than a thrilling novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat and has you failing to notice how uncomfortable you are. The Word On The Street has been featuring crime, mystery, and suspense for many years, and they are often the best attended events. We suggest getting tickets for this one early because they’ll be gone soon.

Long time Word On The Street host Deborah Dundas it set to talk with crime maestros Linwood Barclay and Peter Robinson about everything that goes into writing thrills and chills for the page.

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