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IFOA, Rachel Kushner, Douglas Coupland, and The Visual Language of Art: T.O Events for Oct 24-Nov 7, 2013

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Painter and educator Judy Singer teaches The Visual Language of Art, or How to Look at Paintings. Learn the syntax of color, space and line through an interactive romp from the Renaissance period to the rise of Abstraction. 7PM-8:15PM. October 24. Richview Library. Free. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser unravels and reads from his forthcoming book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the...

Rohinton Mistry and PEN Canada at IFOA, Tweeted

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Last night a rare appearance by Rohinton Mistry opened the 2012 International Festival of Authors at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. The evening was a benefit for PEN Canada—and featured the author giving an enchanting reading about his childhood, several of his incredible and unexpected bursts into song, as well as a chat on stage with the CBC’s Writers and Company host Eleanor...

“Creeping into the house”: Talking about Writing at The International Festival of Authors

Most events at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors feature authors reading from their finished novels, their glossy dust jackets sprinkled with glowing reviews, as though these works effortlessly materialized through sheer brilliance. In contrast, on Sunday October 23rd, the “Writer’s Craft” panel met at the Festival’s stage on Queens Quay West to discuss honestly the writer’s unglamorous...

Giller Prize Shortlist Reading

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The reading event for the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted finalists, on Saturday, October 29th, was entirely sold out. With the Fleck Theatre filled to capacity, it was immediately clear that this was one of the most highly anticipated events of the International Festival of Authors’ schedule. Carol Off of the CBC’s As It Happens hosted, providing some needed levity to the proceedings. The...

International Festival of Authors: Michael Ondaatje

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There was a flutter of excitement when Michael Ondaatje walked onto the stage of the Fleck Theatre: this is a writer of serious calibre, and the auditorium filled nearly to capacity attests to his popularity. He was at the International Festival of Authors on October 29 to be interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel; the interview was interspersed with readings from his latest novel, the Giller-nominated...

International Festival of Authors: Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists Reading

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A Review of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists Reading Featuring Clarke Blaise, Michael Christie, Patrick deWitt, Esi Edugyan and Dan Vyleta; hosted by Rabindranath Maharaj. Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The Brigantine Room. This past Wednesday, the TRB attended the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists Reading at the International Festival of Authors. The award...

International Festival of Authors: Book City 35th Anniversary Reading

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A review of the Book City 35th Anniversary Reading Featuring Linwood Barclay, Amitav Ghosh, Nancy Huston and Heather Jessup; hosted by Zoe Whittall Tuesday, October 24th, 2011. Fleck Dance Theatre Zoe Whittall, author of Holding Still for as Long as Possible and host of the Book City 35th Anniversary Reading, lacked the playful badinage displayed by Shelagh Rogers throughout Monday night’s...