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A Black Girl In Love (with Herself)

The hilarious Trey Anthony returns to Toronto for two intimate and uplifting nights of honest girl talk. Focusing on love, relationships and family, this interactive and participatory show will have you laughing and crying, yelling “You go, girl!”. Supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada

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43rd Toronto International Festival of Authors

In 2022, as TIFA returns to in-person activities at its iconic home at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, the 43rd Festival will mark the arrival of an exciting new chapter by shifting the festival’s dates to September 22 – October 2, 2022. Building on TIFA’s vision to inspire, empower and connect through the art of stories, and […]

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Jólabókaflóð: The Great Icelandic Book Give Away!

Roland Gulliver, director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, welcomes literary enthusiasts to Fleck Dance Theatre for an engaging discussion about the beloved Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð, also known as the Christmas book flood. During the round table, guests can hear from Icelandic Writer and Poet Thora Hjörleifsdóttir, Icelandic Writer Einar Kárason, Canadian author […]

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Crime & Mystery Writing Festival

From cozy crime to police procedural, psychological thriller to true crime, these page-turning genres have created some of the world’s best storytellers, who are much loved by readers everywhere. In addition to being widely accessible, these stories offer varied perspectives on the world around us, and keenly explore contemporary social issues through a captivating narrative. […]

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Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins in Conversation

Two New York Times bestselling authors, Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins, join us to discuss their latest novels. Audrain’s debut, The Push, is a rare, extraordinary look at the pressures and expectations of motherhood, and what really happens behind the closed doors of even the most perfect-looking families. Author of the wildly popular book The […]

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Those Who Run in the Sky

Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. This piece is performed in Kalaallisut/Greenlandic. English context will be provided.  After a strange blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any […]

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