TAIWANfest Vendors

TAIWANfest Vendors

Enter the world of Batik, dive into Taiwanese literature, snap a Bentogram and discover something new to try at home. Immerse in stories created by authors and artists from Canada and Asia. 

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Djennie Laguerre

Mon histoire est mon nom

Presented in French. Chaque histoire que vous racontez est votre propre histoire. Et l’histoire de votre nom contient également de nombreuses histoires. Écouter et raconter des histoires développe la connexion, la communication et la résilience de nos communautés. Amenez vos amis et votre famille et rejoignez la conteuse, comédienne et artiste enseignante Djennie Laguerre, alias […]

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Althea Balmes

Create Your Own Comics

Join multi-disciplinary visual storyteller and artist Althea Balmes for an interactive Create Your Own Comics workshop exploring the art of comic book creation. You will receive top tips on what makes great visual storytelling before getting down to creating some of your own work. This is a fun and informal workshop, and no previous experience is […]

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Drag performers Fay and Fluffy

Storytime

Drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé return to JUNIOR for more storytelling fun, bigger and better than ever before! Join them for an outdoor reading experience and dance party in JUNIOR’S’s famed Tickle Trunk. They make reading fun for kids (and adults) while encouraging everyone to see our differences as beautiful. Fay and Fluffy’s […]

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Yousef Kadoura

Creativity in Collective Solitude

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Curated by Lebanese Canadian actor, writer and producer Yousef Kadoura, this final event in The New Embassy series reflects on […]

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The New Embassy

BLACK MAGIC / BLACK POWER

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Consider disabled, Deaf and Mad futures through a riveting set of performances by Black artists. Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

The Brave and The Vulnerable

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Curated by Jen Sookfong Lee, author and co-host of the literary podcast Can’t Lit, this collection of powerful readings offers up deeply […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

Beautiful Journeys

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Award-winning author, performer and queer healer Kai Cheng Thom brings ritual-performance, spoken word and movement together for a transformative mosaic of introspective […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

Hope and the Human Spirit

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Curated by author Canisia Lubrin, The New Embassy’s opening event features a provocative programme of music, theatre and poetry. Experience […]

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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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An image of a person with their back turned in an arctic setting.

Those Who Run in the Sky (Angakkussaq)

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 makes his way back to the world of the living from the world of spirits. This piece is performed in Kalaallisut/Greenlandic. English context will be provided.  After a strange blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea […]

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