Thursday, October 22 History takes centre stage when.
History takes centre stage when Carolyn Harris, author of Magna Carta And Its Gifts To Canada, appears at Fort York to talk about the 13th-century document that transformed British law. 8 pm.
IFOA puts the focus on Catalan writers with readings from Anna Aguilar-Amat, Flavia Company, Marc Pastor, Jordi Puntí, Toni Sala, Martí Sales, Francesc Serés and Teresa Solana, traditional Catalan food, drink and music. 8:30 pm. Pub Hub.
Graphic novelists Dylan Horrocks, Jillian Tamaki and Adrian Tomine spark Drawing Graphic Conclusions, a discussion about one of the fastest growing literary genres. 8:30 pm. Lakeside Terrace.
Refugees are, unfortunately, top of mind lately. Giuseppe Catozzella, Brendan de Caires, Assaf Gavron and Witold Szabłowski – who’ve all written on the subject – join the Modern Refugee panel. 4 pm. Brigantine Room.
Governor General’s Award fiction finalists Kate Cayley.
GG Books Live! Governor General’s Award fiction finalists Kate Cayley, Helen Humphreys, Clifford Jackman and Guy Vanderhaeghe talk with Carol Off. 8 pm. Fleck Dance Theatre.
A high-powered session of readings features Catherine Graham, Lauren Groff, Kirstin Innes, Audrey Niffenegger, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Neil Smith. 7:30 pm. Fleck Dance Theatre.
Aleksandar Hemon, Caryl Phillips and Zadie Smith help Eleanor Wachtel celebrate the 25th anniversary of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company. 7:30 pm. Fleck Dance Theatre.
Richard Crouse does an onstage interview with the great conversationalist Lawrence Hill, author of The Illegal and The Book Of Negroes. 7:30 pm. Fleck Dance Theatre.
Brian Francis hosts the Scream panel, featuring thriller writers Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersema. 7:30 pm. Brigantine Room.
Big-buzz author Garth Risk Hallberg talks to Jared Bland about his genre-busting novel City On Fire. 4 pm. Brigantine Room.
Austin Clarke, Rabindranath Maharaj, John Sewell and others celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards. 2 pm. Brigantine Room.
Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prizewinner Rosemary Sullivan (Stalin’s Daughter) talks with Anne Michaels. Noon. Fleck Dance Theatre.