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ifoa4_wIFOA ONTARIO BRINGS CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS TO 12 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE PROVINCE
For Immediate Release

Toronto, September 12, 2014 —–The 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors hits the road for its annual touring programme, IFOA Ontario, bringing literary events to 12 locations across the province from October 22 to November 7, 2014. This year, Canadian and international authors will visit Brantford, Burlington, Creemore, Hamilton, Kitchener, Markham (Young Readers event), Midland, Parry Sound, Port Hope, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Woodstock.

Now in its eighth year, IFOA Ontario partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and community organizations across Ontario to present the world’s best writers of contemporary literature in readings, interviews, round table discussions and public book signings. IFOA Ontario also brings authors into the classroom for students of all ages with its Young Readers programme.

Geoffrey E. Taylor, Director of IFOA, says: “IFOA Ontario events are an amazing opportunity, not only for audiences to meet the authors in person and to hear them read and discuss their books, but also for the writers to explore the beautiful province of Ontario. We are thrilled to bring over 20 outstanding Canadian and international authors to these 12 communities.”

This year’s participating authors include celebrated Australian aboriginal writers Tony Birch and Ellen van Neerven; bestselling Irish author John Boyne; renowned Canadian storyteller Roch Carrier; Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book recipient Michael Crummey; Canadian horror writer Nick Cutter; Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winners Emma Donoghue and Helen Humphreys; critically acclaimed Canadian fiction writers Elyse Friedman, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Lee Maracle; Poetry NOW winner Catherine Graham; RBC Taylor Prize winner Thomas King; American historian and novelist Lois Leveen; beloved Canadian novelist and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald; talented memoirist Alison Pick; Governor General’s Literary Award winners Kate Pullinger and Kim Thúy; bestselling UK authors Sarah Waters and Louise Welsh; Writers’ Trust Notable Author Award winner Michael Winter and this year’s nominees for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

 Visit litontour.com for a full list of participants, events and biographies.

Tickets can be purchased now through the box offices listed in the schedule of events below, online at litontour.com or through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000.

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About IFOA

Each October, the IFOA presents a wide range of readings, round table discussions, onstage interviews, book signings and a number of special events featuring the world’s most exciting authors of contemporary literature. This year’s 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors takes place October 23–November 2, 2014. IFOA also includes the touring programme IFOA Ontario, which stops in locations throughout the province. Tickets for both IFOA and IFOA Ontario are now on sale, except where noted. Visit ifoa.org for more information.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Meghan Gribben: mgribben@ifoa.org; 416-973-4395

Maeve O’Regan: moregan@ifoa.org; 416-973-5836

IFOA ONTARIO SCHEDULE

IFOA WINDSOR

In partnership with BookFest Windsor

Saturday, October 25, 1pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Louise Welsh

The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West
Box Office: www.bookfestwindsor.com or info@bookfestwindsor.com
$20 for day pass/$5 for students

IFOA BRANTFORD

In partnership with Planet IndigenUS and Woodland Cultural Centre

Thursday, October 30, 7pm

READING/RECEPTION: Tony Birch, Thomas King, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven

Woodland Cultural Centre, Museum Building, 184 Mohawk Street

Box Office: Woodland Cultural Centre, 519-759-2650

FREE

 IFOA BURLINGTON

In partnership with A Different Drummer Books, the Art Gallery of Burlington and The Writers’ Trust of Canada

Tuesday, October 28, 7pm

READING: Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists

Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road

Box Office: A Different Drummer Books, 905-639-0925 or diffdrum@mac.com
$10

IFOA BURLINGTON/HAMILTON

In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller and A Different Drummer Books

Thursday, October 30, 7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Ann-Marie MacDonald

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West

Box Office: Bryan Prince Bookseller, 905-528-4508, and A Different Drummer Books, 905-639-0925
$15

 IFOA CREEMORE

In partnership with Curiosity House Books & Gallery

Friday, October 24, 7pm

READING: John Boyne, Nick Cutter, Lois Leveen

Station on the Green, 10 Caroline Street East

Box Office: Curiosity House Books, 705-466-3400, or info@curiosityhousebooks.com
$15

 IFOA HAMILTON

In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller

Thursday, October 23, 7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Roch Carrier

Hillfield Strathallan College – Auditorium, 299 Fennell Avenue West

Box Office: Bryan Prince Bookseller, 905-528-4508
$15

 

IFOA KITCHENER

In partnership with Kitchener Public Library

Thursday, October 30, 7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Emma Donoghue

Kitchener Public Library – Central Library, 85 Queen Street North

Box Office: Please register using the online calendar, available at www.kpl.org.

For more information call 519-743-0271 ext. 255.

This is a free event, first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30pm.

IFOA MIDLAND

In partnership with Midland Public Library and the Midland Cultural Centre, hosted by CBC Books

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30pm

READING: Elyse Friedman, Kate Pullinger, Kim Thúy

Midland Public Library, 320 King Street
Box Office: Midland Public Library, 705-526-4216
$15. Doors open at 7pm.

IFOA PARRY SOUND

In partnership with Parry Sound Books

Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm

READING: Michael Crummey, Nick Cutter, Catherine Graham, Helen Humphreys

The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay Street

Box Office: Parry Sound Books, 705-746-7625, or The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 705-746-4466 or 1-877-746-4466

$15

IFOA PORT HOPE

In partnership with Port Hope Public Library and Furby House Books

Wednesday, October 29, 7pm

READING/INTERVIEW: Sarah Waters

Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street

Box Office: Port Hope Public Library, 905-885-4712, www.phpl.ca, and Furby House Books, 905-885 -7296

$15

 

IFOA THUNDER BAY

In partnership with Thunder Bay Public Library, Lakehead University, Northern Women’s Bookstore, Thunder Bay Art Gallery and CBC Radio

Thursday, November 6, 7pm

READING: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Alison Pick, Michael Winter

Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1080 Keewatin Street

Box Office: Waverley Resource Library, 807-684-6814
$10

IFOA WOODSTOCK

In partnership with Woodstock Public Library

Wednesday, October 22, 7pm

READING: Helen Humphreys, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Lois Leveen

Knox Presbyterian Church, 59 Riddell Street
Box Office: Woodstock Public Library, 519-539-4801
$15

Meghan Gribben
Communications and Marketing Assistant | IFOA
235 Queens Quay West | Toronto, ON | M5J 2G8
mgribben@ifoa.org | 416.973.4395

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