International Festival of Authors

Celebrating its 34th year, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world's best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, round table discussions and special events in honour of the written word. This year's Festival takes place October 24 to November 3, 2013.

Many CBC personalities will be hosting, moderating and interviewing at Festival events on October 26. Gill Deacon, Garvia Bailey, Brent Bambury, David Common, Patty Sullivan and Eleanor Wachtel take to the stage to help present some of the world's best authors.
CBC@IFOA features:

Hosted by Here's and Now's Gillian Deacon, The English-language winner of this year's CBC Poetry Prize will read alongside poets Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair and Peter Norman. Both the English-language and French-language Poetry Prize winners will be presented with their awards by the CBC's Shelagh Rogers and Kevin Sweet.
Plus, hear an exciting interview with popular children's and young adult author Gordon Korman,a stimulating round table with Brave New Word authors Shani Boianjiu, Sahar Delijani, Anthony Marra and Abdellah Taïa, who will discuss their experiences writing about war in Israel, Iran, Chechnya and Morocco, Bosnian-American fiction writer Aleksandar Hemon will sit down for a one-on-one interview about his fascinating body of work, and graphic novelists Peter Bagge and Seth will discuss their most recent books.

What: CBC Day at IFOA
Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013

For more information and tickets, please visit the official website.

And - CBC Books Trivia Night is back! We're pleased to partner with the International Festival of Authors to bring you our third evening of literary trivia, hosted by CBC's Garvia Bailey!

When: Saturday, October 26, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Where: The Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)

Teams can register by emailing Please put "CBC@IFOA Trivia Night" in the subject line. Teams will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams must consist of four people, and a maximum of 18 teams can take part.

Drinks will be available to purchase at the bar.

Each team will be paired with an IFOA author upon arrival. There are great prizes -- and bragging rights -- to be won. We hope you can join us!

Don't forget to check out all the great CBC@IFOA programming! There's even a special CBC@IFOA Day Pass. You can find all the details about tickets and events here.


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