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Anne Michaels: Celebrating Toronto’s Literary History

Harbourfront Centre Centre Concert Stage 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario

A musical exploration of art and storytelling inspired by the city awaits with award-winning novelist and Toronto’s former Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. Relive Toronto’s literary history through the iconic poets and songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s. This special musical event is hosted by Toronto’s fifth Poet Laureate, the internationally acclaimed …


Matthew James Weigel: Designing Books & Exploring Artists’ Books Workshop

Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario

Join Dene and Métis poet and artist Matthew James Weigel for a unique workshop on designing books and artists’ books. Sharing the process and choices explored while designing books, Weigel will walk you through everything you need to know about this creative art form. Once he shows you the basics, it will …


Freedom to Write and to Read: Standing with Salman Rushdie

Harbourfront Centre Theatre 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario

In this very special event we stand in solidarity with Salman Rushdie to celebrate his remarkable literary achievements and courage; we mark the fundamental importance of freedom of expression for writers everywhere in the world. Presented by PEN Canada, Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto International Festival of Authors and Writers …


The Re-Read: A.F. Moritz on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario

Join us as we explore the influential books and writers who defined genres and captivated readers for decades. Each session of The Re-Read features a contemporary writer discussing a favourite book or author, to offer their insight as an author and share their joy as a reader. In this session, …

$12 – $17

Nomenclature: Dionne Brand

Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario

Audience favourite Dionne Brand, award-winning Canadian author and Toronto’s 3rd Poet Laureate, presents her latest book, Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems. Comprised of intense new work and eight prior volumes – originally published between 1982 and 2010 – the collection captures the intimacies and disillusionments of wars and revolutions so profoundly that …