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Canadian Library Month

October 1 - October 31

All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. Learn more here.

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Poetry on the Front Lines

October 22 - November 1

The Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) empowers the voices and illuminates the undiscovered strength in Toronto’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. The Toronto International Festival of Authors has worked with TWC and A.F. Moritz, Toronto’s sixth Poet Laureate, to create a special video installation at Union Station capturing the strength and depth of TWC’s latest anthologies: …

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Vancouver Writers Fest

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm

Introducing it as "A Year Like No Other", the Vancouver Writers Fest will be brought to readers on a variety of digital platforms. In addition to their flagship, week-long Festival, they will also welcome everyone to their Special Events series, occurring weekly from September to November. The physical stages may be replaced with Zoom screens …

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8:00 am

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Bringing a New World into Focus

October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas, returns for its 41st edition in a brand new virtual format that will be primarily free and accessible from around the world. The Festival has expanded its programming this year, introducing new events and initiatives including a weekend of …

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4:30 pm

Irresistible Revolution: A Conversation on Poetry and Community

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join a reading and conversation between Boston poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, and Boston’s inaugural youth poet laureate, Alondra Bobadilla, as they weigh in on the role of the modern poet in shaping their communities. Poets will read from their forthcoming manuscripts and discuss the relationship between craft and civic engagement. This conversation will be moderated …

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