International Festival of Authors Preview - Part 1
Alright bibliophiles, if you haven't bought tickets for any readings for the upcoming International Festival of Authors I can only assume it's because the choices are so fantastic you are overwhelmed and stymied.
Well, the event starts in less than a week, so let me help you out. I'll let you know who of our local auteurs are appearing at the fest, and give my own personal 'best of' picks.
If that isn't enough, you can check out the snazzy new IFOA blog and read all about it.
Also, several of ours will be appearing at the opening night shindig, Celebrating 100 Years with McClelland and Stewart (recently bought by Random House, by the way), Wednesday Oct 18 at 8p. Including Dave Bidini, Karen Kain, Mark Kingwell, Anne Michaels, and Rohinton Mistry.
More partying (for a good cause) Wayson Choy and M.G. Vassanji (among scads of other important folk) will be at the PEN Canada benefit on the 20th, 8p.
Don't be fooled by the garret-ensconsced stereotype - lit types know how to do it up.
(upcoming - part 2 - my picks)