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BookFest / Festival du Livre 2021

Our 20th Anniversary edition! With safety protocols in place, we plan to hold all of our events online this year.

Bookfest Authors 2021


  • Aladejebi, Funké

    A scholar of the twentieth century with a specialization in Black Canadian history. Her research and teaching interests…

  • Baird, Natalie

    Natalie Baird is a visual artist, filmmaker, and community-based researcher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Natalie completed a bachelor…

  • Barwin, Gary

    A writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist and the author of twenty-three books of poetry, fiction and books for…

  • Bennett, Roxanna

    The disabled poem-making entity known as Roxanna Bennett gratefully resides on aboriginal land. They are the author of The…

  • bissett, bill

    originalee from lunaria still hopeing 2 undrstand erthling wayze love sound n vizual poetree n all approaches 2…

  • Christakos, Margaret

    Margaret Christakos is a widely published award-winning poet, fiction author, critic, and creative writing instructor. Her work has…

  • Di Cintio, Marcello

    Marcello Di Cintio is the author of five books. Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa won the Henry Kriesel Award for…

  • Donaldson, Jesse

    Jesse Donaldson is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in VICE, The Tyee, The Calgary Herald,…

  • Dyck, Erika

    A Professor and a Canada Research Chair in the History of Health & Social Justice at the University…

  • Fogarty, Catherine

    Catherine Fogarty is a storyteller. She is the founder and president of Big Coat Media, with offices in Toronto,…

  • Frechette, Biz

    Écrivain et rappeur, Biz est membre du groupe Loco Locass. Le trio a fait paraître quatre albums [Manifestif…

  • Gervais, Marty

    Canadian poet, photographer, journalist, and teacher. Gervais has also published plays, children’s books, non-fiction, and a book of…

  • Ghadery, Hollay

    Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and reviews have been published in various…

  • Gordon, Ariel

    A Winnipeg-based author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry….

  • Grisenthwaite, G. A.

    G. A. Grisenthwaite is Nłeʔkepmx, member of the Lytton First Nation. His stories and poems have appeared in The…

  • Halfe, Louise Bernice

    Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School….

  • Howard, Liz

    Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the…

  • Jacobs, Dale

    Dale Jacobs is the author of Graphic Encounters: Comics and the Sponsorship of Multimodal Literacy (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). He is the…

  • Jacobs, Heidi LM

    Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear (NeWest Press, 2019) won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2020. She…

  • Laforme, Chief R. Stacey

    R. Stacey Laforme is the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN). Born and raised…

  • Laframboise, Michèle

    Michèle Laframboise saupoudre des grains de café sur ses plantes, court de longues distances en plus d’écrire à…

  • Lau, Grace

    Grace Lau is a Hong-Kong-born, Chinese Canadian writer raised in Vancouver and currently living in Toronto. She enjoys…

  • Moore, Nathaniel G.

    Nathaniel G. Moore was born in Toronto in 1974. He has lived and worked as a writer and…

  • Oloruntoba, Tolu

    Tolu Oloruntoba is the author of the Anstruther Press chapbook Manubrium. His poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Columbia Journal, Entropy,…

  • Osson, Gabriel

    Gabriel Osson est poète, romancier et artiste-peintre. Né à Port-au-Prince (Haïti), il vit à Toronto. Retraité du ministère…

  • Oukerfellah, Naïma

    Naïma Oukerfellah est auteure de littérature pour enfants. ‘’L’enfance de Naïma, native d’Algérie, a été bercée par les…

  • Richardson, Jael

    Jael Richardson is the executive director of the FOLD literary festival, the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q…

  • Riley, Rochelle

    Rochelle Riley ended a nearly 20-year career as an award-winning Detroit columnist in 2019 to become the City…

  • Shields, Vanessa

    Vanessa Shields is the owner of Gertrude’s Writing Room—A Gathering Place for Writers. She is the author of Laughing…

  • Sookfong Lee, Jen

    Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in…

  • Thompson, Cheryl

    An Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She is author of Beauty in a…

  • Toffan, Will

    A retired history teacher and veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, William Toffan lives in Windsor, Ontario, with his…

  • Walschots, Natalie Zina

    A writer and game designer whose work includes LARP scripts, heavy metal music journalism, video game lore, and…

  • Watada, Terry

    Terry Watada is the author of two previous novels, The Three Pleasures and The Blood of Foxes, a collection of short…

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