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October 2021

À la croisée des chemins racontés

October 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom

Biz Frechette, Cadillac Naïma Oukerfellah, Ici, c’est différent de là-bas Gabriel Osson, D’ici et d’ailleurs- Poèmes (Terre d’Accueil, octobre 2021)…


Friday Night Fiction

October 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Jael Richardson, T-Dot Griots: An Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers. Gutter Child (HarperCollins Canada) Natalie Zina Walschots, Hench (William Morrow/HarperCollins Canada,…


Words and Illustrations

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Franco Cortese, Lip (Penteract Press) bill bissett, illustrator of Lip (Penteract Press) Ariel Gordon, TreeTalk, illustrated by Natalie…


Candid Conversations

October 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Marcello Di Cintio, Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers, Hollay Ghadery,  Fuse (Guernica Editions.) Nathaniel G. Moore, Honorarium (Palimpsest…


Portraits in Poetry

October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Vanessa Shields, Thimbles (Palimpsest Press.) Marty Gervais, A New Dress Every Day: Poems in My Mother’s Voice and Nothing More Perfect (both…


Black History Celebration

October 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Unfortunately, Rochelle Riley is unable to attend any longer, but you can still enjoy her work by following…


Spotlight on Indigenous Authors – BF / FdL Headliner

October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, we'll be hearing the stories of these great authors. Moderated by…


Tailgate Party

October 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Dale and Heidi Jacobs, 100 Miles of Baseball: Fifty Games, One Summer (Biblioasis.) And the musical talents of Ron…


Poetry Café

October 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Jen Sookfong Lee, The Shadow List (Wolsak & Wynn.) Margaret Christakos, Dear Birch, published by Palimpsest Press in 2021. Tolu…


February 2022

Black Women of Forward Action present: Habiba Cooper Diallo

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BWFA presents Habiba Cooper Diallo, #BlackinSchool. On Saturday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m., Black Women of Forward Action…