The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) inspires and connects through the art of stories, offering book lovers a breadth of bold, ambitious and accessible literary experiences. As Canada’s largest literary festival, the charitable organization provides engaging opportunities to meet, hear and learn from the world’s best authors and artists across the range of literary genres, and to celebrate the power of stories. For over 40 years, TIFA has presented an annual 11-day festival, and also offers year-round events, activities and mini-festivals. Literary highlights on TIFA’s calendar include: Toronto Lit Up, a series of book launches celebrating new and emerging writers in the city and providing them with career-building opportunities. A new crime and mystery writing festival, launching in 2022. Touring programmes to bring literary events to book lovers across Ontario, and also to take Canada’s brightest literary talent into new markets of readers across the globe. In May, with the Ontario Library Association we present the Forest of Reading Festival, a three-day celebration welcoming over 10,000 children for readings, workshops, presentations and award ceremonies in both official languages. Every June TIFA partners with the Book and Periodical Council to host the annual Book Summit, a day-long industry event involving writers, publishers, librarians, educators, booksellers, literary agents, policy makers and publishing students. Climate for All: Disability Rights & the Environment Authors and experts in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. Tune in each day of the Festival to hear new speakers in critical conversation about the topics shaping today’s world. As activists and communities around the world work to address the climate crisis, its intersection with disability rights and policies is a vital consideration. This engaging conversation brings together published panelists Jen Deerinwater, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Syrus Marcus Ware and Petra Kuppers to discuss the overlap between climate activism and improving inequities in disability worldmaking.
DateThursday, October 21, 2021