Allo, allo! I’ll be hopping on the Yonge subway line several times in October to read and sit on a panel at the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in Toronto. Oh, won’t you pull out your Metropass and join us?

Peep Night — IFOA
Friday, October 23, 2009
Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West

The internet is a non-stop broadcast, and the star of the show is YOU.

Toronto writer, culture commentator, editor and self-styled pontificator on Peep Culture Hal Niedzviecki explores this recent phenomenon in his book The Peep Diaries: How we’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and our Neighbors.

Join Niedzviecki as he plays ringmaster at the IFOA Peep Show! Part of the IFOA XXX celebration, The Peep Show looks at the past, present and future of the Festival and engages its audience (that’s YOU) in a live, interactive online event. Dani Couture, Jennifer Cowan and Lauren Kirshner join Niedzviecki onstage to talk “Peep”. Further authors from IFOA past join the event via the magic of the world-wide-web.

Reading: Michael Connelly, Dani Couture, William Deverell, Denise Mina
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West

A hair-raising evening of crime fiction and poetry, with readings by Michael Connelly, Dani Couture, William Deverell and Denise Mina. Internationally bestselling crime author Ian Rankin hosts

Non-Fiction Night: Tim Cook, Dani Couture, Lorna Crozier, Graeme Gibson
Friday, October 30, 2009
Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West

An evening of readings from this year’s Charles Taylor Prize-winner Tim Cook, poet Dani Couture, poet and now memoirist Lorna Crozier, and the man who brought us the internationally bestselling Bedside Book of Birds , Graeme Gibson. John van Driel hosts.

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