Friday, October 16, 2009

International Festival of Authors: Oct. 21-31, 2009

(Image courtesy Authors at Harbourfront Centre from their Flickr stream)

Next week kicks off the 30th Anniversary of the International Festival of Authors. The festival runs from October 21 to 31 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, and this year's theme is "Writing Scotland." Famous Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in 1759, so 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. Click here for a list of Scotland-related readings and events!

Here are some highlights for kidlit fans:

Saturday, October 24

Tuesday, October 27

Thursday, October 29

Friday, October 30

You can see a PDF of the complete schedule here and purchase tickets here. If you're on Twitter, you can follow @IFOA for extra news, updates, and more.

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