The All Lit Up Inspire! alt-Preview! (aka: Life off the Main Stage)
November 13, 2014
If you’re at all familiar with All Lit Up, you know that we tend toward the quirky, the new, the different. Our unique Inspire! preview gives you the lowdown of not-to-miss sessions with some of our fantastic authors and publishers for almost every kind of reader: nine things and 19 events to be “Inspire!d” about, away from the Main Stage.
Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair starts tomorrow. Whether you’re looking to get in the spirit of the festival from afar, or simply know where to gather books for author signings: we’ve got you covered! With seven stages, nearly 200 booths and 300 authors, Inspire! is truly a fair of all things literary in Canada.
Now, if you’re at all familiar with All Lit Up, you know that we tend toward the quirky, the new, the different. Our unique Inspire! preview gives you the lowdown of not-to-miss sessions with some of our fantastic authors and publishers for almost every kind of reader: nine things and 19 events to be “Inspire!d” about, away from the Main Stage.
Inspire!d by: Indigenous Lit
From the Inspire! schedule: “The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literary Circle will spotlight the diversity and creativity of Indigenous writers, storytellers and performers from across the country.” Plenty of All Lit Up authors will be representing; sharing Indigenous poetry, fiction, and YA novels.
First Nations, Métis & Inuit Literary Circle
Friday, November 14–Sunday, November 16 | 10:00am-6:00pm
Inspire! will fête several publishing houses at this year’s event, but we find it prudent to highlight Biblioasis, who are celebrating ten years of publishing cutting-edge books in their equally cutting-edge storefront (featuring signage by
Seth!) in Windsor, Ontario.
A Decade in Independent Publishing: Biblioasis Celebrates Ten Years
Discovery Stage | Friday, November 14 | 10:00am–11:00am
Globe & Mail Books Editor Mark Medley in conversation with
Biblioasis publisher Dan Wells, editor
John Metcalf, and Biblioasis authors:
Canada is a nation of different voices, and all with great literature on offer. The following sessions highlight Québecois authors, stories from around the world, and a chat with the translators of Ontario’s Guernica Editions.
Quebeçois Literary Showcase
Discovery Stage | Friday, November 14 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
After looking backwards and forwards, it might be refreshing to check in with the here-and-now. The following sessions feature the works of Canadian political cartoonist Aislin, and a conversation about bullying with author Deborah Ellis.
The World We Live In
Spark Stage | Friday, November 14 | 11:00am-12:30pm
With Terry Mosher (also known as
Aislin), political cartoonist.
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Presents: Read to Remember
TD Children’s Stage | Friday, November 14 | 5:00pm-6:00pm
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