IFoA Friday

IFoA Friday

The final weekend of the International Festival of Authors is upon us. Tonight in the Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.), CBC Radio Garvia Bailey hosts a group reading with Dinaw Mengestu, Ali Smith, Jane Urquhart, and Kathleen Winter, while over at the Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.) Lynda Barry, Nadine Bismuth, Dany Laferrière, and Yann Martel read from their latest works (hosted by yours truly). At the Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.) Ken Finkleman, Sophie Hannah, Alexander MacLeod, and Priscila Uppal read from their latest books, with Mark Medley hosting, and the Lakeside Terrace (235 Queens Quay West, 8 p.m.) is the site of an evening of literary non-fiction. Ian Brown, the 2010 winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, will join fellow non-fiction authors Charles Foran, Charlotte Gray, and Meaghan Strimas, with Larry Gaudet hosting.