International Festival of Authors’ Lit On Tour Returns to Communities across Ontario This Fall

For the eleventh year, Lit On Tour, an initiative of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA), partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and community organizations across the province to present the world’s best writers of contemporary literature. Events include readings, interviews, round table discussions and public book signings.

Lit On Tour will travel to nineteen locations: Owen Sound (October 3), Aurora (October 11), Orillia (October 14), Etobicoke (October 17), Midland (October 19), Woodstock (October 19), Burlington (October 20),  Windsor (October 21), Stratford (October 22), Scarborough (October 25), Parry Sound (October 26), Markham (October 27), Bayfield (October 28), Thunder Bay (October 30), St. Catharines (November 3), London (November 8), Keswick (November 9), Sutton (November 9) and Peterborough (November 23).



Chantel Acevedo, Ted Barris, Gary Barwin, Gwen Benaway, Mark Billingham, Liona Boyd, Hugh Brewster, Steve Burrows, Janie Chang, Catherine Chidgey, Devon Code, Kia Corthron, Michael DeForge, B. Denham Jolly, Farzana Doctor, Roddy Doyle, Terry Fallis, Shawn Hitchins, Helen Humphreys, Francis Itani, Rachel Manley, Bianca Marais, Siân Northey, Grace O’Connell, Jean E. Pendizwol, Sylvain Prudhomme, Peter Robinson, Diane Schoemperlen, Vivek Shraya, Kean Soo and Kathleen Winter will be touring Ontario to talk about their latest works and literary careers.

Lit On Tour has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Lit On Tour has also been made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council‘s Touring Projects Program and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

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