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TORONTO, October 18, 2013 — A new block of tickets to the sold-out PEN Canada Benefit with Stephen King and his son Owen King will be released today, Friday, October 18, at 1pm. These tickets are accessible by calling the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or by visiting

The event takes place on the opening night of the International Festival of Authors, Thursday, October 24, at 8pm in the Fleck Dance Theatre at 207 Queens Quay West. Tickets to the event are $100 with all proceeds going to PEN Canada.

Stephen King will present his new novel, Doctor Sleep, which returns to the characters and the territory of The Shining, including the now middle-aged Dan Torrance. Owen King will present his debut novel, Double Feature, which explores the creative life and the complicated relationship between a B-movie actor and his filmmaking son. New York Times-bestselling novelist Andrew Pyper will moderate their discussion.


About IFOA
Each October, the International Festival of Authors presents a wide range of readings, round table discussions, interviews, book signings and a number of special events featuring the most exciting authors in contemporary literature. The 34th annual IFOA takes place October 24 to November 3, 2013.

About PEN Canada
PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

Brenna Baggs:; 416-973-4395
Maeve O’Regan:; 416-973-5836

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