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32nd annual International Festival Of Authors (IFOA) Welcome Party for participating authors, dignitaries and industry guests


What: IFOA hosts the annual Welcome Party on October 24, 2011 in celebration of local and international participants and to honour the 75th anniversary of the Governor Generalís Literary Awards. This party is followed by an event featuring readings by this yearís finalists for the Governor Generalís Literary Award for English Fiction.

Who: Authors, dignitaries and various industry guests will be in attendance, so this is an opportunity to connect with some of todayís top literary figures. Possible Welcome Party attendees include: 2011 Governor Generalís Literary Award shortlisters David Bezmozgis, Marina Endicott and Alexi Zentner, Giller Prize-winning authors Elizabeth Hay, Michael Ondaatje, Johanna Skibsrud, 2011 Harbourfront Festival Prize-winner Seth, Canadian literary icon Jane Urquhart, heavy-hitters Russell Banks, Anne Enright, Nancy Huston, the UKís Stephen Clarke, Joe Dunthorne, Helen Oyeyemi, musician turned novelist, Josh Ritter and many more!

When: TODAY! Monday, October 24, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Where: Enwave Theatre
Harbourfront Centre
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto,ON
(Same building as PowerPlant art gallery)

For more information about IFOA please visit readings.org.

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About IFOA:
For 12 days each October, the IFOA presents a wide range of readings, round table discussions, onstage interviews, book signings, and a number of special events featuring the most exciting authors in contemporary literature. Administered by Authors at Harbourfront Centre, this yearís 32nd annual IFOA takes place from October 19 to 30, 2011.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jennifer Asselin: jasselin@harbourfrontcentre.com; 416-973-4395
Althea Linton: alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com; 416-973-4428
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