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Toronto Festival of Literature and the Arts 2015

May 15-17 2015

3 days of readings, seminars, music and dance

Celebrate World Literature as nowhere else!

Canada India Ghana Sri Lanka Pakistan Trinidad Tanzania Philippines

Books Readings Debates!
Music!
Film!
Dance!
 

More than 25 writers and musicians will be present. New features include an East Asian Panel and a writing workshop. We will acknowledge the passing of Chinua Achebe, U R Ananthamurthy, and Victor Ramraj.

Admission is free except for the Saturday night event. It is advisable but not essential to pre-register.

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International Authors
Anar (Sri Lanka) • Walter Bgoya (Tanzania) • Ranjit Hoskote (India) • Dannabang Kuwabong (Puerto Rico/Ghana) • Perumal Murugan (India) • Harish Narang (India) • Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad/USA) • (Pakistan) • Jose Dalisay (Philippines)

Canadian Authors
Shauna Singh Baldwin (Milwaukee) • Cheran (Windsor) • Safia Fazlul (Toronto)  • Tasneem Jamal (Kitchener) • Anand Mahadevan (Toronto) • Kagiso Molope • Evelyn Mukwedeya (Toronto) • Tololwa Molel (Edmonton) • Dawn Promislow (Toronto) • Asma Sayyad (Edmonton) • Jasmine Sawant (Mississauga) • Shailja Saxena (Toronto) • Olive Senior (Toronto) • Charles Smith (Toronto) • Diana Tso (Toronto) • Madeleine Thien (Vancouver) • Terry Watada (Toronto)

Dance Performance
by
InDance with Harikrishnan

(specially choreographed for FSALA15)

plus

Three World Authors:

Tololwa Molel (Canada)
• Jose Dalisay (Philippines)

• Anar (Sri Lanka)

Saturday May 16 at Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC

 7:00-10:00 PM
Tickets $30

Tickets may be purchased here:

Eventbrite - Three World Writers plus Kiran Ahluwalia in Concert


Or here:

 



Or Call: (416)-483-7191 (10:00-4:00)
christa@fsalatoronto.com

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Full Program
(subject to change)

Map of Area

Friday May 15

Morning

School visits by selected authors

 Afternoon

3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Combination Room, Trinity College
Enter through 6 Hoskin Ave

"Writing Across Regions: In Search for an Audience"

Walter Bgoya, Jose Dalisay, Ranjit Hoskote, Asma Sayyad
Moderator: Dannabang Kuwabong

4:45  – 6:15 p.m.
Combination Room, Trinity College
Enter through 6 Hoskin Ave

 "NewTheatre in Canada"

Jasmine Sawant (Sawitri Theatre Group), Diana Tso, Rahul Verma (Teesri Duniya Theatre), eyc.

 Moderator: Shailja Saxena,

Evening

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto

Introduction and Welcome
Keynote Address: 
FSALA Lifetime Achievement Award:
Remembering Chinua Achebe, U R Ananthamurthy, Vikram Ramraj

Readings: Shauna Singh Baldwin, Kagiso Molope, Madeleine Thien
Musical recital:

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Saturday May 15

Munk School of Global Affairs,
Campbell Conference Facility, University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Place

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Munk Centre Room 108 

"Growing Diversity, Emerging Media:
The Future of Canadian Literature"

Charles Smith, Tasneem Jamal, Sang Kim, Dawn Promislow, Safia Fazlul

Moderator: Anand Mahadevan

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Campbell Room

"The World, and English: The Challenges of Writing and Publishing in Another Language"
 

Cheran
(Tamil), Walter Bgoya (Swahili), Tahir Gora (Urdu), Harish Narang (Hindi), Jose Dalisay (Tagalog)

Moderator: Arun Prabha Mukherjee

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Writers' Workshop, led by Olive Senior
Registration to be announced

1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Munk Centre Room 108

PUBLIC READING

Ranjit Hoskote, Olive Senior, Elizabeth Nunez
Moderator: 

3:10 – 4:20 p.m.
Campbell Room

"Thinking Locally, Writing Globally"

Dannabang Kuwabong, Perumal Murugan
Moderator: Walter Bgoya

 

3:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Munk Centre Room 108

"East Asian Panel"

Denise Chong, C Fong Hsiung, Kim Sang, Diana Tso, Terry Watada, Paul Yee, 
Moderator: Madeleine Thien

 

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave

PUBLIC READING
Tololwa Molel, Anar, Jose Dalisay

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Intermission
Dance Performance by InDance  

Eventbrite - Three World Writers plus Kiran Ahluwalia in Concert


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Sunday May 16

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Campbell Room, Campbell Conference Facility

Film (TBA)

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.
Musical Recital

Carnatic Vocal Recital by Kamini Dandapani

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Campbell Room, Campbell Conference Facility

"South Asia in Canada"
A session with Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu writers
 

Moderator:

 

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Please Donate!
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We need ushers, attendants at tables, and drivers.
Be a host and get to know a writer!

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