On July 1, 2018, the first day of summer, the Toronto Public Library is hosting the Toronto Book Festival, a three-day festival featuring more than 100 authors from across Canada and around the world.
For those of us who live in Toronto, the festival will feature the likes of David Drake, James Patterson, and Paul Cornell, among others.
The festival will also feature a series of books from Toronto-based author Daniel O’Brien, who is also the co-author of the acclaimed book A Year at the Zoo.
The Toronto Book Fest is a collaboration between the Toronto Library and the Toronto Creative Arts Centre, which provides the creative and technical support for the festival.
“This year we have a great team of people working with the library, and we’re excited to see them come together in such a way to support and nurture local writers and artists,” said Laura Kish, director of the Toronto library.
“These authors, artists, and librarians bring their own distinctive voice to the public library and are integral to the festival’s mission of making Toronto an innovative, vibrant, and exciting place to live, work, play, and explore.”
Each year, the library and the Creative Arts Center invite new authors to submit book submissions.
The next year, August 1, 2019, the books will be chosen by a panel of community and professional judges, who will pick the winners.
“Our aim is to make the Toronto public library a place where readers can discover and read all kinds of new and original content,” said Kish.
As a result, we are committed to building a new library on the site of our existing library.””
In order to do this, we need to continue to invest in libraries in Toronto.
As a result, we are committed to building a new library on the site of our existing library.”
The festival will run from June 15-20.
For more information, visit tpl.ca/tbff.