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The ReWrite

Welcome to The ReWrite podcast from the Toronto International Festival of Authors. As the world continues to shift and adapt from the effects of COVID-19, we are back to revisit our thoughts about the pandemic and see how the expectations of authors, literary award organizers, booksellers and publishing professionals at the beginning of the pandemic, played out during the course of a very uncertain year. Tune in to hear a wide range of conversations exploring the power of community, taking risks and finding new ways of celebrating books.

Jul 29, 2021

From cancelled contracts to publishing a book during a lockdown, the pandemic has been challenging in different ways for writers. In this episode, we spoke with Canadian writers Omar Mouallem and Bridget Canning about their experiences during a year of isolation, virtual events and finding new ways to connect through...


Jul 22, 2021

Hear from staff at the Toronto International Festival of Authors about their experiences in 2020 and the process of planning a digital programme with over 200 events. In the first episode of the new season, our host Stephanie Fraser sat down with Roland Gulliver and Jamaal Azeez to get a behind-the-scenes look at the...


Aug 26, 2020

Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Roland Gulliver, talks about how the organization has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, what his goals are for the upcoming 41st edition of the festival this fall, and more.

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer.


Aug 19, 2020

The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD)’s Founder and Artistic Director, Jael Richardson, and Communications and Development Coordinator, Amanda Leduc, discuss the experience  of turning their physical festival into a digital one, what they learned about themselves during the process, and much more.

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Aug 12, 2020

Alex Snider of Toronto’s Queen Books talks about the experience of opening an online book shop, being able to reach beyond the shop’s local Leslieville neighbourhood, and more.

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer.