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Celebrate Literature at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair

Authors Margaret Atwood and Jeff Kinney are just two of many writers who will be at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair.

Authors Margaret Atwood and Jeff Kinney are just two of many writers who will be at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair.

NOVEMBER 13 TO 16  In our ever-evolving technological world, how we view the written word is changing, whether it’s ebooks or digital editions of magazines—but reading remains an important part of our culture. Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair brings various aspects of the literary landscape together for three days with more than 400 Canadian and international authors for readings, book signings, workshops and a marketplace. Catch First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers such as James Bartleman, Lisa Bird-Wilson and Edmund Metatawabin as part of a spotlight on Indigenous writers, as well as the likes of Joy McCarthy (Joyous Health) at the Piller’s Culinary Zone, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), comedian Jeff Gaffigan (Food: A Love Story) and best-selling authors  like Anne Rice and Kathy Reichs on the main stage. Can Lit icon Margaret Atwood makes an appearance, as does interior design guru Sarah Richardson. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., general admission $15, seniors and youth (ages 13 to 19) $10; call 647-775-8181 or visit torontobookfair.ca for a complete schedule. — Linda Luong

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