Thank You

Thank you to our authors, sponsors, volunteers, IFOA Committee, IFOA team, Board of Directors and attendees for making IFOA 2013 such a success. We had a wonderful time and we hope you did too.

Take a look at our gallery:

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Author Janie Chang’s review of IFOA Markham 2013:

“IFOA Markham: A wonderful event held at the fabulous Cornell Community Centre and Library, all beautifully orchestrated by the Markham Arts Council. I was on a panel with Dame Margaret, Lauren B. Davis, and Nicole Lundrigan (a resident of Markham, so she didn’t have to ride in the van), moderated by Lewis DeSoto. Each author was provided with a young assistant: to carry our bags, bring us water, lead us back to the green room, etc. I wanted to bring my assistant home, but his mother probably would’ve objected. There was pre-panel food and drinks, a reception where we got to chat with some of the attendees and Michael Chan, Member of Provincial Parliament  (Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport); Markham’s mayor Frank Scarpitti arrived later and stayed for the entire reading. We really appreciated that.”

Her blog:

 Click on the links below for reviews of IFOA Markham 2013:

Markham Today 

Downtown Markham

Markham Review 


We Love Book Clubs!

DSC04909We love our book clubs!  We want to support reading, literacy and literature in Markham, and we believe that book clubs are a wonderful way to engage with books and create communities of reading.

If you are interested in buying tickets to IFOA Markham 2013 and belong to a book club, we are offering a special rate.

Purchase 10 tickets through your book club and each ticket will receive $5.00 off reception tickets ($50.00 without discount). This ticket includes delicious food, readings, book signings and a curated literary art exhibit.

Also, if your book club happens to be reading IFOA Markham Author Janie Chang’s Three Souls, click here for some engaging, fascinating questions to discuss at your next book club meeting.

Is your book club interested  in buying tickets?  Contact us!

Fall into Reading

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 10.27.56 PMFall is an exciting time for us- we put away shorts and pull out the sweaters, sip on hot coffee instead of lemonade, enjoy the changing colours of leaves instead of the scent of blossoming flowers.

For us, it also means that IFOA is around the corner, and that we have to catch up on our reading! We are thrilled to have an incredible lineup of authors for the third annual International Festival of Authors Markham.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating all things literary this fall.