Redefining Literary Spaces and Places

Redefining Literary Spaces and Places:
An Exhibition in conjunction with IFOA Markham 2013
Curated by Samantha Rodin
The human relationship to literature has dramatically changed through the industrial and technological revolutions. How people access recorded knowledge has transformed from a place-based experience to a more ephemeral occurrence. Libraries have been forced to adapt from an information warehouse to a diverse community space as eBooks mobilize literature and make it available virtually anywhere.
This exhibition explores a reaction to the simultaneous progression and regression of peoples’ relationship with both physical and conceptual literary experiences. Guy Laramée articulates that his work “… originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation.” In Libraria, Elaine Chan-Dow poses the question “what do you think would happen if libraries no longer existed?”

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Exhibiting Artists:
Guy Laramée | Elaine Chan-Dow | Rachel Loscher | Samantha Rodin
The IFOA Markham Art Exhibition gratefully acknowledges the support of the Markham Arts Council, the City of Markham, Cornell Community Centre & Library, the Varley Art Gallery and Jayne H. Baum Gallery.

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.