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Jaipur Literature Festival to launch three-day fest in Toronto this September

Authors Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Shrabuni Basu in conversation at the Jaipur Literature Festival

The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival, will host its first Canadian event in Toronto this fall. JLF Toronto will host readings, discussions, outdoor performances, art installations, and culinary experiences alongside a street festival in the Distillery Historic District, Sept. 27–29.

Programming will merge the greats of the South Asian literary world with the CanLit community, according to a release. The Jaipur festival has welcomed Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Michael Ondaatje, and Rupi Kaur alongside international icons including Salman Rushdie, J.M. Coetzee, the Dali Lama, and Oprah Winfrey.

JLF has previously produced events in London, New York, Belfast, Boulder, Houston, and Adelaide. Details of the programming for the inaugural Toronto edition are to be announced in the coming weeks by the events’ producers, Teamwork Arts.