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Book Summit 20 Cancelled

In light of the evolving COVID-19 health crisis, we have decided to cancel our annual Book Summit conference, which was to be held in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors on June 18, 2020 in Toronto. The executive of the Book and Periodical Council has not made this decision lightly, but the health and safety of our Book Summit delegates, speakers, sponsors and team is our number one priority. We will post updates here about future plans once the crisis has subsided.

In the meantime, be safe and strong all!


Presented by the Book and Periodical Council in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.


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Book Summit 20 would like to acknowledge the sacred land on which it takes place. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to gather in this community, on this territory.