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2 pm

5 Dec 2021

Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7, Canada

Jólabókaflóð

Jólabókaflóð

Join two Canadian and two Icelandic writers as they discuss the custom of Jólabókaflóð (Christmas book avalanche) and if there is a similar tradition in Canada.

Jólabókaflóð

Taste of Iceland Toronto: Jólabókaflóð

For your chance to spin the Wheel of Prizes, please arrive at 1:30 pm—half an hour before the event starts to participate. For more updates, please join the Taste of Iceland Facebook event!

Roland Gulliver

Roland Gulliver, director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, welcomes literary enthusiasts to Fleck Dance Theatre for an engaging discussion about the beloved Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð, also known as the "Christmas book avalanche."

During the round table, Icelandic Writer and Poet Thora Hjörleifsdóttir, Icelandic Writer Einar Kárason, Canadian author of The Bjorkan Sagas, Harold R. Johnson, and internationally bestselling Canadian Novelist Shari Lapena discuss the Jólabókaflóð custom and parallels to Canadian culture. In line with Jólabókaflóð traditions, Inspired by Iceland: North America is gifting a wrapped book to each attendee after the event for guests to open with their families during the upcoming holiday celebrations.

Harold R. Johnson

In line with Jólabókaflóð traditions, Inspired by Iceland: North America is gifting a wrapped book to each attendee after the event for guests to open with their families during the upcoming holiday celebrations. The pre-registration form for the event is below.

Icelandair’s Wheel of Prizes will take place during the event, where lucky participants can spin the wheel for a chance to win a trip to Iceland. Even if the winner doesn't win a trip to Iceland, there are plenty more prizes from all the other members of Inspired by Iceland: North America.

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 regulations, pre-registration for all events is mandatory. Pre-registration does not guarantee entry, and all events are first-come, first-served.

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