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International Festival Of Authors at The EX! Writing Pop Culture panel

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 4.16.47 PMThursday, August 21, 2014 – 5:30 PM
Author appearance, Round table, Special Event: IFOA

Exhibition Place – Direct Energy Centre

210 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto M6K 3C3

IFOA returns to the CNE for an exciting panel with authors Crissy CalhounRichard CrouseAdam Nayman and Richard Rosenbaum, who will take the stage to discuss their pop culture commentary.

For information about admission to the CNE, please click HERE.


  • Crissy Calhoun is the author of the Love You to Death series of Vampire Diaries companion guides and, under the pen name Liv Spencer, she’s co-authored books on topics like Pretty Little Liars and Taylor Swift. She lives in Toronto. Calhoun presents the fourth installment of her Vampire Diaries guides, Love You to Death: Season 4, which delves headlong into the twists and turns of each episode, exploring the layers of rich history, supernatural mythology, historical and pop culture references.

  • Richard Crouse is a regular film critic for CTV’s Canada AM. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history and writes two weekly columns forMetro newspaper. Crouse presents Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils, which examines Russell’s 1971 film about an oversexed priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns in 17th-century France. From the film’s inception through its headline-making production and controversial reception, Crouse explores what it is about Russell’s cult classic that makes it a cinematic treasure.

  • Adam Nayman is a film critic for The Globe and Mail, and a contributing editor to Cinema Scope. He is a lecturer at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and programs for the Toronto Jewish Film Society. He lives in Toronto. Nayman presents It Doesn’t Suck: Showgirls, which examines and encourages a shift in cultural perspective on the box-office bomb Showgirls.

  • Richard Rosenbaum is a fiction editor at Broken Pencil and a regular contributor to He has a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture, and lives in Toronto. Rosenbaum presents Raise Some Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which examines the origins, evolution and impact of the Ninja Turtles phenomenon.