Harbourfront, After The Storm

“The International Festival of Authors will be launched tonight in Toronto with a lavish party at Harbourfront Centre’s Premiere Dance Theatre, proof positive that it has survived the summer cataclysm of founder Greg Gatenby’s ouster. His successor, long-time festival manager Geoffrey Taylor, has cobbled together a 2003 festival that, like some literary fable, contains elements programmed by Gatenby and others by Taylor, with nobody able to tell which is which. That’s because neither party feels free to speak.”