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Discover whodunnit at the MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival The Toronto International Festival of Authors presents its first live and in- person events with this three- day festival devoted to crime and mystery. In- person events include interviews and readings with bestselling authors like Kathy Reichs, Ian Hamilton, Linwood Barclay and Thomas King, while Harlan Coben, Walter Mosley, Donna Leon and others take part in virtual events. In addition, there are panels, master classes and even an interactive theatrical event for young people in Brampton libraries. See related story, page 24. ° June 3- 5 at Harbourfront Centre ( 235 Queens Quay West) and other venues. festivalofauthors. ca Light up your life with Luminato The multidisciplinary Luminato Festival brings art of all kinds to the GTA streets, parks and even public transit. The fest includes the world premiere of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s In The Wake Of Progress, which chronicles the story of humanity’s impact on the planet on digital screens around Yonge- Dundas Square. Other highlights include Oluseye Ogunlesi’s Black Ark, an exploration of Canada’s role in the trans- Atlantic slave trade, and Dreamwalker Dance’s All In Good Time, an interactive experience you can enjoy in various parks. And if you’re commuting you can enjoy Art In Transit on the GO system, involving a fish ( Anand Rajaram), train conductors ( Susie Burpee, Alex Dallas), a musician ( Roula Said), choreographer ( Kevin A. Ormsby) and composer ( Aren Okemaysim). ° June 9 to 19 at various venues. luminatofestival. com Book yourself into Word on the Street Canada’s largest open- air book festival has changed its dates from September to June, providing the perfect timing to find a few beach and cottage reads. In addition to the lively marketplace – where you can peruse books, magazines, comics and more – you can also catch more than 100 authors on five stages reading from their work and participating in panels. This year’s starry lineup includes Heather O’neill, Jesse Wente, Maude Barlow, Brian Francis, Farzana Doctor, Shani Mootoo and Rollie Pemberton ( aka Cadence Weapon). And if you can’t make it in person, some events will be livestreamed on the fest’s Youtube channel. ° June 11- 12 at Queen’s Park. thewordonthestreet. ca