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Science Fiction Saturday with Marie Bilodeau, Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson

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When

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Where

Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W
Mississauga , ON
L5B 3Y3

Details

In honour of Mississauga resident Robert J. Sawyer's receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, the Mississauga Public Library is pleased to present a FREE one-day science-fiction festival.

Rob asked us to get his "dream team" to join him at this event, and we did. Speaking and reading will be:

Marie Bilodeau, Aurora Award-nominated author of Destiny's Blood
Tanya Huff, Aurora Award-winning author of The Silvered
Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids
Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of Spin

10:00 a.m.: Keynote address by Robert J. Sawyer on "The Canadian Science-Fiction Experience"

11:00 a.m.: "Differences Between Writing Science Fiction and Writing Fantasy" — Marie Bilodeau and Tanya Huff in conversation

Noon: Luncheon meet-and-greet

1:00 p.m.: Author Readings #1: Marie Bilodeau and Robert Charles Wilson

2:00 p.m.: "Science Fiction and the Science of the Mind" — Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson in conversation

3:00 p.m.: Author Readings #2: Tanya Huff and Robert J. Sawyer

4:00 p.m.: "The Future of Science Fiction Publishing" — Marie Bilodeau, Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson

Admission is FREE.
Please call 905-615-3200 x 3544 to register for this event.

Mirrors and Mirages by Monia Mazigh

When

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Where

Octopus Books (Under One Roof)
2nd floor, 251 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1X3

Details

In the spirit of Amy Tan’s international bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club, Mirrors and Mirages is an intricately woven, deftly told story that follows the lives of women and their daughters.

Hamilton Poetry Centre - Bruce Whiteman

When

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Where

Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 1L7

Details

Bruce Whiteman was born near Toronto in 1952 and was educated at the University of Toronto, Trent University, and UCLA. He has degrees in English literature, library science, and musicology, and until 2010 worked as a rare book specialist at McMaster University, McGill University, and UCLA.

He has published many books of poetry, including a long poem in several books entitled The Invisible World Is in Decline (1984, 1989, 2000, and 2006, with Book VII due out in the fall of 2014). He has also published widely as a book reviewer in both Canada and the United States.

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