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IFOA Woodstock: Helen Humphreys, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Lois Leveen

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm


Knox Presbyterian Church
59 Riddell Street
Woodstock, ON
N4S 6M2


Authors Helen Humphreys, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Lois Leveen read from and discuss their latest novels at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock.

Helen Humphreys is the award-winning, bestselling author of four books of poetry, six novels and two work of creative non-fiction. She is the recipient of a City of Toronto Book Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. She was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence in 2009. Humphreys presents her haunting memoir, Nocturne, an intimate self-examination and exploration of her grief after the sudden death of her younger brother, Martin.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the story collection Way Up, which won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She is also an award-winning instructor with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, The Walrus, Numéro Cinq, Joyland and Storyville. Kuitenbrouwer presents All the Broken Things, a spellbinding novel of exceptional heart and imagination about the ties that bind us to each other.

Lois Leveen is a novelist, poet, educator and historian. Her work has appeared in numerous literary and scholarly journals, such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Bitch magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and on NPR. Leveen gives talks about writing and history at universities, museums and libraries around the United States. She presents Juliet’s Nurse, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet from the perspective of the nurse.

For tickets and more information, visit the Woodstock Public Library (519-539-4801).

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm


Hillfield Strathallan College - Auditorium
299 Fennell Ave. West
Hamilton, ON
L9C 1G3


Roch Carrier, one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and the author of the well-known classic The Hockey Sweater, discusses Montcalm and Wolfe, his new dual biography of the two generals and their famous battle on the Plains of Abraham.

Tickets are $15.

For tickets and more information, please visit Bryan Prince Bookseller (905-528-4508)

In partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller

IFOA: Creemore


Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm


Station on the Green
10 Caroline St. East
Creemore, ON
L0M 1G0


Authors John Boyne, Nick Cutter and Lois Leveen read from their latest works at Station on the Green in Creemore.

John Boyne is the author of nine novels for adults and four for younger readers. His novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas sold more than six million copies worldwide and was made into a Miramax feature film. His books have been published in more than 45 languages. Boyne presents his latest novel for young readers, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave, a moving and uplifting WWI story about a young boy, his father and a secret.

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