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Canadian Authors Association Meeting: Social Media with Bob LeDrew


Tuesday, January 11, 2023 - 7:00pm


Ottawa Public Library- Main Branch
120 Metclafe St.
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5M2


The Canadian Authors Association (CAA), National Capital Region Branch (NCR), holds regular monthly meetings October through June (except December) with no meetings in the summer months (July through September).

Each meeting has a different theme, usually with a well-known guest speaker from the industry or from a specialty field relevant to writers.

Today, Bob LeDrew will be present to discuss social media.

Tenth Anniversary Canada Reads Contenders Revealed on CBC's Q!

Jian Ghomeshi revealed the five finalists for the 2011 Canada Reads competition and brought four of the five panelists together for the first time Wednesday morning. (The fifth contender, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sarah, was on tour in India but sent in her pre-recorded battle-cry.)

The Canada Reads contenders this year are:

  • The Best Laid Plans (McClelland & Stewart) by Terry Fallis, defended by CNN anchor Ali Velshi
  • The Birth House (Vintage Canada) by Ami McKay, defended by designer Debbie Travis
  • The Bone Cage (NeWest Press) by Angie Abdou, defended by former NHL star Georges Laraque
  • Essex County (Top Shelf Productions) by Jeff Lemire, defended by singer-songwriter Sara Quin
  • Unless (Vintage Canada) by Carol Shields, defended by actor Lorne Cardinal

Todd Denault Book Signing


Sunday, November 28, 2022 - 1:00pm


Chapters Peterborough
873 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 1Z5


Don't miss your chance to meet Todd Denault, author of The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens the Red Army, and the Night that Saved Hockey(M & S). Todd will be available to sign copies of his books.

For more information, please see http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/storeLocator/storeDetails/930/.

Meet Todd Denault


Monday, November 15, 2022 - 7:00pm


Burlington Central Library
2331 New St. in Centennial Hall
Burlington, ON
L7R 1J4


Burlington Public Library is pleased to welcome Todd Denault, author of The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens the Red Army, and the Night that Saved Hockey.(M & S)

For more information, please call 905.681.7277. or see http://www.bpl.on.ca/whatsnew/authors.htm.

Project Bookmark Canada Unveiling: Elizabeth Hay's Garbo Laughs


Tuesday, October 26, 2022 - 1:00pm


West side of Bronson Place (near Fulton) at Colonel By Drive
South Side of the Canal, just East of the Bronson Street Bridge.
Ottawa, ON


Project Bookmark Canada is a national initiative to create a network of tributes to site-specific literature across Canada. Today, Ottawa will mark its place in Canada's literary landscape when a plaque bearing a portion of Elizabeth Hay's Garbo Laughs is unveiled in Old Ottawa South.

Evan Munday on the upcoming Coach House Launch

Coach House Books invites you and your friends to their rock-'em-sock-'em Fall 2010 Launch this Thursday, Oct. 14 at Revival on College St. Join them as they launch three outstanding new poetry books — Jon Paul Fiorentino's Indexical Elegies, Gary Barwin's The Porcupinity of the Stars and Jonathan Ball's Clockfire. Not to be outdone by their poetic brethren, the fall novels — When Fenelon Falls by Dorothy Ellen Palmer and Gail Scott's The Obituary — will be equally feted! See our Events Page for details.

In anticipation of the launch, Open Book caught up with Evan Munday for a preview of Thursday's event.

Growing Up Ivy: Author Signing


Sunday, October 17, 2023 - 10:00am


Warkworth Town Centre for the Arts
40 Main St.
Warkworth, ON
K0K 3K0


Join author Peggy Dymond Leavey at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts as she signs copies of her new YA novel, Growing Up Ivy (Dundurn Press). Come down and meet Peggy! Be sure to ask her about upcoming projects she has in the works.


Agent's Corner: The author and agent’s new best friend: the freelance publicist

Literary Agent Samantha Haywood discusses the benefits of working with a freelance publicist. Writers, readers, Samantha would love to answer your questions. Please post them in the 'Post a comment' section at the bottom of the article.

By Samantha Haywood

Kids Can Press Partners with ONEXONE

Kids Can Press has partnered with ONEXONE to raise funds for children’s charities with David J. Smith’s new book, This Child, Every Child. The partnership was announced on Saturday, September 11th at ONEXONE gala at the Toronto International Film Festival.

From our friends at Kids Can Press:

Thom Vernon at Local Authors Day


Sunday, August 22, 2023 - 1:00pm


Indigo - Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON


Open Book's July 2010 Writer in Residence, Thom Vernon, will be at Indigo at the Eaton's Centre on Sunday, August 22 at 1 p.m. for Local Authors Day. Stop by, say hi and help spread the word about his amazing novel, The Drifts (Coach House Books).

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