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We’re thrilled to announce that The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton has won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry! Congratulations, Steven! “Steven Heighton’s The Waking Comes Late is a journey deepening as we read. He locates the complexities of the personal in a wide range of social issues, while playing masterfully with … Read More

Q&A with Rebecca Thornton

A Q&A with Rebecca Thornton, author of The Exclusives

Prep meets The Secret History meets Mean Girls in The Exclusives — a gripping and emotional thriller from an exciting new voice. Coming from Spiderline on May 14, The Exclusives will keep you desperately turning the page until the very end. It is Rebecca Thornton’s debut novel and we were lucky enough to ask this … Read More

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In-Between Days Media Round-up

Everyone is talking about In-Between Days and Teva Harrison. So it may come as no surprise that books are flying off the shelves at bookstores across Canada. Though we probably don’t need to convince you to go get your own copy, we’re going to, anyway. Here’s a round up of all the great things being … Read More

Carrie Snyder at One Book One Halton Hills 2015

An Evening With Carrie Snyder presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Halton Hills Public Library. Book signing to follow in the Helson Gallery. Tickets are $10 at the box office. For more information visit      

Patrick deWitt at Toronto Word on the Street

Patrick deWitt will be discussing his new book, Undermajordomo Minor, at the Sculpting New Reads Tent and at the Amazon Bestsellers Stage at this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Toronto. Steve Newberry & Patrick deWitt Sculpting New Reads 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Undermajordomo Minor Bestsellers Stage 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lynn Crosbie at Toronto Word on the Street

Lynn Crosbie will be discussing her new book, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, as part of the Author Cruises feature at this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Toronto. Between Rock and a Hard Place 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Author Cruises Sara Taylor and Lynn Crosbie share the spotlight to talk about … Read More

Greg Hollingshead at Toronto Word on the Street

Life is Short: Stories on Living Now 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Great Books Marquee Greg Hollingshead, Lana Pesch, and Casey Plett present their short story collections, putting quirky and unpredictable twists on slice of life tales.

Nazneen Sheikh at Toronto Word on the Street

Indiana’s Zones: New Adventures in West and South Asia 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Vibrant Voices of Ontario Tent Nick Pengelley and Nazneen Sheikh have merged the sites of ancient civilizations, folk lore, and artistic masterpieces with the modern realities of terrorism and governmental instability to create a layered portrait. Join the authors for insight … Read More

Eric Siblin at Toronto Word on the Street

The Work of Art 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Nothing But The Truth Tent Art has really evolved since the earliest expressions by our ancestors on cave walls, but these changes took time and effort. The struggling musician and starving artist are as culturally evocative as the Mona Lisa and “Hey Jude.” Drew Hayden Taylor … Read More

Bill Richardson at Toronto Word on the Street

Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a “fresh and frisky” poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years. From retirement homes, cruises, and grandchildren to liver spots, memory problems, and geriatric sex, Richardson’s candid reflections on the trials, … Read More