Category Archives: Meet the Author

Emma Donoghue – Grimsby Author Series

Although this was my first time meeting Emma Donoghue, this is her 3rd time presenting at the Grimsby Author Series.  She is an accomplished author, best know for her novel and subsequent screenwriting for the movie Room which was nominated … Continue reading

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Steven Price – Grimsby Author Series

Last night was the opening night of the 15th season of the fabulous Grimsby Author Series.  The room was filled to capacity with an audience eager to hear the readings of Steven Price and Emma Donoghue, the first 2 authors of the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Alexandre Trudeau & Madeleine Thien – Eden Mills Writers Fest

The keynote event of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival took place at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall today.  It featured a lively conversation, about China, between authors Alexandre Trudeau (yes Sacha, brother of Canada’s current Prime Minister) and … Continue reading

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48. They Left Us Everything (Plum Johnson)

Plum Johnson is visiting the Burford Branch of the County of Brant Library next weekend to talk about her book describing her experience cleaning out her childhood home after the loss of her elderly mother.  The author spent a year living in her … Continue reading

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44. 101 letters to a prime minister (Yann Martel)

“every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a  fine bedside table.  In that space, at night, a book can glow.  And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to … Continue reading

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Author Event: Helen Humphreys

Friday was the final evening of the 2015-16 Grimsby Author Series.  It was the culmination of an amazing season filled with engaging authors, insightful introductions, thoughtful questions and book signings.  This evening’s guest was Helen Humphreys who traveled from Kingston to … Continue reading

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27. The High Mountains of Portugal (Yann Martel)

After the Yann Martel event, I had a better understanding of The High Mountains of Portugal.  I have to admit that reading the first two sections left me feeling confused and a bit incredulous at some of the content (which I … Continue reading

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Author Event: Yann Martel

It was not an April Fool’s Joke when a sell-out crowd of readers gathered at the Grimsby Library to hear Yann Martel speak about his newest novel, the High Roads of Portugal.  This award winning author of Life of Pi, which … Continue reading

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Meeting Bettina von Kampen

Our book club was privileged to have dinner with local author, Bettina von Kampen, earlier this week.  We met at Pub Fiction (the perfect name for a restaurant hosting a book club dinner) and enjoyed a great discussion.  Our November … Continue reading

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David Suzuki Reading (Westdale Theatre)

I had the privilege of hearing David Suzuki speak about his latest book, Letters to My Grandchildren last night in an event sponsored, in part, by Bryan Prince Booksellers.  The event was held at the vintage Westdale Theatre in Hamilton. … Continue reading

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