headshots of various past authors

Click the dates below to see who has visited us in the past. Go to the Library's blog to see all the photos and wrap-ups from our events.

Spring 2020

At the library events

Friday, January 17

Cynthia Loyst / Find Your Pleasure

Winery: Andrew Peller Estates

Fall 2019

Monday, September 18

  • Emma Donoghue / Akin
  • Charlotte Gray / Murdered Midas
  • Winery: Malivoire Wines

Monday, October 28

  • Terry Fallis / Albatross
  • Shandi Mitchell / The Waiting Hours
  • Winery: Good Earth Food & Wine Co.

Wednesday, May 1

  • Linden MacIntyre / The Wake
  • Marissa Stapley / The Last Resort
  • Winery: Trius Winery

Spring 2019

Monday, March 18

  • Iain Reid / Foe
  • Anna Porter / In Other Words
  • Winery: Calamus Estate Winery

Monday, April 15

  • Andrew Pyper / The Homecoming
  • Shelley Wood / The Quintland Sister
  • Winery: Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

Wednesday, May 1

  • Laurie Petrou In Conversation with Esi Edugyan
  • Winery: Bush Pilot Brewing Company

Fall 2018

Monday, September 24

  • Wayne Grady / Up From Freedom
  • Nathan Ripley / Find You in the Dark
  • Winery: Malivoire Wines

Monday, October 22

  • Eden Robinson / Trickster Drift
  • Joanna Goodman / Home for Unwanted Girls
  • Winery: Cave Spring Cellars

Monday, November 12

  • Dave Williams / Defying Limits
  • Beverley McLachlin / Full Disclosure
  • Winery: Trius Winery

At the Library events

Friday, December 7

  • Debbie Travis / Design Your Next Chapter
  • Winery: Pillitteri Estates Winery

2017 - 2018

Regular season

September 2017

Wayne Johnston / First Snow, Last Light

Michael Redhill / Bellevue Square

Winery: Rosewood Estates Winery

October 2017

Linda Spalding / A Reckoning

Glenn Dixon / Juliet's Answer

Winery: Cave Spring Cellars

November 2017

Linden MacIntyre / The Only Café

Alison Pick / Strangers with the Same Dream

Winery: Andrew Peller Limited

January 2018

Claire Cameron / The Last Neanderthal

Elan Mastai / All Our Wrong Todays

Winery: Calamus Estate Winery

February 2018

Peter Robinson / Sleeping in the Ground

Giles Blunt / Black Fly Season

Winery: Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

April 2018

Laurie Petrou / Sister of Mine

Jennifer Robson / Goodnight from London

Craft brewery: Bush Pilot Brewing Company

At the Library events

Friday, December 8, 2017

Maureen Jennings / Let Darkness Bury the Dead

Winery: Malivoire Wine Company

Friday, June 1, 2018

Paula McLain / Love and Ruin

Katherine Ashenburg / Sofie and Cecilia

Winery: Peller Estates

2016 - 2017

Regular season

September 2016

Emma Donoghue / The Wonder

Steven Price / By Gaslight

October 2016

Gail Anderson-Dargatz / The Spawning Grounds

Kevin Patterson / News from the Red Desert

November 2016

Ami McKay / The Witches of New York

Craig Davidson / Precious Cargo

January 2017

William Thomas / Zippy Chippy

Cordelia Strube / On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light

February 2017

Andrew Westoll / The Jungle South of the Mountain

Amy Stuart / Still Mine

March 2017

Emily Schultz / Men Walking on Water

Lynne Kutsukake / The Translation of Love

At the Library events

Friday, December 9, 2016

Anna Olson / Bake with Anna Olson

Winery: Trius Winery at Hillebrand

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tim Cook / Vimy: The Battle and the Legend

Winery: Wayne Gretzky Winery

2015 - 2016

Regular season

September 2015

Paula McLain / Circling the Sun

Elizabeth Hay / His Whole Life

October 2015

Carrie Snyder / Girl Runner

Peter Kavanagh / The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times

November 2015

Nino Ricci / Sleep

Camilla Gibb / This is Happy

January 2016

Helen Humphreys / The Evening Chorus

Terry Fallis / Poles Apart

February 2016

Robert Hough / The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

Kevin Newman / All Out

March 2016

Ian Brown / Sixty: A Diary of My Sixtieth Year

Katherine Govier / The Three Sisters Hotel

At the Library events

Friday, April 1, 2016

Yann Martel / The High Mountains of Portugal

2014 - 2015

September 2014

Kim Thuy / Man

Shani Mootoo / Moving Forwards Sideways Like a Crab

October 2014

Linwood Barclay / No Safe House

Miriam Toews / All My Puny Sorrows

November 2014

Ann-Marie MacDonald / Adult Onset

Craig Davidson / Cataract City

January 2015

Michael Winter / Into the Blizzard

Alison Pick / Between Gods

February 2015

Christine Fischer Guy / The Umbrella Mender

Linden MacIntyre / Punishment

March 2015

Alison Wearing / Confessions of Fairy's Daughter

Krista Foss / Smoke River

2013 - 2014

September 2013

Mary Swan / My Ghosts

Anthony De Sa / Kicking the Sky

October 2013

Nancy Richler / The Imposter Bride

Don Gillmour / Mount Pleasant

November 2013

Mary Lawson / Road Ends

Wayne Johnston / Son of A Certain Woman

January 2014

Wayne Grady / Emancipation Day

Robert McGill / Once We Had A Country

February 2014

Iain Reid / The Truth About Luck

Gina Buonoaguaro and Janice Kirk / The Wolves of St. Peter's

April 2014

Dennis Bock / Going Home Again

Claire Cameron / The Bear

2012 - 2013

  • Emma Donoghue: Astray
  • Terry Fallis: Up and Down
  • Miranda Hill: Sleeping Funny
  • Annabel Lyon: The Sweet Girl
  • C.S. Richardson: The Emperor of Paris
  • Tanis Rideout: Above All Things
  • Emily Schultz: The Blondes
  • Linda Spalding: The Purchase
  • Eva Stachniak: The Winter Palace
  • Cordelia Strube: Milosz
  • M.G. Vassanji: The Magic of Saida

 

 2011 - 2012
  • Tzeporah Berman: This Crazy Time
  • Randy Boyagoda: Beggar’s Feast
  • Marina Endicott: The Little Shadows
  • Brian Francis: Natural Order
  • Elizabeth Hay: Alone in the Classroom
  • Helen Humphreys: The Reinvention of Love
  • Frances Itani: Requiem
  • Wayne Johnston: A World Elsewhere
  • Vincent Lam: The Headmaster's Wager
  • Linden MacIntyre: Why Men Lie
  • Ami McKay: The Virgin Cure
  • Lilian Nattel: Web of Angels
  • Anita Rau Badami: Tell it to the Trees
  • Martha Schabas: Various Positions
  • Michael Winter: The Death of Donna Whalen

2010 - 2011

  • Linwood Barclay: Never Look Away
  • Trevor Cole: Practical Jean
  • Terry Fallis: The High Road
  • Judy Fong Bates: The Year of Finding Memory
  • Charles Foran: Mordecai
  • Camilla Gibb: The Beauty of Humanity Movement
  • Michael Helm: Cities of Refuge
  • Sue Kenney: My Camino
  • Ruth Rakoff: When My World Was Very Small
  • Kate Taylor: A Man In Uniform
  • Jane Urquhart: Sanctuary Line

2009 - 2010

  • John Bemrose: The Last Woman
  • Alan Bradley: The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
  • Cathy Marie Buchanan: The Day the Falls Stood Still
  • Bonnie Burnard: Suddenly
  • Jane Christmas: Incontinent on the Continent:  My Mother, Her Walker and our Grand Tour of Italy
  • Karen Connelly: Burmese Lessons
  • Michael Crummey: Galore
  • Catherine Gildiner: After the Falls
  • Lawrence Hill: The Book of Negroes
  • Claire Letemendia: The Best of Men
  • Annabel Lyon: The Golden Mean
  • Linden MacIntyre: The Bishop’s Man
  • Anne Michaels: The Winter Vault
  • Codelia Strube: Lemon

2008 - 2009

  • Kristen den Hartog: The Occupied Garden
  • Terry Fallis: The Best Laid Plans
  • Mary Lou Finlay: The As It Happens Files: May Contain Nuts
  • Lee Gowan: Confession
  • Kenneth J. Harvey: Blackstrap Hawco
  • Helen Humphreys: Coventry
  • Andrew Pyper: The Killing Circle
  • Paul Quarrington: The Ravine
  • Edeet Ravel: Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth
  • Fred Stenson: The Great Karoo
  • Kenneth Whyte: William Randolph Hearst
  • Alissa York: Effigy
 2007 - 2008
  • Katherine Ashenburg: The Dirt on Clean
  • Tish Cohen: Town House
  • Frances Itani: Remembering the Bones
  • Janice Kulyk Keefer: The Ladies’ Lending Library
  • Yann Martel: Life of Pi
  • Stephanie Nolan: 28
  • Nelofer Pazira: A Bed of Red Flowers
  • Cordelia Strube: Planet Reese
  • Adria Vasil: Ecoholic
  • Richard B. Wright: October

2006 - 2007

  • David Adams Richards  
  • Dennis Bock  
  • Wayson Choy  
  • Trevor Cole  
  • Camilla Gibb  
  • Stephen Lewis  
  • Kevin Patterson  
  • Michael Redhill  
  • C.S. Richardson  
  • Noah Richler  
  • Rosemary Sullivan  
  • Robert J. Wiersma

2005 - 2006

  • Joan Barfoot  
  • D.Y. Bechard  
  • Joseph Boyden  
  • Paul Cavanagh  
  • Catherine Gildiner  
  • Hannelore Headley  
  • Wayne Johnston  
  • Ann­Marie McDonald  
  • Robert McGill  
  • Andrew Pyper

2004 - 2005

  • John Bemrose  
  • Gail Bowen  
  • Peter Edwards  
  • Paul Quarrington  
  • Edeet Ravel  
  • Peter Robinson  
  • Miriam Toews  
  • Cathy Vasas–Brown

2003 - 2004

  • Pierre Berton  
  • Ken Dryden  
  • Joy Fielding  
  • Janice Kulyk Keefer

2002 - 2003

  • Roberta Bondar  
  • Nino Ricci  
  • Brad Smith  
  • Richard B. Wright

 

 

 

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