Spring 2020 Grimsby Author Series Cancelled

It is with extreme regret that we write to announce the cancellation of the Grimsby Author Series Spring Season as a result of the ongoing CoVID-19 pandemic.  We would like to thank all of you for your support, understanding and patience as we considered the options of postponement vs. cancellation. We know how disappointing this is and we are very sorry, however, we feel that this is the only responsible decision we can take at this time.   

An enormous amount of work has gone in to the organization and preparation of this event. The Grimsby Author Series is not only a well regarded and much anticipated event, it is also the main fundraiser for the Grimsby Public Library each year.  As such the decision to cancel was not made lightly, rather it was made with the health and safety and best interests of our attendees, authors, volunteers and staff in mind.


In these special circumstances, the library will be issuing refunds.  This process will be different depending on where/how you purchased your tickets.

  • Online ticket holders will be refunded the ticket price only through Eventbrite. The ticket price will be refunded directly to the card used for the purchase.
  • Tickets purchased at the library:
    • Please retain your tickets  and bring them to the library (once we reopen) in order to arrange for a cheque to be issued to refund you the package cost
    • Tickets must be produced to allow for a refund to be processed.
  • McMaster Alumni ticket holders will be refunded the ticket price directly from McMaster Almuni. 

Donate to the Library

The Grimsby Public Library depends on the funds from the Grimsby Author Series to be able to provide services, purchase collections and to offer programming to our community.  Unfortunately, this means that the cancellation of the Spring 2020 season will have a significant negative impact on the library’s budget.  If you are in a position to donate back the price of your ticket package we would be very grateful.  The Grimsby Public Library is a registered charity and would gladly accept your donation through CanadaHelps.org.  Thank you for your consideration.

Donate to the Grimsby Public Library

Fall 2020 Season

Meanwhile, the Grimsby Author Series Steering Committee is busy planning a wonderful lineup of authors for the Fall 2020 series.  However, we will continue to monitor and follow the best advice of Public Health officials and our government leaders to ensure that it is safe to proceed in September.  Along with you, we look forward to being able to gather again in celebration of talented Canadian Authors. 
Thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.  We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  We look forward to seeing you all again in the fall. 


We have added many Grimsby Author Series titles to cloudLibrary so you can read them at home. Just download the cloudLibrary app on your phone, tablet or computer to check them out or go on the waitlist.




Buy Spring 2020 tickets

Ticket packages for the Spring 2020 Grimsby Author Series are now SOLD OUT.

Ticket packages for Spring Grimsby Author Series events go on sale in November. Buy ticket packages online or visit the Grimsby Public Library on or after the sale date to purchase them in person.

Curious about what happens at our events? Visit About the Series for more information.

Spring 2020 lineup

author photos for the spring 2020 grimsby author series

Tuesday, March 31 - POSTPONED

Winery: Calamus Winery

Monday, April 27

Winery: Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

Monday, May 25

Brewery: Bush Pilot Craft Brewery


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