Local Authors

Sat June 22, 10am to 2pm | Central

We kick off a summer of reading with a community celebration of local literary talent. Writers for all ages of readers across all literary genres showcase and sell their published works. Talk to authors, listen to their readings—be inspired. Kids can register for Summer Reading Club at the event and get started on their summer reading adventure. We have a proud literary heritage in this city—come out and support our local authors!

On the day -

  • Meet local published writers of adult and teen fiction and non-fiction - 1st floor
  • Meet children’s authors during the Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party - 2nd floor
  • Listen to authors read from their works (schedule to come)
  • Buy their books onsite from A Different Drummer books and get them autographed by the featured authors

Fas of crime & mystery fiction - take note!

After the Fair, get the scoop on crime fiction and the latest works from our local crime writer panelists: Lynn McPherson, Melodie Campbell, Jen J. Danna, and Ross Pennie hosted by Crime Writer’s of Canada. Great Hall, 2nd floor, 2.30-4pm

Featured Authors

For Adults

Deborah Sowery-Quinn, Ordinary Woman
Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews, Sunrise Over Lake Ontario, Letters from the Singularity, In the Name of Hockey
Greg Hyland, Monster Atlas Volume 1 The Americas, Monster Atlas Volume 2 Europe
Janet Turpin Myers, Nightswimming, The Last Year of Confusion
Hannah Mary McKinnon, Her Secret Son (May 2019), The Neighbors, Time After Time
Joyce Wayne, The Cook's Temptation, Last Night of the World
Stephanie Traina, The Long Walk Home
Kelly Watt, Mad Dog, Camino Meditations
Ghislaine Dean, Deprived of  Fighting Chance, Behind the Teacher's Desk (as Chris Williams), No Smart Answers!
Lynne Niepage, Pole Therapy: Powerful Wisdom from Leaders in the Field
Benjamin Gleisser, Compassionate Messenger: True Stories from a Psychic Medium
David Raye, A Social Commentary on Climate Change, Inequality, Population Growth and Survival
Sheila Ann Gale, Dottie Flowers and the Skinner Gang, Dottie Flowers and the European Caper, Savannah Escapade
Joseph Van Landschoot, Deviance, Blood Redemption, The Land of Erne: Birth of a King
Allan Jones, Catrin Sayer Series: The Chinese Sailor, The Scottish Colourist, The Falmouth Model, The Carnforth Double, The Powys Deacon, The Stratford Hunder, The Thornham Copyist
Tamara De Dominicis, Where the Landscape Listens
Patricia Anne Thompson, The Stand, Liam's Legacy, Let's Fly Away, This Time, Summer Tapestry, Cocktail-Dress Blues
Glenn Muller, Torque, Boomerang
Margaret Lindsay Holton, Trillium
Glen Benison, The Sea Refused Her, Not a Drop to Drink
Patricia Hegarty, Liam, An Irish Historical Saga, Girl Maligned

For Older Adults

Gary Evans, Vanished Burlington, Memories of the Beach Strip, Images of Burlington, Memories of Burlington, The Prints of Burlington, The Prints of Aldershot
Richard M. Law, Flowers of the Forest - The Pride of Our Land
Michael J. Walsh, Roughin' it inThe Bush, Roughin' it in Kanata, eh!
Barbara Wood (Pen Name), Vee Series books, Blade and Blood, Treason and Trouble, Hippo Hanna, Joking Jamie

For Teens/Young Adult

Rudy Platiel, In the Land of Ebyam
Anitha Robinson, Broken Worlds, Broken Promises, Broken Dreams

For Children

Rebecca Bender, Giraffe and Bird, Don't Laugh at Giraffe, Giraffe and Bird Together Again, Giraffe Meets Bird, How Do You Feel?; Illustrations: Slug Days, Penguin Days, Peach Girl
Michelle Boomer, Sally the Snake, Mr. Toad and the Volcano, Bunny and the Rocket Ship, The Chocoalate Monster and the Curse, The Chocolate Monster and the Witch
Lana Button, Willow's Whipers, Willow Finds a Way, Willow's Smile, My Teacher's Not Here
Jessica Carrasco, Emma's Symphony (Illustrator)
Blair Kitchen, Copy Cat vs The Bullies
Jennifer Maruno, The Cherry Blossom Series, Warbird, Totem, Kid Soldier, Moose's Roof
Sylvia McNicoll, The Middle Grade Mistake Mysteries (2017-2019), Body Swap, and many more
Suzanne Muir, One Perfect Day, No More Cake, The Colours of My Eid, Families Love Each Other (multilingual)
Claudia White, Aesop's Secret, Key to Kashdune, Servalius Window

Event: Crime Writers of Canada Panel Discussion

Explore featured crime panelists booklist: Whodun-Wrote-its

Event: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party South