Festival of Authors

The Ontario Writers’ Conference is proud to present…

…the Festival of Authors on March 31st, 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome at this public event! The exciting evening unfolds between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Friday, March 31st, 2017, at Creative Math & Music (1064 Salk Rd., Units 5-7 Pickering, ON, L1W 4B5) and marks the return of host Ted Barris. Tickets will still be available at the door ($20 per person). 

The Festival usually features:

  • entertaining interviews and inspiring author readings (see below)
  • opportunities to mingle with Canadian Authors, fellow writers and avid readers
  • voting for the winners of our Story Starters Contest
  • exciting prizes !

Tickets are available here online via PayPal until March 29th, or at the door.

TED BARRISFestival of Authors’ host Ted Barris is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster. For more than 40 years, his writing has regularly appeared in the national press – Globe and Mail, National Post, as well as magazines as diverse as Legion, Air Force, esprit de corps, Quill and Quire, and Zoomer. He has also worked as host/contributor for  CBC Radio and TV Ontario. In 2015, Barris released his 18th book Fire Canoe, a Mark Twain-like retelling of 19th steamboat history on Canada’s major western waterways. Barris is a full-time professor of journalism and broadcasting at Toronto’s Centennial College.
 
Choi_Author Photo (John Burridge)

Originally from Chung-Ju, South Korea, Ann Y.K. Choi immigrated to Canada in 1975. She attended the University of Toronto where she studied English, Sociology, and Education. Ann has also graduated from the Humber School for Writers, the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, and is completing her MFA in Creative Writing from the National University in San Diego, California. In 2012, she received the Marina Nemat Award. 

Choi’s debut novel, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, was published by Simon & Schuster Canada in May 2016. The story, set in downtown Toronto during the late 1980s, was inspired by Choi’s own experience working and living above her family variety store. The novel was shortlisted for the 2016 Toronto Book Awards.

 

 

rebecca-rosenblum photo by Dave Kemp

Rebecca Rosenblum is a writer and editor living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She holds a publishing certificate from Ryerson and a masters of English and creative writing from University of Toronto. She works in publishing during the day, writes short stories evenings and weekends, and…that’s pretty much it. She spends her remaining time on the bus or asleep or both.

Rebecca’s short fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Danuta Gleed Award, as well as longlisted for the Relit Award, and she was a juror for the Journey Prize 21. Her work has appeared in several publications, including Exile Quarterly, The Antigonish Review,, Journey Prize Stories 19, and Maisonneuve. Her first collection of stories, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her second collection, The Big Dream, was published by Biblioasis in 2011. Her newest novel, comprised of stories, is called So Much Love (McClelland & Stewart).

 

Driving Directions to Creative Math & Music (Pickering) 

From the East
Highway 401 west to Brock Rd  (take exit 399)
Turn left onto Brock Rd/Durham Regional Rd 1 (signs for Regional Road 1 S/Brock Road S) 
Turn right onto Plummer St
Turn right onto Salk Rd
The driveway entrance is on the left side

From the West
Highway 401 east to Brock Rd (take exit 399)
Turn right onto Brock Rd/Durham Regional Rd 1 (signs for Regional Road 1 S/Brock Road S) 
Turn right onto Plummer St
Turn right onto Salk Rd
The driveway entrance is on the left side

 

From Highway 407
Highway 407 east through to Brock Rd exit 
Turn right onto Brock Rd/Durham Regional Rd 1  
Turn right onto Plummer St
Turn right onto Salk Rd
The driveway entrance is on the left side

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