Festival of Authors

The Ontario Writers’ Conference is proud to present…

 

…the Festival of Authors 2018 !

 

 

 

All are welcome at this public event! The exciting evening unfolds between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Friday, April 6th, 2018, at Creative Math & Music (1064 Salk Rd., Units 5-7 Pickering, ON, L1W 4B5) and marks the return of host Ted Barris.

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 April 5th, or at the door.

 

TED BARRIS

Festival 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto Law School. He has been a successful corporate lawyer, a senior business executive, a public speaker, and a writer. But Gilhooly is also a victim and survivor of sexual abuse by one of Canada’s most notorious child sexual abusers: his mentor, charismatic hockey coach Graham James. He shares the devastating story in his new book I Am Nobody.

Brad Smith was born and raised in southern Ontario. He has turned his hand to many occupations and trades, while building an impressive collection of publishing credits. His novel, One Eyed Jacks, was nominated for the Dashiell Hammett Prize. His other novels include All Hat (a 2007 major motion picture staring Keith Carradine), Big Man Coming Down the Road, Red Means Run and Rough Justice. He lives in Dunnville, Ontario, near the north shore of Lake Erie.

Katherine Ashenburg is the author of three books and many magazine and newspaper articles. She has written for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life, among other publications. Her books include The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die, and The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History, which was published in 12 countries and six languages. In former incarnations, she was a producer at CBC Radio and was The Globe and Mail’s Arts and Books editor. In 2012, she won a Gold Medal at the National Magazine Awards for her article on old age.

Barbara Hunt applies her poet’s heart to many genres and has spent a decade running a writers’ conference near her home in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She has literary journals, anthologies and magazines across North America and the U.K. to her credit; has current writings on WATTPAD and has just released her second, a poetry/colouring book called Devotions (2017).

 

 

 

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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