Author Series

Enjoy intimate discussions with some of our country's best authors!

Our author series is free to attend and will be offered online through Zoom. Registration is required for each event.


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Karolyn Smardz Frost - February 4

In celebration of Black History Month, Karolyn Smardz Frost will discuss Brantford’s early African Canadian community and share stories of escaped slaves who found freedom in Canada. She will be joined by Lawrence Jackson, grandson of Albert Jackson, Canada’s first Black Postman.

Smardz Frost is the Governor General award-winning author of I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad.

This program will offer insight and knowledge into the history of black people in Ontario and the Brantford/Brant areas.

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Terry Fallis - March 11

Terry Fallis is a multiple award-winning author of seven national bestselling novels.

The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as both a six-part CBC-Television miniseries and a stage musical.

Several other books were finalists for the Leacock Medal and appeared on the Globe and Mail Bestsellers List.

His latest novel, Albatross, was an instant Number One national bestseller. The Canadian Booksellers Association named Terry Fallis the winner of the 2013 Libris Award as Author of the Year.

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Karen McBride - April 29

Karen is Algonquin Anishnaabe from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec.

Her debut novel, Crow Winter, was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Awards, the PMC Indigenous Literature Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She currently lives in Ottawa with her sister and their handsome little dog, Oscar

Growing up on the Rez meant the bush was her backyard and that backyard became all manner of places: Middle-earth, Hyrule, a world populated by zombies, and all things in between. She loves to write stories about truth and healing, but mostly about magic and myth. She hopes to continue to explore the themes and lessons taught to her through the oral tradition of her elders and ancestors.