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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Michelle Good
Michelle Good

Tuesday, October 5
7 p.m.

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Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. After working for Indigenous organizations for twenty-five years, she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors for over fourteen years. While practicing law she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on best Canadian poetry lists in 2016 and 2017. Her first novel, Five Little Indians, won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Award. It was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for the Writer’s Trust Award.

Michelle Good now lives and writes in the southern interior of British Columbia.

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Jael Richardson - November 30
Jael Richardson

Tuesday, November 30
7 p.m.

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Jael Richardson is the executive director of the FOLD Literary Festival, the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph.

She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The memoir received a CBC Bookie Award, an Arts Acclaim Award and a My People Award. A children’s edition was published by Groundwood Books. Her essay “Conception” is part of Room’s first Women of Colour edition, and excerpts from her first play, my upside down black face, appear in the anthology T-Dot Griots: An Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers.

Jael Richardson lives in Brampton, Ontario.