Award-winning authors to visit Collingwood Library

Fall 2016 Author Talks line-up announced



At its Author Talks series this fall, Collingwood Public Library is hosting three authors, each of whom has won prestigious Canadian literary awards.


Collingwood Public Library Author Talks is a series presented each spring and fall, which brings popular Canadian authors to Collingwood for an hour of discussion followed by a book signing.


The Fall 2016 line-up includes:


black_river_roadThursday, September 8: Debra Komar discussing Black River Road
Join us as forensic anthropologist Debra Komar digs into a 19th century mystery using

modern investigative methods and discovers an unthinkable crime with an unlikely suspect.
In 2016, she won the Canadian Authors Award for Canadian history for her previous book The Bastard of Fort Stikine. This book is listed on the CBC’s list of most anticipated books of the fall.


Thursday, October 6: Kate Taylor discussing Serial Monogamy
Join us as novelist and Globe & Mail critic Kate Taylor discusses her new story about

what really makes up a relationship and a life, shifting between contemporary Toronto
and the Victorian England of Nelly Ternan, mistress of Charles Dickens. In 2003, she won the Commonwealth Prize for best first book (Canada/Caribbean region), the Toronto Book Award, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction.


Thursday, November 10: Terry Fallis discussing Poles Apart
Join us as “the king of CanLit comedy” Terry Fallis talks about his latest book, a hilarious take on feminism, blogging, and the absurdity of male/female stereotypes. He has won multiple awards including twice for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.


Talks take place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library,
55 Ste Marie Street. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.


Events are free, but as seats are limited, register online on the Events Calendar at, in-person at the Library Public Services Desk, or call 705-445-1571.



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