Authors give history their own twist

Spring 2016 Author Talks line-up announced



Collingwood Public Library is presenting its Spring 2016 Author Talks series with an emphasis on different ways of looking at the past. Three authors will each look at history in their own way, from biography and autobiography to historical fiction.

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 Spring 2016 line-up includes:

Thursday, April 14: Terry Reardon discusses Winston Churchill & MacKenzie King: So Similar, So Different
Terry Reardon explores the 50-year relationship between Britain’s great wartime leader and Canada’s longest serving prime minister. A director of the International Churchill Society in Canada, Reardon gives an insightful look into the minds of these two men, focusing on the crucial years of World War II.

Thursday, May 19: Richard B. Wright discusses A Life in Words
Award-winning author Richard B. Wright looks back over a long and illustrious literary career and examines the influences that shaped his life and his craft. Wright was the winner of the Governor General’s Award and Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, Clara Callan.

Thursday, June 30: Susanna Kearsley discusses A Desperate Fortune
Master storyteller Susanna Kearsley talks about her latest historical novel, a tale blending romantic Jacobite secrets with a contemporary search for answers. A former museum curator and author of over 11 novels, Kearsley weaves meticulous historical research into a compelling and entertaining narrative.

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.

The Collingwood Public Library is committed to guiding our community in the pursuit of information, the wonder of lifelong learning, and the enrichment of social and cultural experiences. At the heart of the community, the Collingwood Public Library is an inclusive environment seeking universal accessibility.