The International Festival of Authors Ontario presents IFOA Aurora with award-winning poet Gwen Benaway.
Gwen Benaway is an award-winning two-spirited trans poet of Anishinaabe and Metis descent.
Reading & Q&A
In collaboration with the Aurora Cultural Centre
Free tickets available at APL or the ACC
Aurora Cultural Centre
Meet Brian Francis, author of the 2017 selection Natural Order and get insight into the real life experiences that shaped the novel.
Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war. Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.
Deadly Dames: Death by Alligator? Lethal Sewing Machine? Meet the Mystery writers that make up the ‘Deadly Dames’: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell and Joan O'Callaghan. They’ll share their books and talk about the art of mystery and suspense writing, women in writing and publishing, balancing writing with a day job. Pre-register online.
Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy of Financial Independence...at Any Age! Meet best-selling authors Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau. The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever. Learn how to create a low stress fulfilling lifestyle, a unique blend of work and play that will allow you to live life to the fullest. Pre-register online or at the Adult Information Desk.
To celebrate Ontario Heritage Week and Canada's 150th birthday Aurora historian Jackie Stuart will share her new book An Aurora ABC. Signs of Aurora Confederation can still be seen in Aurora today: the town bell, various buildings and a connection to 'Buffalo Bill' Cody! Copies of An Aurora ABC available for sale and signing. Pre-register, online, in person or by phone.