Dromoland Indie Authors Festival

Dromoland Orchard & Stables is hosting an Indie Authors Festival.AUGUST 27 & 28 , 2016


Dromoland Orchard & Stables

598 Elm Tree Road

Little Britain, Ontario



AUGUST 27 , 2016   9-5 pm

AUGUST 28 , 2016  10-4 pm


BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY for this two day Fabulous Festival.  Present and promote your Book(s) to Readers at your Booth, Readings and Signings. Network with fellow Writers, Book Clubs and Media.

A Table /Chair & Lunch Provided.

Only $ 99.00 per Vendor.

Call 1-800-979-2913


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For more information, visit their website at http://www.indieauthorsfestival.org

Lakefield Literary Festival – July 12 – 14 [Lakefield]

The Lakefield Literary Festival celebrates its rich literary heritage each July on the weekend closest to Margaret Laurence’s birthday, and showcases many current Canadian authors. The festival was created to celebrate the work of Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and Margaret Laurence, among others, all of whom lived and wrote in Lakefield.


Saturday July 13
9:30 am Cenotaph Park.

Admission: Free to all. Donations are appreciated.
We are excited to bring together the award-winning creators of the Stanley picture books and the Good Times Travel Agency series, author Linda Bailey and illustrator, Bill Slavin. Linda will also tell the story Toads on Toast, her newest picture book. Bill’s love of comics shines through in his graphic novel series, Elephants Never Forget. He is pleased to present the latest book in the series. Bill’s partner in life and work, Esperança Melo is the designer of this year’s Festival T-shirts. Her newest books include Mr. Dash and the Cupcake Calamity and Jojo the Giant, nominated for the 2013 Blue Spruce Award.

2:30pm Bryan Jones Theatre, Lakefield College School

Admission: $20.00
Join host and Trent University teacher, Lewis MacLeod, as we greet a giant in the Canadian publishing world, Douglas Gibson and many famous Canadian authors. The one-man show based on his most recent book, Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and Others, consists of Douglas telling stories about the authors he got to know well in the course of his amazing career as their Editor and Publisher. Each of the 21 authors he discusses at length appears on a central screen behind him in a lively caricature specially created by the mischievous Tony Jenkins of The Globe and Mail. Over 40 versions of the unique show have been given in eight provinces across Canada since October 2011 producing reactions such as “hilarious”, “moving” and “entertaining and informative.” This presentation could only come from someone who has had a long and fascinating career working behind the scenes with some of the most memorable literary men and women of our era.

And more events scheduled!
Purchase tickets on-line or by mail. See website for details.

There’s Still Time to Register for the CanWrite! Conference – June 13-16 [Orillia]


The Canadian Authors Association’s annual CanWrite! conference is for aspiring, emerging and accomplished writers. We are once again incorporating a retreat element into our conference, but with a bit of a twist. Regular workshops and master classes are offered in the afternoons, and you have a selection of options for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings — an à la carte menu to make sure this writers’ conference meets your current needs.


  • Moderated expressive writing circles
  • Special interest sessions (eg. creativity jump start, writers’ guide to social media)
  • Pitch sessions with publishing professionals


  • Optional retreat mornings – personal writing, social or ‘me’ time
  • Selection of half-day afternoon workshops on writing and master classes for published and mid-career authors
  • Book fair and author signings
  • Panel discussions on timely issues in the publishing industry
  • Exhibits by professionals offering specialized services to writers
  • Open mike readings
  • 2013 CAA Literary Awards
  • CAA Annual General Meeting

Stay tuned for more information, options and details to come.

  • Date: June 13–16, 2013
  • Location: Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, Orillia ON

For further information, contact Courtney or Noelle at admin@canauthors.org or call our national office at 1 866 216 6222.

Cat Sass Literary Night including Leah Bobet – June 15 [Norwood]

Cat Sass is hosting another literary night on Saturday June 15th from 5-7 pm with three wonderful writers! There may be a surprise fourth guest so stay tuned! Cat Sass is in Norwood at 4255 Hwy 7, (705) 639-5494. This event is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Leah Bobet is the author of Above, a young adult urban fantasy novel. She is the editor and publisher of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, a resident editor at the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, and a contributor to speculative web serial Shadow Unit.
Her short fiction has been reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies; Further short work appears in the anthologies Witches: Wicked, Wild and Wonderful; Chilling Tales; Clockwork Phoenix; The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy; and TEL: Stories. She is a frequent contributor to On Spec, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling and Pushcart Prizes, and she is the recipient of the 2003 Lydia Langstaff Memorial Prize. Visit her at: http://www.leahbobet.com/

Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers where he studied under Giller Prize and Canadian Governor General’s Award winning author David Adams Richards. Redemption in Paradise, his first novel, was published in 2004. Fringe Dwellers, his first collection of short stories, was released in 2008, and is now in its second edition. Shane’s third work of fiction, After the Flood, a dystopian novel of hope, was released in 2009 and won the Canadian Christian Writing Awards best novel in the futuristic/fantasy category in 2010. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies internationally. His blog atwww.shanejoseph.com/blog is widely syndicated. His latest novel, The Ulysses Man, was released in 2011.

Wes Ryan is a multi-faceted artist with a penchant for combining spoken-word and dance into genre-mashing performances confronting mediocrity. The current Peterborough slam-poetry champ, he has represented Peterborough at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and a national team member for three years. Since suffering a brain injury in 2007, Wes has performed shows about living on social margins and facilitated workshops encouraging youth to find empowerment by sharing their narratives. Currently studying Social Service Work at Fleming College, he is also a member of the Centre for Gender and Social Justice and the Peterborough Poetry Collective.

Don Harron (aka Charlie Farquharson) book signing – May 25 [Kinmount]

charlie farqCanadian funny guy Don Harron will be signing books at Harmony Farm in Kinmount on May 25 at 1:30 P.M. Reservations are recommended. For more information please call 705-488-3300.

Harron is known for his character Charlie Farquharson, a role he played on the country music show, Hee Haw, and again on The Red Green Show.

The following works were written as “Charlie Farquharson,” with titles spelled in the character’s idiolect:
Charlie Farquharson’s Histry of Canada (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972)
Charlie Farquharson’s Jogfree of Canda (Gage, 1974)
Charlie Farquharson’s K-O-R-N Filled Allmynack (Gage, 1976)
Olde Charlie Farquharson’s Testament: From Jennysez to Jobe and After Words (MacMillan of Canada, 1978)
Yer Last Decadent: 1972-1982 (MacMillan of Canada, 1982)
Cum Buy The Farm (MacMillan of Canada 1987)
Charlie Farquharson’s Unyverse (MacMillan of Canada, 1990)
Charlie Farquharson’s History of Canada: ReeVised and More Expansive (MacMillan of Canada, 1992)
Charlie’s A Broad: Travails In Fern Parts (MacMillan of Canada, 1994)
My Double Life (Dundurn 2012)