Author Talks

Author Talks

Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books. Ask questions, learn about the writing process, and find out more about their craft of telling captivating stories. Ages 13+. All Author Talks are free but require registration.

Event schedule

Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill

In partnership with Museums of Mississauga
Date: Friday, November 6 | 7-8 pm | Register here
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The Museums of Mississauga and Mississauga Library proudly present the famous Canadian author Lawrence Hill, who will discuss his current project, a novel about the little-known story of African-American soldiers in Canada during WWII. Natasha Henry, President of the Ontario Black History Society, will join him to explore Hill’s experiences with writing about Black history in Canada.

Lawrence Hill has authored ten books, including The Illegal, and The Book of Negroes. A recipient of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, CBC Radio’s Canada Reads, he is also a Member of the Order of Canada.

This talk is offered in conjunction with WAR Flowers, an exhibit exploring human nature in the landscape of war.

Details here: https://culture.mississauga.ca/content/war-flowers-our-boys

Michelle Good

Michelle Good

Date: Friday, November 13 | 7-8 pm | Register here
Find her book, Five Little Indians, here

Join us for a chat with Michelle Good, a Cree writer and member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. She will discuss her debut novel Five Little Indians, a story of five former residential school students as they struggle to survive in 1960s Vancouver and come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

Janie Chang

Janie Chang

Date: Friday, November 20 | 7-8 pm | Register here
Find her book, The Library of Legends, here

Join us for a conversation with Janie Chang about her captivating new historical novel The Library of Legends.

Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. The students’ common duty to safeguard the collection forms unexpected bonds. But after one classmate is murdered and another arrested, Lian realizes she must escape before a family secret puts her in danger.

Janie writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from family history and ancestral stories. She is also the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road.

Sheena Kamal

Sheena Kamal

Date: Friday, November 27 | 7-8 pm | Register here
Find her book, No Going Back, here

Author of several books and recipient of many awards, author Sheena Kamal will join us to discuss her latest novel No Going Back, a story about a mother’s vendetta against an enemy who places a target on her daughter’s back. Sheena has also worked as a crime and investigative journalism researcher for the film and television industry. Her debut novel, The Lost Oneswas inspired by her experiences.

Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart

Date: Friday, December 4 | 7-8 pm | Register here
Find her book, Still Here, here

Join us for a conversation with author Amy Stuart, bestselling author of three novels, including Still Mine, Still Water. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Amy is also the founder of Writerscape, an online community for hopeful and emerging writers.

Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham

Date: Friday, December 11 | 7-8 pm | Register here
Find her book, Forgotten Home Child, here

Join us for a chat with author Genevieve Graham, author of At the Mountain’s Edge, Come from Away, Promises to Keep, and Tides of Honour.

Genevieve will discuss her most recent book The Forgotten Home Child. The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this story about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home – based on the true story of the British Home Children.