Captivate your senses and your heart with this extraordinary evening including fine wines, fabulous food, inspirational success stories from well-loved Canadian authors, AND a choice of one of their latest books! (Presented by ‘The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar’)
You’ll delight in a delicious light buffet.
You’ll listen to three popular Canadian authors, Trevor Cole, Amy Jones and Craig Davidson who will take you on a journey through their lives and career on their road to success.
A copy of one author’s book is included in your ticket price of just $60.
Registration will be opening soon, so gather your friends, family and book club members and get ready to book your tickets!
TREVOR COLE is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His four novels include Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles, both short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award and long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. His third novel, Practical Jean, published in Canada, the United States, Germany and France, was short-listed for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and won the Leacock Medal for Humour. Trevor's latest book, published by HarperCollins Canada, is The Whisky King, an epic nonfiction historical narrative, winner of the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Canada's best nonfiction crime book. Trevor lives in Toronto.
AMY JONES is the author of the short fiction collection What Boys Like (Bibiloasis, 2009), which won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was shortlisted for the ReLit Award, and the novel We’re All in This Together (M&S 2016), which won the Northern Lit Award, was listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 in both Quill and Quire and the Globe and Mail, and was a finalist for the 2017 Leacock Award. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best Canadian Short Stories and The Journey Prize Stories, and she was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award and the winner of the 2006 CBC Literary Award for Short Story in English. Amy holds a BA in Theatre from Dalhousie University, an MA in Drama from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has taught creative writing at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and currently teaches in the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Writing Program. Originally from Halifax, Amy now lives in Toronto, where she is working on her second novel.
CRAIG DAVIDSON was born in Toronto and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has published four previous books of literary fiction, including Rust and Bone, which was made into a Golden Globe- nominated film; and Cataract City, which was short- listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Prize, and was a national bestseller. His memoir, Precious Cargo: My Year Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077, also a bestseller, was shortlisted for Canada Reads. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.