Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bookfest Windsor 2011

Bookfest starts today — Thursday November 3rd. The below is copied from the official Bookfest Windsor site, which can be found at

BookFest Windsor 2011 Schedule

Program, artists, and schedule subject to change! Except where noted, all events take place at the Art Gallery of Windsor. This is a preliminary schedule: be sure to check back here for updates. (Note: Where this schedule differs from the printed brochure, this website should be considered more up to date.)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

7:30 pm: Girls' Night Out, with Karen Mulhallen, Rosemary Sullivan, Mary Ann Mulhern, and Terry Ann Carter. Moderator: Marty Gervais.
Wilkinson Room
7:30pm: All Together Again. Howard Pawley reads from his new autobiography.
Valiant Suite

Friday, November 4, 2011

4:30 pm: Never Give Up. Ray Robertson reads from Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live. Moderator: Julia Beard DeBono.
Wilkinson Room
4:30 pm: Kill Shakespeare. Anthony del Col and Conor McCreery present their graphic novel.
Rodzik Gallery
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Buffet Dinner.
8:00 - 10:00 pm: IFOA Authors. Clark Blaise, Will Ferguson, Brian Francis, and Sarita Mandanna . Moderator: Karl Jirgens. Cash Bar.
Wilkinson Room
10:00 pm: Live Words. Klyde Broox performance poet, and Laurie Smith. Moderator: Braydon Beaulieu.
Phog Lounge

Saturday, November 5, 2011

9:30 am: Coffee, Tea…and…Literary. Writing workshop with Marty Gervais. Coffee and muffins.
Valiant Suite
10:30 am: Looking Beyond the Veil. Ava Homa, presenting her new book. Music and visual art. Moderator: Sara Elliott.
Wilkinson Room
11:30 am: Author, Author…. Stories about Storytellers with Douglas Gibson. Moderator: Martin Deck
Valiant Suite
11:30 am: It Doesn't Have To Rhyme. Robert Earl Stewart, Antony Di Nardo, Tammy Armstrong, Salvatore Ala, Jenny Sampirisi, Bill Harris, Klyde Broox. Moderator: Stephen Pender. Poetry, coffee, and nibbles.
Rodzik Gallery
2:00 pm: Getting the Word Out. Aspects of the Book - Publishing. Jack David, Jack Illingworth, Douglas Gibson, and Alana Wilcox.
Moderator: Dan Wells.
Valiant Suite
2:00 pm: lu et approuvé. David Homel, Melchior Mbonimpa, and Philippe Porée-Kurrer. Moderator: Judith Sinanga.
Explorations Gallery (3rd Floor, south side)
2:00 pm: A People's History. Karen Flynn, Natasha Henry, Adrienne Shadd, Virginia Schwartz. Moderator: Kenn Stanton.
Wilkinson Room
4:00 pm: The Experience. Prose and Poetry. Rosemary Nixon, Antanas Sileika. Gail Scott, Alan Davies, & Karl Jirgens (who will also moderate).
Wilkinson Room
7:00 pm: Champoems. Poetry Contest Winners from regional schools. Moderator: Irene Moore Davis.
7:30 pm: Young at Heart. Martha Brooks, Evan Munday, Drew Hayden Taylor. Moderator: Susan Pedler.
Wilkinson Room
9:00 pm: Knights of the Read Table. Alistair MacLeod, Michael Crummey, Ray Robertson, Peter Behrens. Moderator: Percy Hatfield.
Wilkinson Room
 All day: Working Books: Writers' and Artists' notebooks. Including: Michael Marcon, Nadia Ionta, Bill Harris, Carole Harris, Karen Klein, Arnold Klein, Louis Cabris, Hal Neidzviedki, and Sarah Beveridge. Susan Gold Smith.
Local children's author, Shelley Awad, will be reading from her series, The Greenhouse Kids. For more information, please contact (519) 255-6770 ext. 3310.
Thursday, November 3
Sandwich Branch
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM

Friday, November 4
Central Branch
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM