Innisfil Public Library is happy to present author visits throughout the year. Previous authors have included Marina Nemat, Terry Fallis, Joy Fielding, Kelley Armstrong, and Barbara Reid.
Join bestselling Canadian author Susan Swan and musician Donna Linklatter (from the Billie Hollies) for a performance reading of "Heroines of the Sexual Gothic". Swan can't tell you where she gets her ideas but she can tell you where her characters come from. They're part of her theme of Sexual Gothic. A decaying castle is the theme of the traditional Gothic; in Sexual Gothic, the body is the ruined castle. Come and find out how Swan 'met' and developed her three most celebrated characters: Anna Swan, the giantess in The Biggest Modern Woman of the World; Asked For Adams, the descendent of Yankee Puritans who ran away with Casanova in 1797; and Mouse Bradford, who is the heroine in The Wives of Bath and her newest novel, The Western Light. In The Western Light, Mouse is torn between love for her neglectful country doctor father and the notorious ex-NHL hockey player Gentleman John Pilkie who murdered his wife and child after he suffered a concussion playing hockey.
Books will be available to purchase and there will be an opportunity for you to meet Susan and have your books signed. Everyone is welcome to this free event sponsored by the Friends of Innisfil Public Library.
Please call 431-7410 or visit the Lakeshore Branch to reserve your seat
Lakeshore: Tuesday April 16th, 7:00pm
Bryce Wylde is an alternative medicine expert, clinician, television host, educator, author, and philanthropist. He is a highly knowledgeable and respected natural healthcare practitioner whose focus is routed within functional medicine. Join one of Canada’s leading alternative health experts for a discussion on homeopathy,
clinical nutrition, and botanical medicine. You may know him from his frequent appearances on The Doctor Oz show, CTV’s Canada AM, The Marilyn Denis Show and Global’s Steven and Chris. He has also appeared on The Discovery Channel, W Channel, and ABC’s Good Morning America Health.
Cookstown: Thursday April 25th, 7:00pm
Heather A. Clark
One woman’s courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Chai Tea Sunday, the impressive debut novel from Heather A. Clark.
Books will be available to purchase and there will be an opportunity for you to meet Heather and have your books signed. Everyone is welcome to this free event sponsored by the Friends of Innisfil Public Library.
Please call 705-458-1273 or visit the Cookstown Branch to reserve your seat.
Cookstown: Wed. May 1, 7:00pm
Ania Szado's new novel, Studio Saint-Ex, will be released this year. It explores the destructive and redemptive power of creativity and love through the entanglements of an ambitious young fashion designer, author/pilot Saint-Exupery, and his fiery estranged wife.
Books will be available to purchase and there will be an opportunity for you to meet Ania and have your books signed.
Stroud: Wed. July 24, 7:00pm
Dr. Tiffany Chow offers knowledge and hope for an illness where there is, as yet, no cure. Chow has a genetic legancy of Alzheimer's disease. Comparing her life with her grandmother's, she probes what she and other women can do to mitigate the impact, but it is in her front-line role managing the suffering caused by dementia and aiding caregivers where Chow's compassionate voice is most inspiring.
Books will be available to purchase and there will be an opportunity for you to meet Tiffany and have your books signed.
Lakeshore: Tues. July 30, 1:00pm