Burlington READS is an author & book talk series that runs in the fall and spring and features three celebrated and thought-provoking Canadian authors and their works. FREE admission. Registration is required for these sold-out events.

Fall 2019

All featured works by these esteemed writers are yet to be released and currently on order.

September 30: Investigative reporter & bestselling author, Robyn Doolittle

Robyn Doolittle has earned a reputation as a hard-hitting news-breaking journalist.  In her latest novel, Had it Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?, she gives voice to survivors of sexual assault and their experiences in the justice system and examines rape culture on university campuses, in workplaces and in Hollywood. Location: Royal Botanical Gardens

October 28: Journalist & former CBC producer, Carol Bishop-Gwyn

In Art and Rivalry: The Marriage of Mary and Christopher Pratt, Carol Bishop-Gwyn delves into the the lives of Canada's most renowned contemporary artists. Their once supportive relationship ended in scandal, divorce, and a furious competition for dominance in Canadian Art. Their never-before-told story offers insight into the role of art and artists in our society.

November 27: Novelist & award-winning playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor

He's an award-winning playwright, novelist, journalist, scriptwriter and artistic director of Canada's premier Native theatre company-and a very funny man. BPL is thrilled to welcome back Drew Hayden Taylor to share his latest novel, Chasing Painted Horses.

Spring 2019

  • March: Digital storyteller, Laurie Petrou
  • April: Poet, George Elliott Clarke
  • May: Astronaut, Dafydd (Dave) Williams

Fall 2018

  • Tim Cook, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend
  • Plum Johnson, They Left Us Everything
  • Tom Wilson, Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers, and the Road Home

Event: Meet the Author: Robyn Doolittle

Place hold on Had it Coming by Robyn Doolittle

Event: Meet the Author: Carol Bishop-Gwyn

Place hold on Art and Rivalry by Carol Bishop-Gwyn

Event: Meet the Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

Place hold on Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor

Explore the complete literary works of our Fall 2019 authors