Meet the Author: Virtual Events

Check out our upcoming virtual author events and explore their works in our catalogue. Our events are held live on Zoom. Registration opens Sep 2, 12pm (noon) and closes 60 minutes before the program begins.

Meet the Author: Denise Davy | Thu Sep 16, 2 - 3pm

Denise Davy is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist, and author of Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Streets. In her book, Denise explores the tragic life of a homeless woman and exposes the flawed plan that led to the homelessness epidemic we see today. Her Name Was Margaret was included in Toronto Star’s “must-read” books for 2021.

This Burlington-based investigative reporter has covered a wide range of social issues, from child prostitution in Thailand and poverty and family planning in India to child poverty, adoption, and women's issues here in Canada. Known to local readers, Denise was a reporter for the Hamilton Spectator for 26 years and a feature writer for Chatelaine magazine, CBC Hamilton, the Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, and ParentsCanada, to name a few. Her list of accolades is long and includes a nomination for Burlington's Citizen of the Year (2014) and Ontario Newspaper Awards Journalist of the Year (2010). In addition, Denise is the founder of Purses for Margaret, a local initiative that provides essential toiletries to homeless women.

Meet the Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz | Wed Sep 22, 2 - 3pm

Widely acclaimed and bestselling Canadian author, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, joins us in conversation about living a writer's life, what inspires her storytelling, and her experience mentoring others to discover and grow their writing talent.

Gail's first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the UK’s Betty Trask Award, the BC Book Prize for Fiction and the Vancity Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her second novel, A Recipe for Bees, was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia and now mentors writers online. She lives in the Shuswap in south-central British Columbia and, until recently, spent her summers on Manitoulin Island in Ontario.

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