A live reading from authors Drew Hayden Taylor (Chasing Painted Horses), Roselle Lim (Natalie Tan’s Book of Love and Fortune) and Susan Swan (The Dead Celebrities Club). Hosted by Darlene Pretty. These books will be available for purchase with a book signing to follow the event.
Tickets are also available in person at the Woodstock Public Library.
Presented in partnership with Woodstock Public Library. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Roselle Lim was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada as a child. She lived in north Scarborough in a diverse, Asian neighbourhood. She found her love of writing by listening to her lola (paternal grandmother's) stories about Filipino folktales. Growing up in a household where Chinese superstition mingled with Filipino Catholicism, she devoured books about mythology, which shaped the fantasies in her novels. An artist by nature, she considers writing as "painting with words."
Susan Swan's critically acclaimed fiction has been published in twenty countries and her impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. Swan's novel, What Casanova Told Me, was published in the US, Canada, Spain, Russia, Serbia, and Portugal, and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Swan's other novels include The Wives of Bath (which was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious), The Biggest Modern Woman in the World (Finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction), and the short story collection Stupid Boys are Good to Relax With.
Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario and an award-winning playwright, journalist, short-story writer, novelist, commentator, scriptwriter and documentarian. As a writer/creator, he strives to educate and inform about issues that interfere with, reflect on and celebrate the lives of Canada’s First Nations. With around 30 books to his credit, including the series that considered First Nations’ lives through the themes of Me Funny, Me Sexy and Me Artsy, Taylor turns his attention to another genre: Science Fiction. He presents Take Us To Your Chief and Other Stories.