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November 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
October 31 | 2021 November 1 | 2021 November 2 | 2021

7:00 pm: Kathleen Winter & Daryl Sneath: "Undersong"

7:00 pm: Kathleen Winter & Daryl Sneath: "Undersong"
November 3 | 2021 November 4 | 2021

7:00 pm: Michelle Good & Bianca Marais: "Five Little Indians"

7:00 pm: Michelle Good & Bianca Marais: "Five Little Indians"
November 5 | 2021 November 6 | 2021
November 7 | 2021

3:30 pm: Family Dinner with Peter H. Reynolds: "Our Table"

3:30 pm: Family Dinner with Peter H. Reynolds: "Our Table"
November 8 | 2021 November 9 | 2021 November 10 | 2021

7:00 pm: Linden MacIntyre & Dr. Wendy O'Brien: "The Winter Wives"

7:00 pm: Linden MacIntyre & Dr. Wendy O'Brien: "The Winter Wives"
November 11 | 2021 November 12 | 2021 November 13 | 2021

2:00 pm: Lauren B. Davis & Kerry Clare: "Even So"

2:00 pm: Lauren B. Davis & Kerry Clare: "Even So"
November 14 | 2021

3:00 pm: R. J. Palacio: "Pony"

3:00 pm: R. J. Palacio: "Pony"
November 15 | 2021 November 16 | 2021

7:00 pm: Terry Fallis & Ted Barris feat. Kenneth Welsh: "Operation Angus"

7:00 pm: Terry Fallis & Ted Barris feat. Kenneth Welsh: "Operation Angus"
November 17 | 2021 November 18 | 2021

7:00 pm: A Taste of India - Alka Joshi & Uzma Jalaluddin

7:00 pm: A Taste of India - Alka Joshi & Uzma Jalaluddin
November 19 | 2021 November 20 | 2021
November 21 | 2021

2:00 pm: Book Launch: Annabelle Murray's "The Exact Shape of Me"

2:00 pm: Book Launch: Annabelle Murray's "The Exact Shape of Me"
November 22 | 2021 November 23 | 2021 November 24 | 2021

7:00 pm: Donna Morrissey & Dr. Wendy O’Brien: "Pluck"

7:00 pm: Donna Morrissey & Dr. Wendy O’Brien: "Pluck"
November 25 | 2021 November 26 | 2021 November 27 | 2021
November 28 | 2021

2:00 pm: Holiday Celebration with Kallie George: "Merry Christmas, Anne"

2:00 pm: Holiday Celebration with Kallie George: "Merry Christmas, Anne"
November 29 | 2021 November 30 | 2021 December 1 | 2021

8:00 pm: The Book Drunkard & HarperCollins Canada Present Ann Patchett & Bianca Marais: "These Precious Days"

8:00 pm: The Book Drunkard & HarperCollins Canada Present Ann Patchett & Bianca Marais: "These Precious Days"
December 2 | 2021 December 3 | 2021 December 4 | 2021

 


 

Event List

The Book Drunkard Festival and HarperCollins Canada Present ‘Read Better’ with Jayne Allen, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Myriam Chancy

Zoom (virtual event)

October 13 | 2021 - 8pm

TICKETS: Buy any of their new books to attend!

Celebrate the opening of The Book Drunkard festival with HarperCollins Canada and their national event, ‘Read Better’: an evening with Jayne Allen, Kaitlyn Greenidge and Myriam Chancy. Join these three fabulous authors in conversation as they discuss their new novels, their unique perspectives and experiences in the writing scene, and what it means to “Read Better”.

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Celebrating the Release of Lucy Black’s New Book, Stella’s Carpet

Blue Heron Studio

October 16 | 2021 - 3pm-5pm

TICKETS: FREE! (Register at link!)

This is an in-person event!

Join us in the Blue Heron Studio as we celebrate the release of Lucy Black’s new book Stella’s Carpet! This is planned to be an in-person event and we can’t wait to see all of you! Listen to Lucy speak about the book and get your chance to speak with her too- it will be a throwback to the good old days!

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A Bewitching Evening with Alice Hoffman and Bianca Marais

Zoom (virtual event)

October 19 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join Alice Hoffman and the delightful Bianca Marais to celebrate the stunning conclusion to the bestselling Practical Magic series.

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A Late Afternoon of Mystery with Jordan Tannahill and Heather O’Neill

Zoom (virtual event)

October 24 | 2021 - 3pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

Join internationally-acclaimed playwright Jordan Tannahill as he discusses his new, psychological thriller The Listeners with Heather O’Neill. A propulsive literary page-turner about a family torn apart by a mother’s obsession with a sound that no one else can hear, The Listeners is a novel you won’t be able to put down!

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The Book Drunkard in Partnership with Penguin Random House Canada Presents a Thrillingly Celestial Evening with Chris Hadfield

Zoom (virtual event)

October 26 | 2021 - 8pm

TICKETS: Buy his book "The Apollo Murder" to attend!

Join beloved Canadian astronaut, and bestselling author Chris Hadfield for a thrilling evening of suspense! Chris Hadfield will discuss his new novel The Apollo Murders, an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race, in a virtual event that is sure to be spectacular. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House, this is one event you don’t want to miss!

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Nod to Maud with Heather Tucker and Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Zoom (virtual event)

October 28 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST) with the purchase of either "Cracked Pots" or "The Good Son" - or purchase both books for $50.00 (+HST) and receive the event for free!

Join authors Heather Tucker and Carolyn Huizinga Mills in conversation with Lucy Black as they discuss their new novels, and celebrate Lucy Maud Montgomery and the lasting influence her stories have had on their writing and lives!

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Kathleen Winter and Daryl Sneath Explore the Rich Hidden Life of Women in History Through Undersong

Zoom (virtual event)

November 2 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

From Giller-shortlisted author Kathleen Winter (author of the bestseller Annabel) comes a stunning novel reimagining the lost years of misunderstood Romantic Era genius Dorothy Wordsworth.

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Award-Winning Author Michelle Good in Conversation with Bianca Marais

Zoom (virtual event)

November 4 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join us for a fabulous evening with powerhouse duo, Bianca Marais and Michelle Good as they discuss the bestselling and multi-award-winning Five Little Indians.

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Celebrate Putting your Device Away and Enjoying Family Dinners with Peter H. Reynolds

Zoom (virtual event)

November 7 | 2021 - 3:30pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST - includes a signed copy of "Our Table") or $47.99 (+HST - includes a signed copy of "Our Table", a signed tablecloth and a family meal from The Passionate Cook's Essentials)

Peter H. Reynolds’ new book Our Table is a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family leaving their technology and life’s distractions behind to come together with gratitude and thanks.

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A Thrilling Evening with Linden MacIntyre

Zoom (virtual event)

November 10 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join us for a thrilling evening with Giller prize winner Linden MacIntyre in conversation with Dr. Wendy O’Brien about The Winter Wives.

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Lauren B. Davis in Conversation with Kerry Clare

Zoom (virtual event)

November 13 | 2021 - 2pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join Lauren B. Davis in conversation with Kerry Clare about Even So and the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people.

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Calling all fans of the multi-award-winning book, ‘Wonder’ for an Afternoon with R. J. Palacio and Kevin Sylvester

Zoom (virtual event)

November 14 | 2021 - 3pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

Be sure to enter our black and white pet photography contest for ages 8-14 (see event for full details)!

Join Raquel as she discusses her fabulous new book, in an afternoon that is sure to inspire young and old alike!

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Terry Fallis and the Return of Angus McLintock

Zoom (virtual event)

November 16 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join Terry Fallis and award-winning journalist Ted Barris to celebrate the return of accidental MP Angus McLintock, in Operation Angus. Featuring special guest Kenneth Welsh recounting his experiences as the endearing (but crusty) Angus.

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A Taste of India – Alka Joshi and Uzma Jalaluddin

Zoom (virtual event)

November 18 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST - includes either 'The Henna Artist' or 'The Secret Keeper of Jaipur' and a recipe + spice packet) or $55.00 (+HST - includes 'The Secret Keeper of Jaipur,' 'The Henna Artist,' two recipes + two spice packets)

Alka Joshi, bestselling author of The Henna Artist returns with a follow-up to that critically acclaimed novel. To celebrate, we’re pairing with Lisa Hutchinson of The Passionate Cook’s Essentials to create a delectable evening of conversation, featuring the two fabulous novels, two recipes and two spice mixes, so you can re-create the story’s dishes at home!

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Launching Annabelle Murray’s new book of poetry, The Exact Shape of Me

Blue Heron Studio

November 21 | 2021 - 2pm-4pm

TICKETS: FREE! (Register at link!)

This is an in-person event!

Join us in person for the launch of Annabelle Murray’s new book of poetry The Exact Shape of Me. All proceeds from the purchase of the book will benefit Abbey Retreat Centre.

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A Fabulous Evening with Donna Morrissey and Dr. Wendy O’Brien

Zoom (virtual event)

November 24 | 2021 - 7pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is a BOOK FLIGHT event!

Join the always entertaining Donna Morrissey in conversation with interviewer extraordinaire Wendy O’Brien as they discuss Donna’s heartfelt memoir, Pluck.

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Celebrate the Holiday Season Anne of Green Gables-style with Kallie George

The Historic Leaskdale Church

November 28 | 2021 - 2pm

TICKETS: $30.00 (+HST)

This is an in-person event! (Kallie will be joining us virtually)

Join us as we decorate vintage Christmas ornaments and write Christmas cards to our kindred spirits, in celebration of the holiday season and Kallie George’s new book Merry Christmas Anne.

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The Book Drunkard in Association with HarperCollins Canada Presents an Evening with Ann Patchett and Bianca Marais

Zoom (virtual event)

December 1 | 2021 - 8pm

TICKETS: Purchase one of the selected Ann Patchett books to attend!

Join us for an evening with Ann Patchett and Bianca Marais as they discuss These Precious Days, a deeply personal collection of essays reflecting on home, family, friendships and writing.

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