The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

2022 Events – Fall

Weekend Writer’s Retreat with Wendy O’Brien

Blue Heron Studio

September 30 | 2022 - October 2 | 2022

TICKETS: $250 + HST

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Whether you are a writer just beginning to discover your voice or in the midst of a project needing time and space to move forward, join Wendy O’Brien for a weekend writing retreat to find your voice and get started.

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In Conversation with Fredrik Backman [SOLD OUT]

Trail Hub

October 5 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: SOLD OUT

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Due to travel restrictions, Fredrik will have limited time to sign and take photos at the end of the event. Your copy of The Winners will have been pre-signed by Fredrik but he will be available to personalize after the event.

Join us at Trail Hub on October 5, 2022, at 7:00 pm as we listen in on Fredrik Backman discussing his new novel, The Winners, with store favourite, Terry Fallis.

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Dine on French Inspired Vegan Recipes with Hannah Sunderani [SOLD OUT]

Fig Kitchen

October 13 | 2022 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

TICKETS: SOLD OUT

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Fig Kitchen on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm for an amazing evening with author Hannah Sunderani as she presents her French-inspired vegan recipes worth sharing—and best served with two spoons!

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The Biblioasis Small Books Big Ideas Bash

Slabtown Cider Co.

October 15 | 2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TICKETS: Included in the Top Flight Package

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join Biblioasis publisher Dan Wells in a round table discussion with celebrated authors of his ‘Field Notes’ series, while enjoying sips and small bites.

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Fresh Seasonal Cuisine with Deirdre Buryk

Urban Pantry

October 20 | 2022 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

TICKETS: $115 + HST

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Urban Pantry Restaurant on Thursday October 20 at 6:30 pm for a fabulous evening of food and conversation as Deirdre Buryk shows us how to make the most of seasonal Ontario produce when it’s freshest!

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In Conversation with Ann-Marie MacDonald

Trail Hub

October 21 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $65 + HST (book included)

Join us on October 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm at The Trail Hub for a splendid evening of conversation as a beloved writer returns with a tale of science, magyk, love and identity.

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A Thrilling Book Launch with Alie & Hejsa Christensen

Blue Heron Studio

October 23 | 2022 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TICKETS: FREE | Pre-registration not required

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Blue Heron Books on Saturday, October 23rd from 1 – 4 pm as we launch the fabulous new book from local authors Alie and Hejsa Christensen.

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Off the Ice with Bryan Trottier & Stephen Brunt

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

October 25 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $60 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us on October 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm as we welcome renowned hockey great, Bryan Trottier and sportscaster Stephen Brunt to the stage at Wooden Sticks Golf Club.

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Spooky Family Fun with Jeremy John

Blue Heron Studio

October 29 | 2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TICKETS: FREE | Pre-registration not required

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us on October 29, 2022, at 2:00 pm at The Haunted Bookstore (Blue Heron Studio) for family friendly, spooky stories with BT host Jeremy John. Featuring a costume contest with the scariest costume taking home a very scary prize pack! Suitable for ages 8+

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A ‘Nod to Maud’: Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery

The Historic Leaskdale Church

October 29 | 2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

TICKETS: FREE | Pre-registration required

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us on October 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm as we celebrate the publication of Children and Childhoods in L.M. Montgomery:
Continuing Conversations. Featuring readings from the collection by the authors, and moderated by Emily Woster, this is an event you will not want to miss! Virtual attendance available. Link will be forwarded to all registrants one week prior to event.

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A Haunting Books and Brunch with Bianca Marais

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

October 30 | 2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

TICKETS: $60 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us on October 30, 2022 at 11:00 am at Wooden Sticks Golf Club for a haunting books and brunch with store favourite, Bianca Marais in conversation with Marissa Stapley.

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A Night of Poetry with Jesse Thistle

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

November 1 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $50 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Wooden Sticks on November 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm as Governor General Award-nominated poet, Rob Winger, engages Jesse Thistle in conversation about his beautiful and moving collection of poems and stories.

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In Conversation with David A. Robertson

Slabtown Cider Co.

November 2 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $50 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Slabtown Cider Co. on November 2, 2022, at 7:00 pm as we listen in on David A. Robertson in discussion with Daryl Sneath about his new adult novel, A Theory of Crows.

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A Remembrance Day Tribute with Ted Barris

Slabtown Cider Co.

November 9 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $60 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us at Slabtown Cidery on November 9, 2022, at 7:00 pm  for an evening of remembrance and conversation between local hero, Ted Barris and Canadian award-winning author and humourist, Terry Fallis as they discuss Ted’s newest addition to the Canadian history catalogue, Battle of the Atlantic.

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In Conversation with John Irving

Trail Hub

November 14 | 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $70 + HST (book included)

** All events in the 2022 fall festival lineup are IN PERSON EVENTS **

Join us on November 14, 2022, at 7:00 pm at The Trail Hub for an up close and personal discussion with the inimitable John Irving as he shares with us, The Last Chairlift.

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