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Local Author Meet and Greet


Local Author Meet and Greet

Join us for a meet and greet with local authors at the Painswick Branch on December 3rd! Attend author talks, buy new books and get the chance to win one for free. 

Author Talks
10:15 am - Barrie Doyle: "Fiction is good for you: Fact or Fiction?".
10:30 am - Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about her books.
10:45 am - Anita Arvast: "True crime: What the media doesn't tell you".
11:00 am - Mark Jacquemain will talk about his book.
11:15 am - Tina Amiri will give tips on writing fiction.
11:30 am - Tracy L. Ward: "Historical Fact in Fiction".
11:45 am - Brian Horeck will talk about his newest book.
12 noon - Bruce Meyer: "What to remember about poetry."

Win a book by one of these authors:
Barrie Doyle, Bianca Lakoseljac, Bruce Meyer, Tina Amiri, Tracy L. Ward, Anita Arvast, Linda LaForge

Book sale:
Authors will sell their own books. Debit is not available for this, so please bring cash.

Featuring local authors:
Aaron Reynolds, copywriter/blogger for PIE magazine;
Anita Arvast, author of “Bloody Justice: The Truth Behind the Bandidos Massacre at Shedden” and “What Killed Jane Creba: Rap, Race and the Invention of a Gang War”;
Barrie Doyle, author of “The Excalibur Parchment” and “The Lucifer Scroll”;
Bianca Lakoseljac, author of “Stone Woman”, and “Summer of the Dancing Bear”;
Brian Horeck, author of “Minnow Trap” and “Frozen Beneath”;
Bruce Meyer, author of 49 books of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and literary journalism;
Damian Lopes, Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie;
Mark Jacquemain, author of “Million Dollar Family”;
Linda LaForge, author of “Ashes” and "How to Draw in Ten Sessions" and organizer of Barrie's monthly reading session, Word Up;
Tina Amiri, author of “Whatever The Impulse”;
Tracy L. Ward, author of the Marshall House mysteries;
Shelley Moore, author of "Can You Find the Phone";
Peter McPhie, author of “Deadly Conviction”.......and more!

It’s your chance to talk to local authors, listen to their stories, and win a book!

Open to all ages.

Painswick - Massie Family Program Room