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Author talks

Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series features a wide range of talented writers. Hear authors read from their books, ask questions, learn about the writing process, and find out more about their craft of telling captivating stories. For ages 13 and over.

Event schedule

Join every Wednesday, January 12 to March 9, 2022. All author talks are free with registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required.

Frances Itani
Frances Itani

Wed, Jan 12, 7-8 pm

Frances Itani is an award-winning author whose work has been translated and published in 18 countries. Her latest novel, The Company We Keep is a funny and deeply empathetic story about a group of six strangers who come together to learn that it’s never too late for a new beginning.

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Lisa Rochon
Lisa Rochon

Wed, Jan 19, 7-8 pm

Lisa Rochon is as an award-winning architecture critic and cultural commentator. She travelled to Florence many times to retrace the steps of Lisa del Giocondo, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci as she researched Tuscan Daughter, her new novel about a defiant female artist during the Italian Renaissance.

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Joshua Whitehead
Joshua Whitehead

Wed, Jan 26, 7-8 pm

Joshua Whitehead is a Two-Spirit, Oji-Cree member of Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. He is the author of Full-metal Indigiqueer Poems and the upcoming essay collection Making Love with the Land. His novel Jonny Appleseed is a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and winner of Canada Reads 2021.

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Linda Rui Feng
Linda Rui Feng

Wed, Feb 02, 7-8 pm

Linda Rui Feng was born in Shanghai and is currently a professor of Chinese cultural history at the University of Toronto. Her debut novel Swimming Back to Trout River was longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, it follows a father’s quest to reunite his family.

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Myriam Chancy
Myriam Chancy

Wed, Feb 09, 7-8 pm

Myriam Chancy was born in Port-au-Prince. Her novel Spirit of Haiti was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Another novel, The Loneliness of Angels won the Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award. Her latest work What Storm, What Thunder is an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.

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George Elliott Clarke
George Elliott Clarke

Wed, Feb 16, 7-8 pm

George Elliott Clarke is a poet, novelist, playwright, and critic. He grew up in Halifax and presently teaches African-Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. His latest work, Where Beauty Survived is a vibrant memoir about the cultural and familial pressures that shaped his life in the Black community of Atlantic Canada that he calls Africadia.

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Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill

Wed, Feb 23, 7-8 pm

Lawrence Hill is the celebrated author of The Book of Negroes and The Illegal. He is a member of the Order of Canada and winner of the Governor General’s Award for bringing Canadian history to a wider audience. His latest work Beatrice and Croc Harry explores issues of identity, dislocation, and courage in the face of oppression.

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Kamal Al-Solaylee
Kamal Al-Solaylee

Wed, Mar 02, 7-8 pm

Kamal Al-Solaylee is the award-winning author of Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes and Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone). His latest book Return: Why We Go Back to Where We Come From is a chronicle of global reach and personal desires. It’s a book for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to return to their roots.

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Angélique Lalonde
Angélique Lalonde

Wed, Mar 09, 7-8 pm

Angélique Lalonde is of Métis and Québecois heritage and lives on Gitxsan Territory in Northern British Columbia. Winner of the 2019 Journey Prize and a finalist for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, her debut short story collection Glorious Frazzled Beings is a love song to the places we call home.

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Previous sessions

Check out author talk highlights from previous sessions on our YouTube page.

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