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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

All author talks are free with registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required.

Zarqa Nawaz
Zarqa Nawaz

Wed, Sep 21, 7-8 pm

Zarqa Nawaz, creator of internationally renowned CBC comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, is the author of the memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Her latest work Jameela Green Ruins Everything is a hilarious satire about a disillusioned American Muslim woman who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization and, in the process, reconnects with her loved ones and her faith.

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Sandra SG Wong
Sandra SG Wong

Wed, Oct 12, 7-8 pm

Sandra SG Wong writes fiction across genres. She is a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence and a nominee for the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Sandra has been involved with literary organizations across Canada and the United States. She also serves as Immediate Past President of Sisters in Crime. Her most recent novel In the Dark We Forget is gripping tale about amnesia, identity, family, and a $47 million winning lottery ticket. 

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Danielle Daniel
Danielle Daniel

Wed, Nov 9, 7-8 pm

Danielle Daniel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Like many Francophones with origins in Quebec, she shares an ancestral link to the people who inspired Daughters of the Deer, a first novel that springs from the story of what happened to the daughter of an Algonquin woman and a soldier/settler from France. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and lives in the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Sudbury, Ontario).

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Maxwell Smart
Maxwell Smart

Wed, Dec 14, 7-8 pm

Maxwell Smart was eleven years old when his entire family was killed before his eyes, and he repeatedly escaped death at the hands of Nazis by hiding in the Polish forest. The Boy in the Woods is a remarkable story of a man who survived war and emerged as a celebrated artist. 

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Previous sessions

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

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