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.
Join every Wednesday, April 06, 2022 to June 09, 2022. All author talks are free with registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required.
Wed, Apr 6, 7-8 pm
Anna Yin was the inaugural poet laureate for Mississauga in 2015. She has authored five poetry collections and her latest work Mirrors and Windows: East-West Poems with Translations is a collection of English languages poets translated into Chinese, and contemporary Chinese poets translated into English.
Wed, Apr 13, 7-8 pm
Jasmin Kaur is a writer, illustrator, and spoken-word artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her writing, which explores feminism, social justice, survival, and love, acts as a means of healing and reclaiming identity. As a poet and teacher, she has toured across North America, the UK, and Australia to captivate audiences through her poetic storytelling.
Wed, Apr 20, 7-8 pm
By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, by weight. Now is the time to stop being so trashy and build less wasteful habits. Tara McKenna author of DON’T BE TRASHY: A Practical Guide to Living with Less Waste and More Joy, is passionate about sustainability and created The Zero Waste Collective. She will share simple strategies to live more sustainably and dramatically reduce the waste we produce.
Wed, Apr 27, 7-8 pm
Kelley Armstrong is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of three trilogies for teens: the Darkest Powers; Darkness Rising; and Age of Legends. She is also recognized for her Women of the Otherworld fantasy novels and a number of short stories and novellas she has penned.
Wed, May 4, 7-8 pm
Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author Susin Nielsen-Ferlund got her start writing for the hit TV series Degrassi Junior High. She went on to write for many Canadian TV series, and has authored several Young Adult and children’s books. In 2019, Nielsen received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award. Her most recent novel for young readers is Tremendous Things.
Wed, May 11, 7-8 pm
Pamela Korgemagi is a graduate of York University’s creative writing program. The Hunter and the Old Woman is her debut novel which creates a stunning portrait of a non-human mind and offers much room for reflection on modernity, urbanity, aging, ecological issues, and the duty that all living creatures have to each other in both life and death.
Wed, May 18, 7-8 pm
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her most recent book, Probably Ruby is an audacious, brave and beautiful book about an adopted woman’s search for her Indigenous identity. Lisa lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Wed, May 25, 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.
Wed, Jun 1, 7-8 pm
Samra Habib is a writer, photographer, and activist. As a journalist they covered topics ranging from fashion trends and Muslim dating apps to the rise of Islamophobia in the US. Their writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Advocate, and their photo project, “Just Me and Allah,” has been featured in Vice, The Washington Post and other media. They work with LGBTQ organizations internationally, raising awareness of issues that impact queer Muslims around the world. We Have Always Been Here is their first book.
Presented in partnership with Brampton Library.
David A. Robertson
Wed, Jun 8, 7-8 pm
David A. Robertson is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the 2021 Canadian Children’s Author of the Year, and winner of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. He is the author of award winning memoir Black Water, and writer and host of the podcast Kīwēw. He is a sought after speaker at literary festivals, and radio and television. Robertson is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.