Authors' Night: Headwaters Arts Festival
- Fri Sep 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Headwaters Arts Festival presents Author's Night, a literary celebration! On Friday, September 23rd meet the authors behind your favourite books and find out what inspired them. Featured authors include Peter Behrens, Camilla Gibb, Guy Gavriel Kay and Nicola Ross.
PETER BEHRENS: Carry Me
Peter Behrens, a Montreal- born novelist, screenwriter and short story author, is currently a Fellow at Harvard. His first novel, Law of Dreams, won the Governor General’s Award. Carry Me, his third novel, is the diary of Billy Lange who is driven to Germany from his childhood home on the Isle of Wight by WWI. There he dreams of a new life on the plains of America. Brilliantly conceived and profoundly moving, Carry Me is an unusual love story, an historical epic and a lucid meditation on Europe’s violent 20th century.
CAMILLA GIBB: This Is Happy
Camilla Gibb is the author of 4 acclaimed novels and has won the Trillium Award, the Toronto Book Award and the CBC Short Story Prize. She is currently a Professor at U of T’s Victoria College. This is Happy, her introspective memoir, reveals the emotions that overwhelmed her as her vision of a longed-for family shattered. Raw and unflinching, intelligent and humane, This is Happy asks the big questions and answers in tender moments of the everyday.
GUY GAVRIEL KAY: Children Of Earth And Sky
Guy, a member of the Order of Canada, has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and assisted Christopher Tolkien in editing the Silmarillion. He was also one of the authors at the very first Headwaters Arts Authors’ Event 20 years ago! Children of Earth and Sky is set against the tumultuous backdrop of Renaissance Europe. A web of intrigue, war, romantic history and a little bit of speculative fantasy impact the lives of ordinary citizens when empires and faiths collide.
NICOLA ROSS: Moderator
A columnist with In The Hills magazine, and author of five books including Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola is excited that Halton Hikes: Mostly Loops & Lattes will be on sale in November.
This inspiring event takes place at the Orangeville Opera House (87 Broadway, Orangeville). Tickets: $30 (tax inclusive) available for purchase at Headwaters Arts Gallery, Booklore or online.