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Connect with a variety of authors this month through our series of author talks. For registered events, register online using the links below or register by phone at 705-728-1010.  

Tanya Boteju: Bruised
April 29, 1-2pm

Boteju is an English teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Her latest YA novel, Bruised, has been selected as a Gold Standard Book by the Junior Library Guild. Join us as she chats about her newest book! *Registration required



Isabel Allende with Carmen Aguirre: The Soul of a Woman
April 15, 12-1pm

Allende discusses her latest book, The Soul of a Woman, where she meditates on aging, romance, love, and her feminist life. Join us in this live author talk hosted by One Page. *Registration Required


Catherine Gildiner: Good Morning, Monster*
April 22, 7-8:30pm

Join bestselling author Catherine Gildiner as she discusses Good Morning, Monster. Gildiner’s book focuses on five patients who overcame enormous trauma, along with her own tale of growth as a therapist. *Registration required.



Local Author Spotlight with Tyneisha Ternent 
April 26 (pre-recorded, no registration required)

Ternent creates poetry that empowers and connects with women. Join us as BPL staff speak with this local poet as part of our celebration for National Poetry Month. Read her first book, Bearing Fruit today.



Local Author Spotlight with Kiana Scott 
April 26 (pre-recorded, no registration required)

Barrie native Kiana Scott has always had an interest in poetry. After years of writing poems about her life, she decided to put it all together into a powerful story. Join BPL staff as we speak with Scott about her work, and read Life in Black N’ White today.



Cathy Marie Buchanan: Daughter of Black Lake
April 29,
New York Times bestseller Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of three novels. The most recent, Daughter of Black Lake, was chosen as Best Fiction for Fall by Entertainment Weekly and Parade Magazine. Join us for a live event as Buchanan discusses her newest book. *Registration required.


We also have an excellent French-language documentary for you to watch to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day, Antonine Maillet - The Possibilities Are Endless. From NFB Films, "This documentary takes us from Bouctouche to Montreal by way of Moncton to discover a great writer who has rarely spoken of herself with such candour and generosity. An unforgettable autobiographical document."



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