Bell City Author Series

Some of our country's most-celebrated authors are coming to Brantford! 
Guests at each event will enjoy wine and cheese, along with an intimate discussion with authors who have received national and international acclaim. Plus, each event will have a book signing.
Tickets are $10 for each event. Or buy a series pass for $30.
If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please call us at 519-756-2220.   

2019/2020 Authors

Farah Heron & Jessica Westhead

Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. 
Farah Heron and Jessica Westhead kick the series off. Heron’s latest book Chai Factor is a romantic comedy and Westhead’s books and short stories have earned multiple nominations and awards, including landing on The Globe and Mail Top 100 book list.

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Emma Donoghue
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. 
Donoghue’s 2010 book Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and adapted into an academy award nominated film. Since she has written bestselling books The Wonder and Frog Music. Her upcoming book - Akin - will be released this fall.

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Alicia Elliott

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. 
Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford. Her best-selling first book, A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, was released this March to critical acclaim. She has also written many award-winning essays and her short fiction has been selected for many influential short story anthologies.

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Helen Humphreys

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Helen Humphreys' most recent acclaimed work of non-fiction is The Ghost Orchard. Her most previous, The Evening Chorus, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and was a national bestseller. Her memoir, Nocturne, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Previous novels include Coventry, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award; Afterimage, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; Leaving Earth, which won the Toronto Book Award; and The Lost Garden, which was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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