Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Evergreen author Giles Blunt will be in East Gwillimbury tomorrow evening.

Meet him on Wed. Oct. 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm in Sharon at the Civic Centre. Tickets ($10, members $8) available at the libraries in Mount Albert and Holland Landing.

Hosted by the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Public Library, award-winning Canadian Blunt will read from his newest novel, By the Time You Read This, and others. This is a fantastic opportunity to be up close and personal with one of Canada's leading mystery writers.

Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay, Ontario which is thinly disguised as Algonquin Bay in his John Cardinal mystery series. Several of his novels have won awards: Forty Words for Sorrow (British Crime Writers’ Macallan Silver Dagger), The Delicate Storm (Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel), and Black Fly Season (one of Margaret Cannon’s Best Mysteries of the Year). The most recent By the Time You Read This is a Globe and Mail Best Book and a nominee for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger the biggest crime fiction award of the world. He has also written scripts for Law & Order, Street Legal and Night Heat.

Friday, October 19, 2007


The International Festival of Authors begins this week at the Harbourfront Centre. Running from October 17 to 27 the IFOA is the highlight of the literary year in Canada. This is great opportunity to attend readings and rub elbows with favourites like Margaret Atwood, Ian Rankin, Isabelle Allende, Elizabeth Hay, Peter Robinson, and more!

The IFOA includes readings, interviews, lectures and round table discussions as well as public book signings and a festival bookstore. The IFOA also presents a number of special events including readings by Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists, as well as the highly anticipated awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Literary fans in Georgina, a drive down to the city might be in order!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Evergreen a Hit, Favourite a tie!

Wednesday night readers from all over Georgina gathered at the Peter Gzowski branch in Sutton to discuss the 10 Evergreen 2007 books, eat some yummy treats and take home some great prizes. Thank you to everyone who dropped in for the Party!

We'd like to thank our sponsors who graciously donated prizes: Canadian Tire, The Cookshop and Marketplace, Village Traditions, Apples of Gold, Swiss Chalet, The Stephen Leacock Theatre, Georgina Leisure Pool, Sutton Home Hardware, Gem Theatre, Confidente Spa and Salon, and The Simcoe Arms. Thank you!!

Congratulations to the winners of our grand prizes: Wendy Hardman of Pefferlaw, Bobbi Sabatini of Keswick and Tatiana Vernon of Jackson's Point.

Wednesday we also voted for our favourite Evergreen book. There was a tie between Absolute Honour and The Birth House.

Votes will be accepted until Thursday, October 25, so please contact me, or leave a comment with your choice, and it will be counted.