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Wine & Words

Enjoy celebrated Canadian authors paired with exceptional Canadian wines. Each month will feature an author, live at a local winery. Tickets are $25. Each author's latest novel will be paired with a local VQA wine from the host winery. Ticket includes a glass of wine and food pairing. The authors will discuss their latest work, give the audience an opportunity to ask questions and purchase a signed book. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the presentations begin at 7:00 pm.

Eventbrite - Wine & Words with Andrew Westoll

2016-2017 Season's Featured Authors

Andrew Westoll
Thursday, September 15 at
Stratus Vineyards

Andrew Westoll is an award-winning author, journalist and teacher based in Toronto. A former primatologist-in-training, Andrew traded the real jungle for the concrete one a long time ago, but his experiences with wild animals still inform his work. Most of his writing explores one corner or another of our fraught, curious and ever-evolving relationship with the natural world.

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Jennifer Robson
Wednesday, October 5 at Reif Estate Winery

Jennifer Robson is an international best-selling author of historical fiction. An academic by background, a former editor by profession, and a lifelong history geek Jennifer is the author of three novels set during and after the First World War.

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Andrew Pyper
Wednesday, November 2 at Konzelmann Estate Winery

Andrew Pyper is the author of The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for the Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. Four of Pyper’s novels, including The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto.

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Emma Donoghue
Wednesday, February 15 at Peller Estates Winery

Emma Donoghue is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize[2]and an international best-seller. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award.[3] and Slammerkin (2000) won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction.[4] Room was adapted into a film of the same name, which Donoghue wrote the screenplay for, and she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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George Elliott Clarke
Wednesday, March 1 at Southbrook Vineyards

George Elliott Clarke is a Canadian poet and playwright and is currently serving as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. His work largely explores and chronicles the experience and history of the Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography that Clarke refers to as "Africadia".

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Sally Christie
Wednesday, April 5 at Caroline Cellars

Sally Christie is the author of The Sisters of Versailles and The Rivals of Versailles. She was born in England and grew up around the world, attending eight schools in three different languages. She spent most of her career working in international development and currently lives in Toronto.

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Featured Books

The Jungle South of the Mountain

by Andrew Westoll

The Jungle South of the Mountain

by Andrew Westoll

In an unnamed country on the northern coast of South America, scientist Stanley is deeply embedded in the life of the rainforest. He’s been studying a troop of capuchin monkeys for eight years—seven since his wife, Maria, left him, and their mentor, Professor Collymore, mysteriously disappeared.

The Jungle South of the Mountain is a powerful, brilliantly imagined novel about the stories we believe, the lies we tell and the choices we make to protect what we love.

Moonlight Over Paris

by Jennifer Robson

Moonlight Over Paris

by Jennifer Robson

USA Today and internationally bestselling author Jennifer Robson takes readers to 1920s Paris in an enthralling historical novel that tells the riveting story of an English lady who trades in her staid aristocratic life for the mesmerizing salons and the heady world of the Lost Generation.

The Damned

by Andrew Pyper

The Damned

by Andrew Pyper

The Damned, Andrew Pyper’s latest thriller, is a novel that will get your heart racing without insulting your intelligence. Orchard “died” trying to save his evil twin sister, Ash, from a burning house. How she got into that house and who set the fire becomes part of the novel’s central mystery, but what is never in question is that the malevolent spirit of Orchard’s sister extends far beyond the grave. “Love never dies” is a popular sentiment – but what about hate? Pyper sets out to construct a secular mythology for our modern times and, in the process, to scare the wits out of readers.

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, THE WONDER works beautifully on many levels--a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

The Motorcyclist

by George Elliott Clarke

The Motorcyclist

by George Elliott Clarke

Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porter’s prosaic—at times humiliating—existence. Taking place over one dramatic year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Motorcyclist vividly recounts Carl’s travels and romantic exploits as he tours the backroads of the east coast and the bedrooms of a series of beautiful women. Inspired by the life of George Elliott Clarke’s father, the novel tells the story of a black working-class man caught between the expectations of his times and gleaming possibilities of the open road.

In vibrant, energetic, sensual prose, George Elliott Clarke brilliantly illuminates the life of a young black man striving for pleasure, success and, most of all, respect.

The Enemies of Versailles

by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles

by Sally Christie

The third and final book about the mistresses of Louis XV, The Enemies of Versailles, focuses on the fabulous Comtesse du Barry. She had an extraordinary life and worked her way from the back streets of Paris to the halls of Versailles. Louis XV’s daughters, led by the indomitable Madame Adelaide, vow eternal enmity to the low-born countess and enlist the young dauphiness Marie Antoinette in their fight against her. But as the French Revolution draws closer, a prostitute in the palace soon becomes the least of their concerns.

Past Authors

Peter Kavanagh
Kim Thuy
Lawrence Hill
Terry Fallis
Anthony De Sa
Catherine Gildiner
Wayne Johnston
Richard B. Wright
Peter Robinson
Alison Pick
Linden MacIntyre
Brad Smith
Donna Morrisey
Linwood Barclay
Ania Szado
Camilla Gibb
Susan Swan
Vincent Lam
Cathy Marie Buchana
Giles Blunt
Helen Humphreys
Maureen Jennings
Terry Fallis
Ian Hamilton