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Enjoy celebrated authors paired with exceptional 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 7:15 pm and the presentations begin at 7:30 pm. 

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This Year's Authors

Karma Brown

September 12th 2018
at
Chateau des Charmes
Karma Brown

Karma has always loved the written word. As a kid she could usually be found with her face buried in a book, or writing stories about ice-skating elephants. Now that she’s (mostly) grown up, she’s a bestselling author whose debut novel, Come Away with Me, was a Globe & Mail Best 100 Books of 2015. Karma’s next two novels, The Choices We Make and In This Moment, also earned spots on both the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestseller lists. Her fourth novel, The Life Lucy Knew, hits shelves June 12, 2018.

Michael Redhill

October 10th 2018
at
Colaneri Estate Winery
Michael Redhill

MICHAEL REDHILL is a Giller Prize-winning novelist, poet and playwright. He is the author of the novels Consolation, longlisted for Man Booker Prize; Martin Sloane, a finalist for the Giller Prize; and most recently, Bellevue Square, winner of the 2017 Giller Prize. He has written a novel for young adults, four collections of poetry and two plays, including the internationally celebrated Goodness. He also writes a series of crime novels under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. He lives in Toronto, ON.

Joel Thomas Hynes

November 14th 2018
at
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Joel Thomas Hynes

Joel Thomas Hynes is a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, actor, producer, director and musician, known for his irreverent, oftentimes dark and uproarious characters and a raw, unflinching vision of modern underground Canada

Tanya Talaga

February 13th 2019
at
The Hare Wine Company
Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga focuses on indigenous issues and investigative reporting. She has been part of two teams that won project of the year National Newspaper Awards. Nominated four times at the Michener Awards for public service journalism, she was named the Atkinson Fellow for public policy in 2017.

Adam Shoalts

March 13th 2019
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Southbrook Vineyards
Adam Shoalts

Adam Shoalts has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada's arctic. He's also an historian, archaeologist, and geographer. Shoalts' doctoral research at McMaster University examined the influence indigenous oral traditions had on European explorers in Canada's subarctic and West Coast. He has done archaeology in four countries and enjoys long walks in the woods.

Joanna Goodman

April 17th 2019
at
Caroline Cellars
Joanna Goodman

JOANNA GOODMAN is the author of four previous novels, including Canadian bestseller, The Finishing School. Her stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Ottawa Citizen, B & A Fiction, Event, The New Quarterly, and White Wall Review, as well as excerpted in Elisabeth Harvor’s fiction anthology A Room at the Heart of Things.