Windsor’s Literary Riches

We are extremely fortunate in Windsor to not only have such a richness of literary talent, but that those who are so good at telling our stories are willing to share their gifts with us.  With the recent passing of Alistair MacLeod, you hear again and again “I heard him speak…” He didn’t just put pen to paper to tell his stories. An evening in his presence was an opportunity to hear a master of the craft as he drew you into his tales with his soft-spoken manner and great wit. Everyone who heard him in person will remember the experience with great fondness. As Windsorites, we were blessed to call him one of our own.

Events with these literary giants are moving, entertaining, and enriching. For the third year in a row, Canadian icon Margaret Atwood presents us with the chance to experience first-hand another of our great writers in an intimate setting. This year Windsor-born Wayne Grady will be the featured author at the PIBO Windsor fundraiser, held at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club on May 7. Grady’s book, Emancipation Day, is a fascinating view on race and family dynamics. Apart from the attention-grabbing storyline, the descriptions of Windsor and its landmarks evoke memories and moods from our history.  Check it out from a branch near you, or from the comfort of your home from our ebook collection!

A great cause, a superb meal, an intimate setting, and a remarkable storyteller. This event, hosted by Margaret Atwood, with Paul Vasey as the master of ceremonies, will surely be the perfect mix of elements to celebrate Windsor’s literary wealth. For ticket information, email


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