Tag Archives: Local Authors

By The River January Meeting ReBooked

The December 13 meeting of BY THE RIVER, Readers series is now rebooked and will  happen on Wednesday January 17. Urban Farmhouse Press hopes this date works better for your busy holiday schedule and you will attend in the new year, as this meeting will present the published collection of the works of 2016-2017 readers. Place is the same (Ouellette lobby, Central Branch),  & no change to the time (starts 6:30 p.m.). ...
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Launch of new book by author Fartumo Kusow on December 4

Fartumo Kusow, a Windsor high school English teacher, will mark the launch of her new novel Tale of a Boon’s Wife with a talk at the Windsor Public Library, Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave), on Monday December 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Community Living Room, 1st Floor. Kusow fled Somalia just as its years-long civil war was starting. She made her way to Canada, settling in Windsor where she earned an Honours Degree in English...
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By the River — Author readings series moves to Central Branch

For the months of November and December 2017, Urban Farmhouse Press organized author readings series, By the River, will be moving to the Central Branch on Ouellette Avenue.  Meetings will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge for parking in the municipal lot behind the library after 6 o’clock in the evening. In addition to the readings, the November 15 meeting will feature art work from SHO....
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It’s not about Exercise

On Saturday, October 14, local writer Marty Gervais presented a slide show at the Central Branch to promote his recently released nonfiction book, FIVE DAYS WALKING FIVE TOWNS: TOURING WINDSOR’S PAST. If you were unable to attend, there will be additional dates after October 23 to hear the author and purchase copies of his book.  More information can be found on the Biblioasis events page....
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Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Wednesday, May 11 to meet school children, read from his works and interact with members of the Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club. He will be reading from 9:35-10:30 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis...
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Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on Wednesday, May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club.  He will be reading from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis reads, entertains and...
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Scrabble Tournament

Have fun with words.  Join us for our first Scrabble tournament Words with Windsorites, hosted by the ‘XPress Self-Publishing Lab. We have arranged for some celebrity wordsmiths like Christopher Paul Curtis, Paul Vasey, Rino Bortolin and others, to be challenged by you in a fun and friendly game of Scrabble.  The event will be moderated by CBC’s Tony Doucette, and will be full of good-natured competition.  In addition to bragging rights, the...
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Writers at Windsor Public Library

Though the auditorium held close to 50 people, you could hear a pin drop.  The silence was broken only by the soft scratching of pen on paper or the quiet clicking of people typing away on their laptops.  The overwhelming attendance at the first night in a series of Writers’ Workshops presented by Madeline Sonik, writer-in-residence at the University of Windsor, makes a loud statement about the wealth of literary...
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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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Celebrate National Youth Arts Week

Join us Thursday, May 1 at 5 pm as we launch a brand new book Our World. This book is made entirely of contributions by newcomer youth in Windsor. The artists and storytellers have a unique perspective on our world, and we are pleased to have been able to put together this compilation of works. There will be author readings, a chance to chat with all the contributors, refreshments, and a...
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