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Oakville Public Library hosts world-renowned authors for “In Conversation With…” – a series for inquisitive minds

This fall and winter Oakville Public Library (OPL) welcomes a truly spectacular line-up of nine world-renowned authors for intimate conversations and discussions on their work and lives as part of the “In Conversation With…” series, in partnership with the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books.

The series starts in September, when OPL hosts novelists Esi Edugyan, a long-listed candidate for this year’s Man Booker Prize, and Linwood Barclay, an international bestselling author. Continuing into October, Dave Bidini joins us to talk about his fast and poignant chronicle Midnight Light, and the esteemed former Governor General David Johnston will enthrall audience members with a discussion of his latest piece, Trust: Twenty Ways to Build a Better Country.

Also in October, author Eden Robinson visits Oakville to present her captivating book, Trickster Drift, and the astronaut Dr. David Williams will fascinate audiences with stories about his zero gravity adventures, as detailed in his new memoir Defying Limits.

The “In Conversation With…” series continues into November with the former Chief Justice of Canada, Beverly McLachlin, discussing her razor-sharp thriller, Full Disclosure, and actor and author Jay Baruchel presenting his new book Born Into It, which chronicles his memories as a die-hard fan of the Montreal Canadiens. The series wraps up in December when bestselling cookbook author and ‘Canada’s baking sweetheart’, Anna Olson, comes to town.

“This series is the result of a truly collaborative effort to bring such talented authors to Oakville and provide the community with unforgettable literary events”, says Ian Elliot, owner of A Different Drummer Books. “Not only does this series provide the opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s most illustrious authors, it offers an intimate setting for audience members to ask questions and meet these influential, internationally celebrated people of letters.”

For a full list of dates, times and ticket prices, please visit www.opl.ca. All “In Conversation With…” events are held in the beautiful Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and tickets are currently available for purchase on www.oakvillecentre.ca.