Noon-Hour Reading Series at the Main Library

The Main Library is presenting eight of Ottawa’s finest authors as part of a Noon-Hour Reading Series on Wednesdays during the months of January, February and March. Each program will run from noon to 1 p.m. and will consist of a reading and book signing.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: Frances Itani, award-winning poet, short story writer and author of Deafening, reads from Remembering the Bones
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23: Elizabeth Hay reads from Late Nights on Air (2007 Scotiabank Giller winner)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30: Mary Borsky reads from Cobalt Blue. “Most loved living Canadian writer” - New Quarterly Magazine
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6: Charles de Lint reads from Promises to Keep (World Fantasy Award winner and master of mythical fiction)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13: Mary Jane Maffini, Ellis-Award-winning author of two Ottawa-based mystery series, reads from Too Hot to Handle
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: Rick Mofina, former reporter & Ellis Award winner of suspense thrillers reads from A Perfect Grave
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: John Metcalf, writer, editor, critic and anthologist, reads from Shut Up, He Explained: A Literary Memoir
  • Wednesday, Mar. 5: Barbara Fradkin, 2007 Ellis Award-winning writer of the Inspector Green mysteries, reads from Dream Chasers
Drop by for a free coffee and bring your lunch. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Collected Works. The Main Library is located at 120 Metcalfe St. Programs will be held in the Auditorium. For more information, please call 613-580-2940.

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