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@LiteraryHoarder Our planning committee has done a great job. We squee a lot when they announce another author.
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RT @IreneMooreDavi1: She will be appearing at @BookFestWindsor this year, October 16th. https://t.co/9yLBplsyCF
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RT @francesamerikey: Former national TV/radio journalist and author, Carol Rose GoldenEagle, joins us to talk about her novel Bone Black, h…
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BookFest 2020 Authors


  • Caldwell, Claire

    Claire Caldwell is a writer, a children’s book editor at Annick Press, and a kids’ writing workshop facilitator. Her…

  • Dunnion, Kristyn

    Kristyn Dunnion is a Canadian writer who grew up in Essex County. She has published six fiction books,…

  • Farkas, Endre

    Endre Farkas was born in Hungary and is a child of Holocaust survivors. He and his parents escaped…

  • GoldenEagle, Carol Rose

    Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning…

  • Goodings, Lennie

    Lennie Goodings is Chair of the UK publishing house Virago Press. Her authors include, amongst many others, Margaret…

  • Heighton, Steven

    STEVEN HEIGHTON’s most recent books have received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is also the…

  • Homa, Ava

    Ava Homa is a writer, journalist and activist specializing in women’s issues and Middle Eastern affairs. She holds an…

  • Laliberte, Mark

    Mark Laliberte is a Canadian artist, writer, editor and graphic designer — and the creator of The 4PANEL Project….

  • Lau, Evelyn

    Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of thirteen books, including eight volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary…

  • Lockhart, Daniel

    D.A. Lockhart is the author of eight books, including Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend…

  • Ly, David

    David Ly is a writer and poet based in Vancouver, BC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in…

  • mclennan, rob

    Born in Ottawa, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls…

  • Messier, Mireille

    Née à Montréal et ayant grandi à Ottawa, Mireille Messier a complété des études en théâtre et en…

  • Mootoo, Shani

    Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA…

  • Murray, Drew

    Drew Murray grew up in Southwestern Ontario, obtained an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and had a…

  • Porter, Michelle

    Michelle Porter is a Red River Métis poet, journalist, and editor. She holds degrees in journalism, folklore, and…

  • Poulin, Andrée

    Andrée Poulin a publié une cinquantaine de livres pour les jeunes et a gagné plusieurs prix littéraires. D’abord…

  • Shafi, Hana

    Hana Shafi (a.k.a. Frizz Kid) is a writer and artist. Her visual art and writing frequently explores themes…

  • Smith, Laurie

    Laurie Smith earned her M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, having studied under Alistair…

  • Sonik, Madeline

    Madeline Sonik, originally from the Windsor area, is an award-winning and eclectic writer, anthologist, and teacher, who lives…

  • Spenst, Kevin

    Kevin Spenst, a Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong (both Anvil Press),…

  • Spinosa, Dani

    Dani Spinosa is a poet of digital and print media, an on-again-off-again precarious professor, the managing editor of the…