One of the best-selling authors of 2021 and a Canada Reads finalist will participate in upcoming author discussions through the Brantford Public Library.
Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians, and Natalie Zine Wolschots, author of Hench, will participate in virtual author talks. People can register for the free events through the library’s website, by visiting the library or calling 519-756-2220, ext. 2.
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Traditionally, these events were held in person. Past participants include New York Times best-selling authors Joy Fielding and Emma Donoghue and Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings.
Wolschots will participate in an author talk on April 12 at 7 p.m. Hench was chosen as a selection in the 2021 Canada Reads contest. National Public Radio raved about Hench, saying the book is “smart and imaginative; an exemplary rise-of-darkness story.” In addition to being an author, Wolschots is a writer and game designer whose work includes live action role-playing scripts, heavy metal music journalism and videogame lore.
On May 5, Good, a member of Saskatchewan’s Red Pheasant Cree Nation, will discuss Five Little Indians, which CBC Books listed as the best-selling Canadian title of 2021. This is a rescheduled event from 2021. People who had registered previously do not need to sign up again.
Due to the high demand, the library has added increased capacity for Good’s talk.
Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Award.
Good’s novel deals with the efforts of five residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and move forward.
Aspiring writers are encouraged to register for the library’s two-part interactive series, Better Writing, with Brantford’s Larry Brown on March 30 and April 2.
Having published stories in magazines from across the country, Brown will help people develop story ideas, express character and integrate dialogue into a narrative. In addition to his workshop, Brown also will provide feedback on manuscripts through a program called Office Hours with an Author, which takes place April 6 and 9.
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