Canadian Authors Panel in Honour of Canada's 150th Birthday
May
25
2:00 pm14:00

Canadian Authors Panel in Honour of Canada's 150th Birthday

  • Toronto Public Library - Wychwood Children's Program Room

Enjoy the discussion of a panel of authors of Fiction and Non-Fiction. The panel consists of Linda Silver Dranoff, Charlotte Fielden, researcher Lois Secord Steen & Sharon Marcus. Books will be available for signing.

FOLD: The Writers' Hub
May
7
12:00 pm12:00

FOLD: The Writers' Hub

  • City Hall (Main Atrium)

Talk one-on-one with publishing professionals at this fair-style event. Publishing professionals with open-submissions answer questions and discuss the types of books they publish and ways to submit query letters. Whether you are an emerging or established writer, this is an event you do not want to miss. This event is sponsored by the Ontario Book Publisher’s Organization.

FOLD Opening Gala: Resilience and Triumph
May
5
6:30 pm18:30

FOLD Opening Gala: Resilience and Triumph

  • City Hall (Main Atrium)

Facing adversity, isolation, marginalization, patriarchy, and racism, four compelling Canadian voices reveal the strength, inspiration, and resilience that helped them claim their place in a new homeland. This session is funded by ONTARIO 150 and in partnership with Second Story Press and the City of Brampton.

Authors for Indies
Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

Authors for Indies

On April 29, independent bookstores across the country, along with the authors they love, will celebrate as a part of Canadian Authors For Indies Day. Come join them for the nationwide event organized by authors to celebrate the important role that independent bookstores play. This special day gets people out to bookstores, showcases local writers and supports Canadian publishers.

Beth Goobie at McNally Robinson
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Beth Goobie at McNally Robinson

  • McNally Robinson

Beth Goobie reading from The Pain Eater, finalist for the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award, the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, and the Young Adult Literature Award

Breaking Faith Book Launch
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Breaking Faith Book Launch

  • A Different Drummer Books

I chase the dragon again…

Faith just wants to be loved and to live without the weight of addiction. But the lure of drugs is strong.

Book signing by author E. Graziani and talk by youth mental health expert Dr. Vimala Chinnasamy.

Gone to Pot Book Launch
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Gone to Pot Book Launch

  • Nelson Public Library

A flat broke grandma puts her green thumb to good use. Join us as we launch Jennifer Craig's hilarious new book, Gone to Pot

 

Reading For The Love of It 2017
Feb
23
Feb 24

Reading For The Love of It 2017

  • Sheraton Centre Hotel

Find Second Story at Booth #1201 in the Exhibitors’ Display on the Lower Concourse

The Reading for the Love of It Conference is regarded as pre-eminent in bringing together local, national and international authorities in the field of literacy. Held annually in Toronto, the goal of the conference is to provide a wide spectrum of speakers to inspire and provoke thinking about literacy issues, and to promote the lifelong love of reading, all at an affordable cost to delegates.

Booklist Webinar—Teaching Tolerance
Feb
14
1:00 pm13:00

Booklist Webinar—Teaching Tolerance

As stories of bullying fill the news, many teachers, librarians, and parents are looking for helpful resources. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Second Story Press and Lee & Low publishers present titles that aim to engender empathy and understanding for others. Additionally, assistant professor of teacher education Amina Chaudhri will offer tips on how to use books to prevent bullying. Moderated by Sarah Hunter, Books for Youth Senior Editor.