Allan Stratton at VPL!

Allan StrattonVaughan Public Libraries is thrilled to host award-winning author Allan Stratton for an author visit October 14th at 3:00pm! In fact, we’re even more thrilled than just thrilled, because we’re going to be having Stratton visit us for two events!

  1. Author Visit at Woodbridge Library (for which information you’ll find above); and
  2. Unleash Your Story at Pierre Berton Resource Library, which is a teen event that happens the same October 14, in the evening hours from 7:00 – 11:30pm. Remember to pre-register! (You can find some more info on the Teen Vortex for this event also.)

Stratton has been nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award under the Young People’s Literature – Text category for his new novel The Way Back Home, a teen-adult crossover title, of which he will be doing a fifteen-minute reading. Here is what the novel is about, as taken from Stratton’s site:

Zoe Bird is angry and lonely, bullied by her cousin and disbelieved by her parents. Her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer’s is worsening. When her parents decide to put Granny in a home, Zoe hits the road with Granny to find her long-lost uncle. But there are hard home truths along the way.

Stratton also talks about why he wrote the book on his own site, so you can take a look at that and think about what you would like to talk to Stratton about or ask him in the Q&A session after the reading.

For more of Stratton’s works, take a look through our catalogue.

Vaughan Public Libraries appreciates the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this reading series.