Bookfest features a variety of workshops, activities and author events.
- 1:15 pm – In Conversation with Vincent Lam: Join Giller-prize winning author and physician Vincent Lam as he discusses his new book, On the Ravine, which explores the opioid crisis and questions how far a doctor is willing to go to save a life. Attend in person at Civic Centre Resource Library or register to attend virtually over Zoom: Vincent Lam Registration.
- 2:15 pm – Kids Writing Workshop with Joel Sutherland: Author Joel Sutherland, of the Haunted Canada series, teaches us the nuts and bolts of the entire writing process — from brainstorming ideas to shaping them on paper, right through to hosting your own book launch. For grades 3+. $5 per participant. Register here for the : Children’s Writing Workshop with Joel Sutherland.
- 2:30 – 4:00 pm:
o Reimagine Old Pages with Origami Canada
o Character Sketching with Irva
o Book Art with Lily
- 3 - 3:30 pm: Family Storytime
- 1-4 pm: Great Events throughout the afternoon:
o Local Author Showcase
o 30-second Pitch
o Audiobook Booth
o Author’s Photo Shoot
o Impromptu Blackout Poetry
o Whimsical Wordplay
o Meet Ollie