IMG_7177Author’s are an integral and exciting part of the program at OLA Super Conference. We are happy to hosting many conference sessions, readings and signing opportunities with our favourite authors.

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CANSCAIP ­– Best Bets

Thursday 10:30 am – 11:25 am
Hot off the press! The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents 10 Members nominated to the OLA Best Bets Lists. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors talk up their brand new creations.

CANSCAIP ­– Forest of Reading®

Friday 10:30 am – 11:25 am
Thinking about bringing an author to your school? The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents 10 Members nominated for the Forest of Reading® Awards. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors share a glimpse into the story behind the story.

Crime Writers of Canada

Friday 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

The members of the Crime Writers of Canada, ranging from long-established favourites to up and coming first-timers, give you a fast-paced introduction to their newest mystery, suspense and true crime titles, and tell you why they should be in your library.

Celebrating 35 years, Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.

Author Signings

Keep checking back as new signings will be added right up until the conference!

Thursday

9:00 AM Andrew Larsen, The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie, Owlkids Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
9:00 AM Kathy Lundy, Conquering the Crowded Curriculum, Pembroke Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
9:30 AM Amanda Yuill, Substitute Teaching?, Pembroke Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:00 AM Matt James, The Funeral, Groundwood Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:00 AM Angie Littlefield, Tom Thomson’s Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food, Marangi Editions Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
10:00 AM Nancy Miller , Gang Girl, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:00 AM Jillian Tamaki, They Say Blue, Groundwood Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:30 AM Larry Swartz, Take Me to Your Readers, Pembroke Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:00 PM Karen Bass, Two Times a Traitor, Pajama Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:00 AM Michelle Kadarusman, The Theory of Hummingbirds, Pajama Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:30 AM Rebecca Bender, Slug Days, Pajama Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:30 AM Robert Priest, The Wolf is Back, Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:00 PM Lucy E.M. Black , The Marzipan Fruit Basket, Inanna Publications & Eleanor Courtown, Seraphim Editions Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
12:00 PM Catherine Graham, The Celery Forest, Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:00 PM Elizabeth Renzetti, Shrewed, House of Anansi Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:30 PM Ian Hamilton, The Iman of Tawi-Tawi, House of Anansi Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:00 PM Wallace Edwards, Woodrow at Sea, Pajama Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:30 PM Theo Heras, Baby Cakes, Pajama Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:30 PM Jennifer LoveGrove, Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes, BookThug Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Shannon Bramer, Precious Energy, BookThug Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Manjit Singh, Walking Through and Other Stories, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
2:00 PM Jessica Westhead, Things Not to Do, DCB/Cormorant Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:20 PM Paul Dunn, Outside, Playwrights Canada Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:40 PM Marie Beath Badian, The Making of St. Jerome, Playwrights Canada Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
3:00 PM Bamidele Adekunle, Eat Local, Taste Global, Wilfrid Laurier University Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
3:00 PM Glen C. Filson, Eat Local, Taste Global, Wilfrid Laurier University Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
3:00 PM Francine Fleming, Walking Through and Other Stories, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
3:30 PM Djamila Ibrahim, Things Are Good Now, House of Anansi Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
4:00 PM Glynis Guevara, Under the Zaboca Tree, Inanna Publications Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
4:00 PM Maria Jemmott, Walking Through and Other Stories, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
4:00 PM Paula Smellie, Walking Through and Other Stories, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
4:00 PM Geraldo Valério, Blue Rider, Groundwood Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
4:30 PM Carole Giangrande, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Inanna Publications Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
4:30 PM Margo LaPierre, Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes, Guernica Editions Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
4:30 PM Susan Marshall , NemeSIS, Blue Moon Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Friday

9:00 AM Melanie Florence, Stolen Words, Second Story Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
9:00 AM Thao Lam, Wallpaper, Owlkids Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
9:30 AM David Booth, What Is a “Good” Teacher?, Pembroke Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
9:30 AM Jennifer Gold, On the Spectrum, Second Story Press Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:00 AM A. B. Funkhauser, Shell Game, Solstice Publishing Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
10:00 AM Jennifer Mook-Sang, Captain Monty Takes the Plunge, Kids Can Press Kids Can Press booth #310
10:00 AM David Skuy, Run, DCB/Cormorant Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
10:30 AM Michelle Alfano, The Unfinished Dollhouse, DCB/Cormorant Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:00 AM Cryssa Bazos, Traitor’s Knot, Endeavour Press Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
11:00 AM Susan Hughes, What Happens Next, Owlkids Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:00 AM Carey Sookocheff, What Happens Next, Owlkids Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
11:30 AM Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves, DCB/Cormorant Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:00 PM Cheryl Antao-Xavier, Self-Publishing the professional way! 5 steps from raw manuscript to published book, In Our Words Inc Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
12:00 PM Markus Harwood-Jones, Romeo for Real, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:00 PM Lee Maracle, My Conversations with Canadians, BookThug Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
12:30 PM Gary Barwin, No TV for Woodpeckers, Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:00 PM George Elliott Clarke, Canticles I: mmxvii, Guernica Editions Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:00 PM Lisa de Nikolits, No Fury Like That, Inanna Publications Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:00 PM Joyce Grant, Sliding Home, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:00 PM Teuta Tarelli, The Invitation Part I and Part II, In Our Words Inc Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T
1:20 PM Kate Blair, Tangled Planet, DCB/Cormorant Books Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:20 PM Laurel Croza, The Whirlpool, Groundwood Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:20 PM Terri Favro, Once Upon a Time in West Toronto, Inanna Publications Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
1:30 PM Ted Staunton, Morgan the Brave, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Domenico Capilongo, send, Guernica Editions Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Irene Guilford, Waiting for Stalin to Die, Guernica Editions Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Dirk McLean, Tournament Fugee, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion
2:00 PM Peta-Gaye Nash, I Too Hear the Drums, In Our Words Inc Fearless Indies: authors/pubs booth #106T