January 16th, 2017

Some attend the conference to connect with peers. Some attend it for the education. And some attend the conference to meet the latest and greatest Canadian authors! We’re excited to let you know who will be attending the 2017 Super Conference.

Find information on author events on the EXPO floor here. Check this page often for updates.

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  • Authors in the ClassroomInspiration and motivation is amplified by having authors in the classroom to work directly with students on the creation, editing and production of a short story. This Thursday workshop is based on this experience and classroom potential, as students get the opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with an author as they work.
  • Meet Evergreen Award Winner Plum Johnson – On Friday, the Evergreen Award will be accepted by author Plum Johnson. She will also discuss her novel, her reaction to winning the Evergreen Award, and her upcoming works. This engaging session will also announce the 2017 Evergreen nominees.
  • The Great Canadian Read-Alike Roundup – One of the unfortunate realities of readers’ services is that the books patrons ask for the most are the ones least likely to be on the shelf. Having a go-to arsenal of books with similar themes and appeals is a fool-proof way to ensure your patron doesn’t leave the library empty handed.
  • Best Bests – Join the OLA Best Bets Committee in a presentation of the 2016 “Best Bets” lists of Canadian literature for children and teens. We read all of the year’s books so you don’t have to!
  • The Seven Prequels: How it all Began – Bestselling authors Sigmund Brouwer, Norah McClintock, Shane Peacock, Richard Scrimger, Ted Staunton, Eric Walters and John Wilson team up for the third instalment of Seven.
  • Author Events – Author’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. Keep checking back as new signings will be added right up until the conference!
  • Book Pre-Orders – Avoid the lines and guarantee your copy! Pre-order the keynote speaker titles today and pick-up them up at Super Conference. All orders will be available from The Library Marketplace located in Room 205B.