On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHUB on Thursday

10:30 am – 11:25 am


The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) invites you to join them for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors talk up their brand new creations.

1:00 pm – 1:25 pm

Canadians Can Be Villians, Too, Eh

Steve Ryan, Author, Dundurn Press
Sure, Canadians are known as a polite bunch, but some authors find the dark and twisted corners to explore. Three Dundurn Press authors share in the enduring fascination with true crime and mystery stories in their new books. Meet CP24 Crime Reporter and former homicide detective Steve Ryan as he talks about the seven cases that stay with him to this day in The Ghosts That Haunt Me. Journalist and true-crime author Nate Hendley dug into the archives to unearth the little-known First World War story of the sinking of Canadian hospital ship Llandovery Castle, the greatest loss of nurses’ lives during combat. And debut author Alexis Stefanovich-Thomson opens up about crafting a “maple noir” mystery set in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood during the tumultuous 1960s.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Crime Time

20 members of Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) will tantalize you with fast-paced introductions to their mystery, suspense and true crime titles and deliver an open-and-shut case for listing their books in your library. From cozies to procedurals, thrillers, and hard-boiled, we offer fiction and non-fiction stories for everyone.

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 librarians, readers, reviewers, fans of the genres, booksellers, and media.