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January 27 and February 24


March 31, April 28 and May 26

This is an opportunity to interact with a diverse line-up of exciting, contemporary authors in an intimate setting. An open-ended discussion format embraces the interests of all participants. Be prepared for a series of evenings ride with intellectual stimulation and social camaraderie!

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Year at a Glance

October 28, 2021

𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘓𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘺 follows the lives of six people as they manage the unprecedented world events in the decade between 1987 and 1997. Each are about to share a peculiar connection to the tiny Baltic nation of Lithuania; a ‘new’ country emerging from an elongated sleep. The years of loneliness and isolation are over; the world is changing – and so will they.

January 27, 2022

Carla Funk is a teenager with her hands on the church piano keys and her feet edging ever closer to the flames. Coming of age in a remote and forested valley—a place rich in Mennonites, loggers, and dutiful wives who submit to their husbands—she knows her destiny is to marry, have babies, and join the church ladies’ sewing circle. But she feels an increasing urge to push the limits of her religion and the small town that cannot contain her desires for much longer.

February 24, 2022

Mouallem explores the unknown history of Islam across the Americas, traveling to thirteen unique mosques in search of an answer to how this religion has survived and thrived so far from the place of its origin. Along this journey he comes to understand that Islam has played a fascinating role in how the Americas were shaped—from industrialization to the changing winds of politics. And he also discovers that there may be a place for Islam in his own life, particularly as a father, even if he will never be a true believer.

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March 31, 2022

In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she’s grown old. She knows that society fails the elderly massively, and so she tackles ageism and loneliness, friendship and companionship. She writes with pointed wit and acerbic humour about dinner parties and health challenges and forgetfulness and complicated family relationships and the pandemic — and lettuce. And she tells her story with the tremendous skill and beauty of a writer who has masterfully honed her craft over the course of her storied four-decade career.

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April 28, 2022

Faced with a constant stream of news reports of standoffs and confrontations, Canada’s “reconciliation project” has obviously gone off the rails. In this series of concise and thoughtful essays, lawyer and historian Bruce McIvor explains why reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is failing and what needs to be done to fix it.

May 26, 2022

Hanomansing captures the perspective and insights of doctors from coast to coast who accepted roles as public advocates and advisors, exploring the impact of unaccustomed celebrity as well as the skepticism, resistance and even hostility that sometimes went as far as death threats from Covid-deniers.