This Years Event

Prepare to join us on August 17, 2013.

The 2013 Grant Allen award for contributions to Canadian crime and mystery writing goes to Andrew Pyper,  author of LOST GIRLS, THE GUARDIANS, and the DEMONOLGIST.   Andrew’s psychologically intense, and often frightening, fiction is perfectly complemented by our guest authors:

  • Ian Hamilton, author of the award-winning Ava Lee series
  • Janet Bolin, author of the delightfully cozy Threadville series
  • Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase) a members of last year’s Grant Allen winners, the Ladies Killing Circle, and author of the Asthon Corners Book Club Mysteries
  • Gloria Ferris, whose first novel Cheat the Hangman, won the 2012 Bony Blythe Award for favourite light mystery
  • Guest lecture by Paul Schliesmann, author of Honour on Trial; The Shafia Murders and the Culture of Honour Killings.

The Day:

If you have registered, you will be getting an e-mail with all the details of the day’s events a few weeks before.  In the meantime, here is a rough schedule.  Note that the ferry from Kingston leaves in the morning on the half-hour, and takes half an hour to arrive. Therefore if you want to be in time for the workshop that begins at 9, take the 8:30 ferry.  When you get off the ferry, someone will be there to meet you.  For ferry details, click here

9 – 11: Optional Workshop (extra charge).  Barbara Fradkin leads a workshop on “Thrills, chills and laughter: essentials of the mystery sub-genres”

10 – 11: Meet the authors over coffee and muffins

11 – 12:  Author readings or talk

12 – 1:30: Lunch at the United Church. Walk to Anglican Church for the afternoon. Explore the Grant Allen Collection at the library

1: 30 – 2:30: Author panel discussion

2: 30 – 3:00: break

3:00 – 4:00: Guest Lecture

4:00 – 5:15: Grant Allen award presentation, interview with Andrrew Pyper and readings

5:30 – 6:30: Church supper.

Books will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Optional Workshop

Barbara Fradkin will lead the workshop.  Subject to be determined.

Join us for a day on bucolic Wolfe Island for author readings, a panel discussion, meet and greet breakfast, lunch, and our famous church supper as well as the award presentation and a guest lecturer on matters criminal.

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One Comment on “This Years Event”

  1. diana says:

    Looking forward to this amazing event…and seeing my friends.


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