Featured Author's books are available at a discount at Roselawn the night of Readings.
These venues provide vital support for our series.
Single tickets available at
Port Colborne Public Library
or reserve by phone or email
CanadianAuthorsSeries@gmail.com • 905-788-5345
7 Unforgettable Nights Each Season
Our 24th Season Continues
Thursday, November 30 - Tom Wilson
Talk at 8 pm, Tastings at 7pm.
Roselawn Centre For The Living Arts
Now in its 24th year, the renowned Canadian Authors Series is confirming authors for its 2017-18 season. Become a member and enjoy seven great evenings of entertainment that include wine, food, live music, an author reading, an engaging question and answer period and a book signing. It all takes place at Roselawn Centre for the Living Arts, a haunted but lovely Victorian Mansion featuring a 265-seat theatre!
The Canadian Authors Series is one of the best venues in Canada for writers to showcase their work. From September to May, we bring in the greats of Canadian literature to Port Colborne. Join us for seven unforgettable evenings.
In past seasons we were fortunate to welcome some of Canada's finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mordecai Richler, Anne Marie MacDonald, Farley Mowat, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams RIchards, Conrad Black, Stevie Cameron, Lawrence Hill, humourists William Thomas and Stuart McLean. Olympians Silken Lauman and Clara Hughes and boxer George Chuvalo have taken our stage. Occasionally we've been lucky enough to present contemporary personalities such as Mike Bullard, Sandra Shamas, Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Trudeau, Mary Walsh, Rex Murphy, Lloyd Robertson, and Dr. David Suzuki.
The series has now placed 11,000 Canadian books into the hands of readers. Over the years the series donated more than $30,000 to charities including the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre, Port Cares, Easter Seals and the United Way.
November's Author is TOM WILSON, a three-time Juno winning Canadian musician with multiple gold records. He has written for and recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family. His band Junkhouse has scored eleven top-ten hits, and his iconic, Americana-fuelled Blackie and the Rodeo Kings was widely publicized for its presence on George Bush’s iPod. Tom’s most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive praise and airplay throughout the United States, where he’s been touring for the last two years as a result. His art has shown in galleries in New York City, Vancouver, Toronto and more recently, Ottawa. The author lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Thursday, Sept. 28 - Peter Edwards
Thursday, Oct. 26 - Carol Off
Thursday, Nov. 30 - Tom Wilson
Thursday, Feb. 22 - Ken Dryden
Thursday, March 29 - Amanda Lang
Thursday, April 26 - To Be Announced
Thursday, May 31, 2017 - To Be Announced