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Authors Unbound Ottawa: A Series

Intimate events with good books and the people who write them.

Authors Unbound Ottawa: A Series

The idea behind Authors Unbound is simple: a series of intimate events in Ottawa to connect authors with their readers and provide an opportunity for dialogue and discovery, brought to you by your local independent bookstores.

Each season, we'll bring you new authors who are sure to excite, and the chance to connect with them and their stories.

Fall 2023 Season

Daniel Goodwin

Book Launch

October 10, 6:30pm

Daniel Goodwin

The Great Goldbergs

Celebrate the launch of The Great Goldbergs with author Daniel Goodwin.

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Premee Mohamed and E.D.E. Bell

Author meet & Greet

October 12, 7:30pm

Premee Mohamed
E.D.E. Bell

Meet authors Premee Mohamed and E.D.E. Bell, special guests at the Can*Con 2023, and chat about their books and writing.

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Katherine Battersby

Author event & storytime

October 15, 10am

Katherine Battersby

The Cranky Chicken

Meet author Katherine Battersby and hear her read from her hit kids graphic novel series, Cranky Chicken!

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Dan Beeby

Book launch

October 24, 7pm

Dean Beeby

Mass Murder, Police Mayhem: The Mass Casualty Commission

Ottawa author Dean Beeby for the launch of Mass Murder, Police Mayhem: The Mass Casualty Commission, a layperson’s guide to the report that explains how the senseless tragedy in Portapique happened, and how we can prevent such violence in the future.

@ Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.

Eric A Stanley and Toshio Meronek

LGBTQ+ Experiences

November 1, 7pm

Eric A. Stanley & Toshio Meronek

Atmospheres of Violence and Miss Major Speaks

Join Eric A. Stanley & Toshio Meronek in conversation as they present their books on Trans and Queer experiences in America.

@ Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.

Heather Menzies

Book launch

November 4, 6:30pm

Heather menzies

Meeting my Treaty Kin

Award-winning author and activist Heather Menzies invites you into a conversation about her new book, Meeting My Treaty Kin: A Journey Toward Reconciliation.

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Mary Fairhurst Breen

Author meet & GReet

November 5, 10am

Mary Fairhurst Breen

Pride and Persistence

Join author Mary Fairhurst Breen to talk about her new middle grade non-fiction book about important queer activists.

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Michael DeVillaer

Book launch

November 9, 7pm

Michael R. DeVillaer

Buzz Kill: The Corporatization of Cannabis

Attend the Ottawa launch of Buzz Kill, a wide-ranging exploration of the legalization of cannabis in Canada and what we can learn from it.

@ Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.

Manahil Bandukwala

Book launch

November 10, 7:30pm

Manahil Bandukwala
Nimra Bandukwala

Women Wide Awake

Join author Manahil Bandukwala to celebrate the launch of her new book, Women Wide Awake.

@ The Spaniel's Tale Bookstore, 1131 Wellington St. W.

Lesley Choyce

Book launch

November 16, 7pm

Lesley Choyce

The Untimely Resurrection of John Alexander MacNeil

Join author Lesley Choyce in celebrating his new novel, The Untimely Resurrection of John Alexander MacNeil.

@ Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.

Jessica Whitehead, Jennifer Falkner, Ann Douglas

Writers in Conversation

November 23, 7pm

Jessica Westhead
Jennifer Falkner
Ann Douglas

Join us for a conversation with three women writers discussing their compelling new books.

@ Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.

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