sunday, september 29


8th floor

Montalbano Family Theatre

Panel discussions on a variety of topics. Author talks on various topics. Check out other stages for more panel discussions.

comic talk: biography in comics

11:30am - 12:00pm

How our stories get told.

Joan Steacy, Aurora Borealice (Conundrum Press)

Sean Karemaker, The Ghosts We Know (Conundrum Press)

Host: Ian Boothby

crime writers of canada: setting in crime fiction

12:05 - 1:05pm

In this panel hosted by Crime Writers of Canada, five Canadian crime writers will discuss their use of setting and how it affects thrillers, whodunnits, and other stories of suspense.

Moderator: David Poulsen

Panelists: A.J. Devlin, Winona Kent, Niall Howell, Paulette McCarthy

Cooking Panel: Secrets from the Pros

1:10 - 2:10pm

Let these chiefs share some of their favourite secrets with you.

Moderator: Robert McCullough (Appetite by Random House)

Panelists: Rosie Daykin (owner of Butter Baked Goods Bakery Café and author of Let Me Feed You), Desiree Nielsen (registered dietician and author of the forthcoming Eat More Plants), Andrea Carlson (chef and author of the forthcoming Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land & Air)

Our Presence: Creative Writing Teachers on Best Practices

2:15 - 3:15pm

Words on inspiring our students.

Moderator: Jen Currin

Panelists: Betsy Warland, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Jónína Kirton and Cathy Stonehouse

What Poets Speak: A Conversation

3:20 - 4:20pm

Join these poets in the conversation of what they are doing right now.

Moderator: Rob Taylor

Panelists: Russell Thornton, Elizabeth Bachinsky and Raoul Fernandes


4:30 - 5:00pm

These two children authors share about rejection, perseverance, and strategies for growth when it comes to getting published.

Jane Wittingham and Mark David Smith

Host: Joyelle Brandt