Saturday, March 2, 2024

Meaford Public Library’s Koffee House Reads starts in March


The Meaford Public Library will be hosting its third annual Koffee House Reads author series beginning later this month. Koffee House Reads features local authors speaking about their books and the writing process at Meaford venues.

Tickets are $10 per event (or $25 for all three), and include delicious treats and beverages.

On Wednesday, March 26, writer and local historian Garry MacEachern will appear at the Meaford Museum at 2 pm. MacEachern has recently published If Freedom Means As Much To You with Xlibris Publishing, and he will talk about working on this local history book which documents the contributions of local people in World War I and II.

Hilary Scharper’s book Perdita was a Georgian Bay Reads title in 2013, defended by Meaford Independent editor Stephen Vance. Scharper will appear in the second Koffee House Reads event on April 17 at 2 pm at Meaford Hall’s Terrace Room. She will discuss Perdita, a fascinating historical mystery novel set on Georgian Bay.

The finale of Koffee House Reads this year will feature Governor General’s Award-nominated author Allen Smutylo. A renowned artist, Smutylo has lectured extensively about his experiences travelling to the most remote and rugged places around the globe. His recent book, A Memory of Water (published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press), was nominated for the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Best Nonfiction Book. Smutylo will appear on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at Meaford Hall in the North Gallery.

Each Koffee House Reads event will also feature an autograph session and book sale following the presentation.

The Meaford Public Library wants to introduce talented local writers to members of the community, so come out and enjoy one or all in this terrific Koffee House Reads series. There are a limited number of tickets for all of these great events, so drop by the library to get yours today. If you need more information, please call (519) 538-1060 ext. 1123 or email

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