News, Events, etc.

June 2020

As authors, readers, and educators, we share in the anguish and heartbreak of our communities here and in the U.S. affected by the ongoing racial violence. We acknowledge that it exists in our neighbourhoods, in our workplaces and in our schools. We encourage our readers to read books by Black authors as well as books about anti-Black racism in Canada to understand its complex historical and colonial roots in order to understand our past and to make necessary changes moving forward. Learn about organizations and initiatives that are supporting the Black community and working to dismantle systemic racism and use your voice to stand up for what is right.

In order to enhance our ability to demonstrate allyship to authors and readers of marginalized identities, we continue to consult with our community partners and remain committed to our vision of serving readers and authors living and working in Canada.


May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our goal to bring authors and readers together. Most book clubs want to meet authors face-to-face, get their books signed by their guest authors, and take photos with them. Given that this is not possible right now, we have shifted our efforts to support authors, publishers, and booksellers by re-imagining what we can do. To that end, we have encouraged virtual book club meetings, partnered with other organizations to spotlight authors and publishers, and organized virtual book launches and author events.

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For the month of May, we are thrilled to partner with Coach House Books to showcase some of their new releases and their authors. For a complete list of The Spotlight Series guest posts, see below.


DateNews, Events, Blog Posts, Etc.
September 20, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 EDT
Zoom
Virtual Book Club Event
Plots & Pandemic Series: Farzana Doctor
August 20, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom
Virtual Book Club Event
Plots& Pandemic Series: Adnan Khan
August 2020The Authors Book Club Summer Newsletter
July 12, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom
Virtual Book Club Event
Plots& Pandemic Series: Dorothy Ellen Palmer
July 2, 2020ABC Post: Plots & Pandemic Series: Dorothy Ellen Palmer
June 18, 2020ABC Post: I still get it wrong: judging a book by its cover by Fiona Ross
June 20, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
ZOOM
Virtual Book Club Event
Plots & Pandemic Series: David Albertyn
June 13, 2020ABC Post: Plots & Pandemic: Virtual Meet & Greet with David Albertyn
June 1, 2020ABC Post: Seeing advantage in every opportunity by Ann Y.K. Choi
May 29, 2020The Spotlight Series: All Day I Dream About Sirens by Domenica Martinello
May 28, 2020The Spotlight Series: Anatomic by Adam Dickinson
May 27, 2020The Spotlight Series: Midday at the Superkamiokande by Matthew Tierney
May 26, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT
ZOOM
Virtual Book Launch hosted by The Authors’ Book Club & The Soapbox Press: Loving Large by Patti M. Hall, published by Dundurn Press
May, 26, 2020The Spotlight Series: Throaty Wipes by Susan Holbrook
May 25, 2020The Spotlight Series: Vulgar Mechanics by K.B. Thors
May 22, 2020The Spotlight Series: Any Night of the Week by Jonny Dovercourt
May 21, 2020The Spotlight Series: Closer by Sarah Barmak
May 20, 2020The Spotlight Series: The Crash Palace by Andrew Wedderburn
May 19, 2020The Spotlight Series: Disfigured by Amanda Leduc (Part II)
May 18, 2020The Spotlight Series: Curry by Naben Ruthnum
May 15, 2020The Spotlight Series: Permission by Saskia Vogel
May 14, 2020The Spotlight Series: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr
May 13, 2020The Spotlight Series: Pillow by Andrew Battershill
May 12, 2020The Spotlight Series: Y by Aaron Tucker
May 11, 2020The Spotlight Series: Queen Solomon by Tamara Faith Berger
May 8, 2020The Spotlight Series: DISFIGURED by Amanda Leduc (Part I)
May 7, 2020The Spotlight Series: THE TOWER by Paul Legault
May 6, 2020The Spotlight Series: POP by Simina Banu
May 5, 2020The Spotlight Series: The Eyelid by S.D. Chrostowska
May 4, 2020The Spotlight Series: The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann & translated by Jen Calleja
April 16, 2020Guest post: Releasing a book in the time of COVID-19 by Patti M. Hall
March 28, 2020Guest post: So, you want to start a Virtual Book Club by Hannah Mary McKinnon
March 19, 2020ABC post: Invite an Author to your Virtual Book Club meeting!
March 16, 2020Guest post: Skype Visit with Author Jesse Thistle by Toni Duval
March 20, 2020Guest post: What makes a cozy murder a great choice for a book club? by Lynn McPherson
March 3, 2020Guest post: A Writer’s Work is Never Done by Maria Meindl
February 25, 2020Guest post: What the Oceans Remember: Thinking and Writing with Music by Sonja Boon
February 18, 2020Guest post: Writing THE DEVOTED: the Research and Discipline of Stepping into My Novel by Blair Hurley
February 10, 2020The Authors’ Book Club Newsletter
February 6, 2020ABC post: Book clubs, choose a book
February 1, 2020ABC update: We welcomed 40 authors!

Authors Across Canada
January 30, 2020“The Authors’ Book Club connects enthusiastic readers with writers,” by Sue Carter, Quill & Quire magazine
January 14, 2020“Upping book clubs’ author game,” by Deborah Dundas, Toronto Star
January 13, 2020ABC update: Welcome Fiona
January 11, 2020ABC update: Name the Authors
January 3, 2020Guest post: I’m a book club addict by Fiona Ross
January 1, 2020ABC post: Our first blog post!