Join us on Saturday, May 11 at 2pm when we will be having two fantastic authors for one amazing price...free!
We are very happy to partner with Cormorant Books to welcome Susan Swan and Maureen Jennings in-store!
Susan Swan is the author of author of eight books of fiction, including The Biggest Modern Woman of the World, which was nominated for both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Books in Canada First Novel Award; the internationally best-selling Wives of Bath; and The Western Light, selected as one of the top ten novels of its year by the Ontario Library Association. Born in Midland, Ontario, she attended McGill University, was professor at York University, and chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Patrick Crean.
Maureen Jennings was born in the UK and now lives in Toronto. Best known for the Detective Murdoch books, which have been adapted into the long-running television series, Murdoch Mysteries, she is also the author of the Tom Tyler and Christine Morris books. Her books have been translated into other languages, including Polish, Korean, French, German, Italian, and Czech. Murdoch Mysteries has been aired in many countries, including the UK, the US, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Ukraine, and the Baltics. Jennings was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from Heritage Toronto in 1998 and the Grant Allen award for on-going contribution to the genre in 2011. She has received a total of eight nominations from the Crime Writers of Canada, for best novel and best short story of the year. Jennings lives in Toronto with her husband, photographer Iden Ford, and her dog, Murdoch.
We look forward to having them both in store!
Leading up to Valentines, friend of Words Worth, Christa Battistone, local author of Simply Delicious, Deliciously Simple, was on CTV News demonstrating her delicious, light and creamy cake recipes. Makes me hungry just watching it. Don't miss Christa when she returns to Words Worth on Saturday, February 16!
We are happy to be partnering with the Waterloo Public Library to bring beloved local photographer Carl Hiebert, on Sunday November 25th. The event starts at 1:30! We’ll see you there!
Words Worth is very happy to be partnering with The Porcupine’s Quill with the exclusive launch of Karl Kessler & Sunshine Chen’s new book, Overtime!
The book charts the changes in industry in the Waterloo region, as manufacturing has been giving way to technology, and speaks with some of the local people who are persisting in what some would argue are dying fields. Packed with 50 stunning black and white portraits, Overtime is a snapshot of a period of change in our region.
From the back cover: “Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen document the lives of men and women who practice vanishing trades, professions and cultural traditions in the cities and townships of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
When was the last time you visited a shoemaker? A watchmaker? A tailor? Have you met a sign painter, a typewriter mechanic or a shirt factory worker? Do camera stores and independent department stores still exist in this day and age? What exactly are the principal responsibilities of a town clock keeper?
As automation and modernization bring to the brink of extinction many twentieth-century ways of making a living, we find ourselves in danger of losing the accumulated skill of generations of Canadians. Through the compelling photographs and moving interviews in Overtime, Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen give voice to fifty proud workers and artisans based in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, preserving their stories for generations to come.
Researcher and writer Karl Kessler works in the heritage field and coordinates the annual Doors Open Waterloo Region event. Sunshine Chen trained in architecture and is interested in connecting people with their own stories, and understanding how those stories add to the richness of individual experiences.”
Please join us at the Button Factory on Thursday, November 8 from 7pm to 9pm as we launch this soon to be classic book.