September Newsletter: events, Events, EVENTS!

Well hello, September. Why does it feel like you've been here all along--rocking on your heels and whistling quietly to yourself? We're off and running with a lot happening this month, so without further ado... Save these dates--


▪Saturday, September 16: Word on the Street

▪Tuesday, September 19: Heather Smith booklaunch

▪Wednesday, September 27: OBOC Wayne Grady event

Keep reading for more details, or if you're in need of a fun little diversion you can skip to the end and take a book-smarts quiz from the famous Strand Bookstore (NYC).

A bit of a heads-up for October with more details to come in our next newsletter.

▪Wednesday, October 4: Words Worth's very own Kristen Ciccarelli launches the first in a young adult trilogy. The Last Namsara is an epic fantasy about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other. Pre-register for this free KPL event!

▪Mid-October Nancy Silcox will launch her latest book, Kids in the Kitchen: 80 Recipes by Kids, to Kids, for Kids. More details coming soon.

▪Wednesday, October 18: a major event in collaboration with the Stephen Lewis FoundationPowered by Love: a Grandmother's Movement to end AIDS in Africa, featuring special guests, Evelyne Bakenyaga with ROTOM in Uganda; Kenneth E. Mugayehwenkyi (ROTOM); and Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, co-author, and co-founder/executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Pre-register for this free KPL event!

▪Friday, October 20 to 22: our friends down the way have a very exciting line-up at The Stratford Writer's Festival

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WORD ON THE STREET: Showcase Event

Saturday, September 16, 1pm to 5:30pm at KPL -- FREE!

Don't miss this incredible line up of some of the most talented and thought-provoking authors in Canada.

Eva Stachniak, author of The Chosen Maiden

Non-Fiction Panel with Ayub Nuri, author of Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, and Tanya Talaga, author of Seven Fallen Feathers

Thriller Panel with Nick Cutter, author of Little HeavenGrace O'Connell, author of Be Ready for the Lightning, and Nicole Lundrigan, author of The Substitute

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Join us in celebrating the launch of Heather Smith's newest young-adult novel, The Agony of Bun O'Keefe.

Tuesday, September 19th, 7pm at Words Worth Books -- also FREE!

Set in 1986 Newfoundland, Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life with her compulsive-hoarder mother. When she's told to leave, she does just that, and finds herself on the streets of St. John's. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family -- a family of friends who care.

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Fall 2017 Series

Participants will meet once a month to discuss, eat, explore themes, and share their thoughts on the chosen literary selection--all while enjoying a French-inspired meal.

The price is $260 and it includes books, instructed meals, and guided discussion. All events take place at Relish Cooking Studio.

Visit to register

Fun Stuff

The New York Times ran an article a while back inviting you to test your book-smarts. The Strand Bookstore has included a literary matching quiz in its job application form since the 1970s.

Here are some quizzes from years past. Can you match the authors and titles? Beware of trick questions!

Brag about your results on our Facebook Page, on Twitter, or email