Featured Author's books are available at a discount at Roselawn the night of Readings.


These venues provide vital support for our series.

Single tickets available at
Port Colborne Public Library
or reserve by phone or email

CanadianAuthorsSeries@gmail.com • 905-788-5345

7 Unforgettable Nights Each Season

Our 24th Season Continues

Thursday, February 22 - Ken Dryden

Talk at 8 pm, Tastings at 7pm.

Roselawn Centre For The Living Arts

296 Fielden Ave, Port Colborne, ON

Now in its 24th year, the renowned Canadian Authors Series is confirming authors for its 2017-18 season.  Become a member and enjoy seven great evenings of entertainment that include wine, food, live music, an author reading, an engaging question and answer period and a book signing. It all takes place at Roselawn Centre for the Living Arts, a haunted but lovely Victorian Mansion featuring a 265-seat theatre!


The Canadian Authors Series is one of the best venues in Canada for writers to showcase their work. From September to May, we bring in the greats of Canadian literature to Port Colborne. Join us for seven unforgettable evenings.

In past seasons we were fortunate to welcome some of Canada's finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mordecai Richler, Anne Marie MacDonald, Farley Mowat, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams RIchards, Conrad Black, Stevie Cameron, Lawrence Hill, humourists William Thomas and Stuart McLean. Olympians Silken Lauman and Clara Hughes and boxer George Chuvalo have taken our stage. Occasionally we've been lucky enough to present contemporary personalities such as Mike Bullard, Sandra Shamas, Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Trudeau, Mary Walsh, Rex Murphy, Lloyd Robertson, and Dr. David Suzuki.


The series has now placed 11,000 Canadian books into the hands of readers. Over the years the series donated more than $30,000 to charities including the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre, Port Cares, Easter Seals and the United Way.


Our February 22, 2018 author is Ken Dryden, the Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Dryden was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Dryden's new book, "Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey" This is the story of NHLer Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015—the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.


Amanda Lang is the bestselling author of "The Power of Why" and an award-winning business journalist who has been covering business in North America for twenty years. She is the producer and anchor of Bloomberg North on Bloomberg TV Canada, and for six years was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for its flagship nightly news program, The National, as well as anchoring The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, a daily business program that aired on the CBC News Network. In Lang’s new book “How What We Avoid Is What We Need”, she examines a cross section of people from top athletes to couch potatoes and the different ways in which they cope with discomfort and change.


The author for April 26 will be Mary Walsh. We are pleased to announce our May 31 author will be Michael Redhill, winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, “Bellevue Square."


For more information on the series and tickets, visit www.thecanadianauthorsseries.ca or www.facebook.com/TheCanadianAuthorsSeries. Single evening tickets (may be) available for $30, cash only. Reserve tickets by calling 905 788-5345. The Series takes place at the Roselawn Centre in Port Colborne and each event includes a 7pm reception a live band, an author’s presentation at 8pm, question and answer and a book signing afterwards.


Single evening tickets available at the Port Colborne Public Library.


Limited tickets are available at the door.


2017-18 Authors


Thursday, Sept. 28 - Peter Edwards

Thursday, Oct. 26 - Carol Off

Thursday, Nov. 30 - Tom Wilson

Thursday, Feb. 22 - Ken Dryden

Thursday, March 29 - Amanda Lang

Thursday, April 26 - Mary Walsh

Thursday, May 31, 2017 - Michael Redhill

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:

George Emerick &

Cindi Pohonick-Talbot

John & Rosanne Marsh


John & Darlene Tuck

Mark Stephenson Painting

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