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, May 31 - Adam Shoalts
Talk at 8 pm, Tastings at 7pm.
Roselawn Centre For The Living Arts
The renowned Canadian Authors Series has been called the best event of its kind in Canada by past authors. Become a member today 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 final author of the season takes the stage May 31, 2018. Author Adam Shoalts, called "Canada's Indiana Jones" by the Toronto Star, has proven that the age of exploration is far from over. His expeditions into Canada's wilderness have generated new geographic knowledge and garnered international headlines. Focusing on the vast Hudson Bay Lowlands (the closest thing left to a blank spot on the global map), this area, larger than the United Kingdom, is virtually unexplored to this day. Shoalts has, literally, changed the map of Canada.
For more information on the series and tickets, visit this page and follow us on Facebook. 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.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 - Peter Edwards
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 - Carol Off
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 - Tom Wilson
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - Ken Dryden
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Amanda Lang
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Mary Walsh
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Adam Shoalts
* (Authors subject to change without notice)