Writer Workshop With Sara Elliott At BookFest

(WINDSOR, ON) – Did you know that a day pass to BookFest Windsor 2014 will get you into several international-class author panels and presentations? They include the sessions on October 25 taking place in the Pentastar at the Capitol Theatre located at 121 University Avenue West from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

  • Running the Border: Windsor & Detroit Stories
  • Authors: Wayne Grady, Scott Martelle, Ted McClelland, Shawn Micallef
  • Moderator: Sara Elliott

Micallef (The Trouble with Brunch) and Grady (Emancipation Day) are both former Windsorites. Indeed, Windsor has inspired their latest titles, which examine Canada’s hidden class and racial attitudes.

Martelle (Detroit: A Biography) is a former Detroit News writer and McClelland (The Third Coast) is a Michigan native. For both authors, Detroit has shaped the tone of their historical writing.

What happens when we get them all into the same room with journalist and Detroit fan Sara Elliott?

We’ll get stories and writing that run across the border in addition to some tall tales that may have something to do with both an attitude toward authority as well as simultaneously wearing three new shirts and a couple pairs of trousers back to Windsor through the Tunnel.

Diversity is a thread running throughout BookFest Windsor 2014, with LGBT, First Nations, and African-Canadian and African-American authors.

All this and more is coming to BookFest Windsor 2014, running October 23 through 26, at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre and at other locations in Windsor.

The University of Windsor Bookstore is the official bookseller October 25 and 26.

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Ian Shalapata
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