The Bonnechere Authors Festival was founded in 2002 and has since grown to be a signature event in the Ottawa Valley! Every Wednesday in July, a Canadian author comes to Eganville and speaks about their adventures in writing, researching, and living. They read from their latest works, answer questions from the audience and sometimes even sign books! There are snacks and coffee and tea available, door prizes, books to buy, and a whole lot of fun! You can stay up to date on the events by finding us on Facebook
, following us on Twitter
, or emailing us
and asking to be added to the email list! See you in July!
The Bonnechere Authors Festival aims to bring Canadian authors to Eganville, fundraise for local literacy organizations (the Training & Learning Centre
and the Bonnechere Union Public Library
), and entertain and educate our community!
We are extremely fortunate to have four great authors to present to you this year! Learn more about the authors and their works here:
: Melissa Yi is an author, physician, free spirit, and creator of the Hope Sze Medical Mystery series. Her most recent novel, Human Remains, was nominated for the Derringer Award. She'll be at BAF on Wednesday, July 6.
: Eva Stachniak is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of historical fiction. Her fifth novel, The Chosen Maiden, has just been published. She'll be at BAF on Wednesday, July 12.
: Doug Gibson is a Canadian editor, publisher and writer. He will be performing a one-man stage show that is a historical celebration not only of our writers and storytellers, but of Canadian artists in general. He'll be at BAF on Wednesday, July 19.
: Merilyn Simonds is a Canadian author of both fiction and non-fiction works. Her latest book, Gutenberg's Fingerprint, is an intimate narrative exploring the past, present, and future of books. She'll be at BAF on Wednesday, July 26.
BUPL gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors,
Rio Tap & Grill,
Big Boy Tires,
Pine Tree Motel
. Thank you all for your support! Your sponsorship makes this event a success!
Also, a huge thanks to St. James Parish
for hosting the event!
Extra special thanks to all of our volunteers, most especially Tony Contant and Candace Woolley for organizing and running the kitchen, Cathy Lyons for doing the finances, and Friends of the Library
for baking dessert! We couldn't do this without you!
And, of course, thanks to our four amazing authors for taking time out of their schedules to visit Eganville! We love having you visit!
The Bonnechere Authors Festival is run by a committee of volunteers. Thanks to Doyne Ahern, Eileen Jones-Whyte, Richard Crispin, Dana Jennings, Meredith Jamieson, Kathleen Turner, Candace Woolley, Nicole Zummach, Sue Rupert, and Dawn Silver for all your hard work in organizing the event!