A Christmas Ghost Story Party


Reading a ghost story on Christmas Eve was once as much a part of traditional Christmas celebrations as turkey, eggnog, and Santa Claus. We are reviving that tradition through our annual Christmas Ghost Stories series! Come to the bookstore for cookies, hot chocolate, and spooky stories read by students from the UWindsor Drama Department.



50+ Years of the Windsor Review

Come celebrate 50-plus years of The Windsor Review. The family of the late Eugene McNamara, the journal’s first editor and founder of UWindsor’s creative writing program, will be on hand to accept a memorial photo commemorating The Windsor Review’s history.

The latest edition, edited by UWindsor English professor André Narbonne and published online for free public access, is a selection of works published over the journal’s six decades. The list of authors in what Narbonne calls the “special, retrospective issue,” reads like a who’s who of contemporary literature — poets laureate and iconic essayists, novelists, and authors of short stories.

Pauline Holdstock at Sydney LitFest

7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.

Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all four events in the Fall 2019 Reading Series will be available for $30 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2021 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.

Elise Levine at the Baltimore Writers’ Conference

Driving Outside Your Lane: Writing in More than One Genre

Adam Foulds at Writers Reading

Taras Gresco at Ben McNally Books and Brunch


Sunday, November 10, 10:00 am


King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E.

Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the second floor of the King Edward Hotel.

Tickets are $60.00 each (taxes included) and must be purchased in advance.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Please call us at 416.361.0032 with your credit card information to reserve tickets.

Elise Levine at Baltimore Book Fest: Short Stories Matter: The Art of the Short Tale

These prize-winning authors remind their fellow writers and readers that great written works are not always lengthy ones. This collection of authors prove this point well. Rion Amlicar Scott’s new The World Doesn’t Require You is a powerful follow-up of his debut collection, Insurrections, awarded the 2018 PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction; Camille Acker, author of Training School for Negro Girls, with a wide-ranging cast of characters, all of whom call Washington, DC, home; Elise Levine, author of the recent collection This Wicked Tongue, and Driving Men Mad; and Andria Nacina Cole, whose short story Leaving Women won the Ploughshares’ Cohen Award. Prepare to be informed, entertained, and wanting to write your own short tale.

Mike Barnes Toronto International Festival of Authors Launch of Launches

Adam Foulds at Toronto International Festival of Authors Launch of Launches

Benedek Totth at TIFA: Europe On Tour

No passport needed to meet, hear and learn from the European Union’s leaders in contemporary literature at this special event. For the second year running, the Festival is thrilled to present this rare chance to hear acclaimed works recited live in the languages in which they were originally written and in the authors’ own voices.

Spotlighted countries include Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. This event is presented in conjunction with the European Union National Institutes for Culture. Written English translations will be available. Readings will be followed by a licensed reception and the event will be hosted by Laetitia Delemarre.

Featured authors include:

Kai Aareleid (Burning Cities),

Esad Babačić (Every Child is Beautiful When Born),

Helena Janeczek (The Girl with the Leica),

Frido Mann,

Wilfried N’Sondé (Concrete Flowers),

Inês Pedrosa (Still I Miss You),

Rein Raud (The Death of a Perfect Sentence),

Teodor Reljić (Two),

Teresa Solana (The First Prehistoric Serial Killer),

Benedek Totth (Dead Heat),

and Gabriela Ybarra (The Dinner Guest).