2011 Atlantic Book Festival Events

2011 Atlantic Book Festival, May 12 to 19!

Atlantic Book Festival events are free unless otherwise indicated. More events are being added and details are subject to 

change. Please keep checking back for up-to-date details. Books will be available for sale at most events. 


Newfoundland & Labrador

Thursday May 12 

7:00 pm: John Steffler, AC Hunter Library, St. John’s 

Sunday May 15 

8:00 pm: Josie Penny, Kate Evans and Ramona Dearing,
The Ship Pub, St. John’s – Hosted by Awards Co-host, Greg Malone

New Brunswick

Thursday May 12 

6:45 pm: Beth Powning, Riverview Public Library 

Friday May 13 

10:00 am: David Goss, Sussex Library
1:30 pm: Beth Powning, Minto Public Library
7:00 pm: Beth Powning with Sussex area writers, Sussex Public Library 

Saturday May 14 

10:30 am: David Goss, Bathurst Book Gallery
11:00 am: Deborah Carr, Sussex Public Library
2:45 pm reading: Alexander MacLeod
3:30 pm panel: Alexander MacLeod and Beth Powning with Chad Pelley, Sussex Public Library
3:00 pm: Deborah Carr, Petitcodiac Public Library 

Wednesday May 18 

6:30 pm: Deborah Carr, Moncton Public Library 

Thursday May 19 

7:00 pm: Susan White, Kingston Farmers Market, Kingston Peninsula 

Prince Edward Island 

Monday May 16 

1:00 pm: Sheree Fitch, Confederation Centre Library, Charlottetown

3:00 pm: Rusty Bittermann, Indigo, Charlettown

4:00 pm: Sheree Fitch, Indigo, Charlettown

7:00 pm: Rusty Bittermann, Province House, Charlottetown 



Nova Scotia 

Thursday May 12 

2:00 pm: Deborah Carr, Thomas H. Raddall Library, Liverpool
3:00 pm: Richard Zurawski, The Meadows, Mount Saint Vincent University, Bedford
6:30 pm: Ray MacLeod, Micmac Amateur Aquatic Club, Dartmouth
6:30 pm: Deborah Carr, Bridgewater Library
7:00 pm: Jan Coates, Halifax North Branch Library
7:00 pm: Lesley Choyce and Alexander MacLeod, Tantallon Public Library 

Friday May 13 

10:00 am –12:00 pm: Hackmatack, Children’s Choice Book Award Ceremony, Pier 21, Halifax
12:00 pm: Laura Penny, Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth
1:00 pm: Deborah Carr, Truro Public Library, Halifax
6:30 pm: Daniel Doucet, Puffin Gallery, Historic Properties, Halifax
7:00 pm: Jan Coates, IndigoSpirit, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford 

Saturday May 14 

12:00 pm: Paul Bennett, Chapters, Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth
1:30 pm: Douglas Smith, Box of Delights, Wolfville
2:30 pm: Paul Bennett, Indigo Books, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford
3:00 pm: Sandra Barry, Great Village
7:00 pm: JA Wainwright, Chapters, Halifax Shopping Centre 

Sunday May 15 

2:00 pm: Jerry Lockett, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
2:00 pm: Elizabeth Peirce, Grow Organic, Coles, Halifax Shopping Centre, Halifax 

Monday May 16 

10:00 am: Steve Vernon, Woodlawn Library, Dartmouth
6:30 pm: Josie Penny, Memoir Writing Workshop, Writers’ Federation of NS, Halifax
7:00 pm: Alexander MacLeod, Keshen Goodman Public Library, Halifax 

Tuesday May 17 

Author Readings 6:30–8:30 pm
Shauntay Grant 6:30–7:15 pm
Alexander MacLeod 7:30–8:15 pm, New Glasgow Public Library
7:00 pm: Beth Powning: Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library, Halifax
7:00 pm: Jon Tattrie, Woodlawn Public Library, Dartmouth
7:00 pm: Sheldon Currie, Mcconnell Memorial Library, Sydney
7:00 pm: Elizabeth Peirce, Keshen Goodman Library 

Wednesday May 18 

9:00 – 10:00 am: Shauntay Grant, Evangeline Middle School, Kentville

12:00 pm: Christopher A. Walsh, Alderney Gate Public Library, Dartmouth

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Shauntay Grant, Springvale Elementary School, Halifax

5:00–6:30 pm: The author-publisher relationship: featuring nominees for the APMA Best-Atlantic Published Book Award, Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, Halifax

6:30 pm: Anne Emery, Captain William Spry Public Library, Halifax

7:00 pm: Panel: Academic Authors with nominees Lesley Choyce, Sheldon Currie & Douglas Smith, Kings College, Halifax

7:00 pm: Shauntay Grant, Chapters, Bayers Lake

7:00 pm Raddall Fiction Prize nominees: Beth Powning and Alexander MacLeod,
Lane’s Privateer Inn, Liverpool 

Thursday May 19 

9:00 – 10:00 am: Brian Deines, Evangeline Middle School, Kentville

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Brian Deines, Springvale Elementary School, Halifax

2:00 pm: Beth Powning and Alexander MacLeod, Chapters, Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth 

* * * also May 19 * * *


6:00 pm: Silent Auction
7:00 pm: Awards Celebration
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth 

tickets $10, on sale at www.ticket pro.ca
or by telephone 1-888-311-9090, and at all ticket pro outlets.