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Online Event, Niagara Parks

Coast to Coast: Canada’s Determined Women Literary Series

This four-part speaker series highlights Canadian female authors, their unique perspectives and published works, inside the home of one of Canada’s best known heroines, Laura Secord. Enjoy wine and cheese as we celebrate these extraordinary Canadian authors.
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Coast to Coast “Canada’s Determined Women” Literary Series

This four-part online speaker series highlights Canadian female authors, their unique perspectives and published works. Join us in this exceptional and interactive online series as we celebrate extraordinary Canadian authors. Tickets are just $10 per speaker or $30 for access to the entire series.

This year’s Coast to Coast Literary Series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. Tickets grant access using any computer, tablet or mobile device for these live, interactive sessions with four incredible Canadian authors.

The Authors

Once again, the Niagara Parks Coast to Coast speaker series features the stories of four incredible Canadian women. All sessions are at 7:00 p.m.

Catharine Hernandez

Crosshairs September 10

Michelle Good

Five Little Indians October 8

Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench November 12

Kate Hilton

Better Luck Next Time December 10

Catherine Hernandez <span>Crosshairs</span>

Catherine Hernandez Crosshairs

September 10, 7:00 p.m. - $10
Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, a radical mother, a theatre practitioner, an award-winning author and the artistic director of b current performing arts. She is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian heritage, and she is married into the Navajo Nation.

About the novel: In a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods that lead to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called the Boots seizes the opportunity to force communities of colour, the disabled, and the LGBTQ2S+ into labour camps in the city of Toronto. In the shadows, a new hero emerges.

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Michelle Good Five Little Indians

October 8, 7:00 p.m. - $10
Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for twenty-five years and advocating for residential school survivors, she obtained a law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practicing law. Michelle Good now lives in the southern Okanagan in BC.

About the novel: Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

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Michelle Good <span>Five Little Indians</span>
Natalie Zina Walschots <span>Hench</span>

Natalie Zina Walschots Hench

November 12, 7:00 p.m. - $10
Natalie Zina Walschots is a freelance writer, community manager and bailed academic based in Toronto. She writes everything from reviews of science fiction novels and interviews with heavy metal musicians to in-depth feminist games criticism and pieces of long-form journalism.

About the novel: Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy?

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Kate Hilton Better Luck Next Time

December 10, 7:00 p.m. - $10
Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle, Just Like Family and Better Luck Next Time. Before settling on writing fiction, she pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing and major fundraising. Kate Hilton lives in Toronto in a blended family that includes a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter and a rescue dog.

About the novel: It isn’t easy being related to a feminist icon, especially when she’s celebrating the greatest moment of her storied career. It might be easier to find their paths if they could step out of Lydia’s shadow—but the biggest women’s march in history is underway, and Lydia and her family are at the centre of it.

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Kate Hilton <span>Better Luck Next Time</span>