Famous Author Coming to Oakville


Literature lovers, rejoice! A famous author will be in Oakville very soon. 

If you’ve been reading Helen Humphreys for years now, your chance to spend an evening with the author is quickly approaching.

Today, Humphreys will be at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre in Oakville.

Humphreys will be at the library to discuss her book, Machine Without Horses, that came out earlier this year (April, 2018). 

In this book, Humphreys inspects both the real and the imagined life of Megan Boyd, the famously private salmon-fly dresser who worked out of a bare-bones cottage north of Scotland for 60 years. 

Machine Without Horses was published by HarperCollins Canada. 

Humphreys, who was born in Kingston upon Thames, England (also referred to as just Kingston) and now lives in Kingston, ON, is the author of six novels, two works of creative non-fiction, and six poetry books. 

She is a national bestseller and has won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry for her book Anthem.

She was also given the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence in 2009.

Humphreys’ publisher in the U.S. is W.W. Norton and Harcourt Houghton Mifflin, her UK publisher is Serpent’s Tail.

She is also published in Italy under Playground. 

The event at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre is presented by the Oakville Public Library and A Different Drummer Books.

The event is 18+ and tickets are $15.

The event starts at 7:00 p.m. tonight (Sept. 25).

For more information about Humphreys’ event at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre visit the Oakville Public Library website.

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