Mississauga author talks start with the creator of a popular Canadian TV series

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Published September 19, 2022 at 1:33 pm

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Mississauga author talks return to the public library this fall and include the creator of a popular television series, a crime novelist and an author who escaped from the Nazis by hiding in the woods.

The Mississauga Library’s Author Talk series starts this week. Authors read from their books, and participants can ask questions, and learn about the writing process. The talks are suitable for people ages 13 and over.


The series starts this Wednesday (Sept. 21)  with the creator of the CBC comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, Zarqa Nawaz. Nawaz is also the author of the memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque.

Her latest book, Jameela Green Ruins Everything, is a satire about a disillusioned American Muslim woman who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization.

Sandra SG Wong is up next on Oct. 12. Wong is a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence and a nominee for the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Her most recent novel In the Dark We Forget is a tale about amnesia, identity, family, and a $47 million winning lottery ticket.

Danielle Daniel speaks on Nov. 9. Daniel is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her first novel, Daughters of the Deer, tells the story of the daughter of an Algonquin woman and a soldier/settler from France.

On Dec. 14, Maxwell Smart, author of  The Boy in the Woods, speaks about the true story of his escape from the Nazis at only 11 years old. Smart’s entire family was killed before his eyes, and he survived by hiding in the Polish forest.

The talks are free, online, and run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required at https://campaign.mississauga.ca/author-talks-updated/

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