Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Upcoming Adult Events!!

Yesterday Liz was awesome enough to post a list of upcoming YA events. But today since there's a whole eclectic mix of bloggers in Ontario I've got a list of some Adult festivals and events coming up in early/mid October!


This event is actually this weekend (Sept 30-Oct 2) and there's a whole bunch of South Asian authors attending...including Toronto Book Award's Nominee Rabindranath Maharaj (author of the Amazing Absorbing Boy). It's a free festival taking place on the U of T campus. Find out more information at

Speaking of the Toronto Book Awards...the Gala for them is coming up really soon...

It's happening on October 13 at the Toronto Reference Library. This is your chance to rub elbows with some amazing local authors (like Alissa York, author of Fauna).
Find out more here

Finally, last but certainly not least is the International Festival of Authors. It blows my mind how many amazing authors are coming to this! Erin Morgentern, David Bezmozgis, Douglas Coupland, Patrick DeWitt, Miriam Toews, Colson Whitehead. The list goes on and on.

The festival stats October 19 and runs into November. If you need me during that time you my find me camping out around the various venues hoping to catch a glimpse of my favourite authors (because authors are my rock stars)

The second tent is for my books

The full schedule is posted here. But one event that you definitely shouldn't miss is on the 25th. Erin Morgentern (The Night Circus), Lev Grossman (The Magicians) and Simon Toyne (Sanctus) will be talking about Magic, Myth and Forces Beyond Reason
In the same room! Together! It's going to be epic!!!

Well that's it for this post! But stay tuned...October is a busy month and we'll have more event updates coming your way soon!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upcoming YA Events in Ontario!

Hello, fellow Ontario friends! It was really weird seeing the blog empty with just the one post about the upcoming blogger meet-up, but in the future, we're going to try to keep the blog more updated....

Because the Ontario Blog Squad is more oriented to those who live in Ontario, whether you're a fellow blogger or an avid book-lover, we thought it might be nice to help keep you informed about future bookish events occurring in the province soon! 

Here are some upcoming YA events taking place in early October: 

Smart Chicks Kick It! Tour

The Smart Chicks Kick It! Tour will be making its way to Canada! Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Jennifer Lynn Barnes and more will be attending the only Ontario event which will be in Ottawa. To see the full authors in attendance at each event, you can see the schedule on the Smart Chicks Kick It! website.
  • Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Nepean Centrepointe, a branch of the Ottawa Public Library: 101 Centrepointe, Ottawa, ON.
Lena Coakley

Canadian author Lena Coakley, who's debut novel Witchlanders was recently released, will be celebrating the launch of the novel and signing copies too! 
Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan will be promoting his latest novel in The Heroes of Olympus series, The Son of Neptune, in Toronto as the only Canadian stop during Olympian week.
  • Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Indigo Yorkdale: 3401 Dufferin Street, Unit #29, Toronto, ON.

I hope some of you will be able to attend these events!

November 5th - Ontario Blogger Meet up

November 5th  is quickly approaching and things are coming together!

The Duke of York
39 Prince Arthur Avenue TorontoOntario 

Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Tickets to the event are "Free" and going fast!!! 
You can RSVP here:

Join us as we talk blogging, books and more!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The 5 Ws of the Ontario Blog Squad

Ontario Blog Squad

“Bringing books to those who need a great read"


A coming together of Ontario book bloggers!!
Getting together to swap tips, tricks and book recommendations!


Ontario Book Bloggers!!


November 5th 2011


The Duke of York, Toronto ON


Because why not? It's about time we all got together!


Because these amazing bloggers...

 Jen (Lost in the Library)

...decided it was time we all met in real life, put their heads together and came up with a plan!


As we get more details will be posting them here so make sure you stayed tuned! 

In the can always grab our button! (a big thanks to Wendy for designing the button!)