Authors in the Hills of Mulmur, August 19
Mulmur is a small rural community characterized by many steep hills and broad vistas but no town of its own. Its varied citizens range from multi-generation farmers to city folks in search of weekend tranquility and city slickers on a cattle round up. So, to bring this community together, the Township of Mulmur hosts a number of annual events. A favourite by far is Authors in the Hills of Mulmur now in its fourth year. Here, local Mulmurites and folks from afar mingle, mix, and munch while being regaled by top authors, including some of its own. But what makes this event so special, and possibly unique to Ontario, is it always takes place in a barn.
This year’s three featured authors are Dr. Brian Goldman, Joanna Goodman, and Scott Thornley, whose works all centre on the theme of “what the heart knows”.
Goldman, host of CBC’s White Coat/Black Art, will present The Power of Kindness, a book he researched by travelling throughout Canada and worldwide in his mission to find the kindest and most empathic people. The Power of Kindness is a riveting and revealing study.
Goodman will read from The Home for Unwanted Girls, a gripping tale of pregnant girls and their orphaned babies during the Duplessis era in Quebec. This story based on tragic real events will rip your heart out.
Thornley will entice us with selections from his most recent series of MacNeice mysteries including Erasing Memory and Raw Bones. An acclaimed writer, Thornley will thrill attendees with the disturbing suspenseful crimes emanating out of Dundurn in southern Ontario.
The event begins at 1 p.m. on August 19 and lasts until 4 p.m. As last year, the event will take place in the beautifully restored Foley barn located in the southeast corner of 10 Sideroad and 1st Line Mulmur (emergency number 587146). Parking is free on 1st Line. Catered fare and libations will be available for all to enjoy and one lucky guest will go home with a basket of books from BookLore.
Tickets cost $35 each and can be purchased online at [email protected] or in person at the Mulmur Township Office on 2nd Line East in Terra Nova, BookLore at 121 First Street in Orangeville, or the Shelburne Public Library at 201 Owen Sound Street in Shelburne.