Three authors featured at Mulmur literary event
For the fifth year in a row, the Township of Mulmur will host its annual “Authors in the Hills of Mulmur” event.
Held in a beautiful restored barn nestled in the hills of Mulmur, Authors in the Hills brings together Mulmurites, friends, and neighbours to reflect on the musings of celebrated Canadian authors and to enjoy after local food and drink.
The theme of this year’s event is how “A Moment Can Change a Life” featuring Terry Fallis, Tish Cohen, and Bianca Marais. Each of these authors represents an important voice within the Canadian literary scene. All are known for the provocative emotion-eliciting stories they tell.
Terry Fallis, an award winner for his previous works, will showcase his seventh novel, Albatross, to be officially launched at our event. Albatross, about a young golf prodigy, is a tender and funny story that reflects on what it means to stay true to your dreams and yourself. In his forever inimitable and amusing style, Fallis will regale us with his wit and satire. A sneak peek of Albatross by several reviewers has already chosen it as a top book for 2019.
Tish Cohen, author of a number of successful novels – and former Creemore resident– will describe her latest international best-seller, The Summer We Lost Her. This novel, currently being made into a Hollywood motion picture, is an exquisitely written drama about a husband, a wife, a missing child, and complicated family secrets that strain relations to their breaking point.
Bianca Marais’ first novel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words was the book selection for last year’s One Book One County Dufferin contest. Her just-released second novel, If You Want to Make God Laugh focuses on the struggles of three women whose lives in newly post-apartheid South Africa connect in surprising ways. Released just this month, If You Want to Make God Laugh is already selling fast and garnering very strong reviews.
The event takes place on Sunday, August 11 and begins at 1 p.m. sharp lasting until 4 p.m. In addition to the authors’ presentations hosted by Bernadette Hardaker, there will be an elegant after-party catered by Hannah Clairman with wine from Adamo Estates and local beer. Books can be purchased at the event with signing by authors. One lucky guest will receive a door prize.
Location is the Foley Barn at 587146 Side Road 10 (also known as County Road 17). Parking and entry are around corner on First Line East. Tickets cost $35 each and can be purchased online at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Mulmur Township Office on 2nd Line East (Terra Nova); BookLore at 121 First Street, Orangeville; and at Shelburne Public Library, 201 Owen Sound Street, Shelburne.