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IFOA Brings The Aboriginal Authors Festival To Barrie

The International Festival of Authors is having the FIRST EVER Aboriginal Authors Festival and it is taking place in Barrie at Georgian College’s Georgian Theatre on Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 7pm until 10pm. More info:

Join us for the first ever Aboriginal Authors Festival on Tue Oct 25 at 7 pm in the Georgian Theatre when novelist Joseph Boyden, playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, novelist Lee Maracle, and poet David Groulx will be reading from their works at a special evening presented by the University Partnership Centre (UPC), the Aboriginal Studies Centre of Georgian College in Partnership with the International Festival of Authors. Advance tickets are available for $10 at the Georgian College Bookstore, and at the door.

Join us the next evening in the Rowntree Theatre of Georgian College when the festival continues with readings by Cherie Dimaline, Sherry Lawson, Daniel David Moses, Paul Seesequasis, and Ian McCulloch at 7 pm Wednesday, Oct 26. Tickets are $5 at the door or can be obtained by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation to the Student Food Bank.

For more information, please call Christina Ruddy in the Aboriginal Studies Program at Georgian College at 705 728 1968 ex 1369 or email or

This is a rare ocassion to hear some of Canada’s greatest literary talent share their works with a Barrie audience. Readers from the Tues eveniing reading will leave from Barrie to join other readers at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, the world’s premier literary festival.

Hope to see you there!

Author: Barrie Writer's Club

The Barrie Writer's Club meets every Monday evening from 6:30pm - 9pm at Grace United Church in Barrie, Ontario.

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