Novels & Nosh (wind-up dinner and fundraiser)

Janet Aston

April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
The Bridge
106 Bridge Street
ON K0K 2T0
The Prince Edward Learning Centre
(613) 476-1811


April 22


106 Bridge Street, Picton

(Chef Michael Hoy Culinary)

Tickets are $75, and available at Books & Company or at PELC!

A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!

Prince Edward Learning Centre is an adult literacy and basic skills program, serving all of Prince Edward County.  We assist adults in the pursuit of their education, employment, and life goals. We support high school credits, skills upgrading in all areas, college prep, and one-on-one tutoring.  We help people navigate through the web of services that may be available to them in the community.  Many of our learners are living below the poverty line, some have addiction and mental health concerns, some struggle with safe and affordable housing and yet all have dreams and goals they are working towards.

By purchasing a ticket and joining us on April 22, you are offering your support to PELC as we continue this important work!

Reading by mystery author Steve Burrows Award-winning Canadian mystery writer, journalist, and past recipient of a “Nature Writer of the Year” award from BBC Wildlife. He has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. He lived in Hong Kong where he served as editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society magazine and contributing field editor for Asian Geographic.  Steve is the author of A Siege of BitternsA Pitying of DovesA Cast of Falcons, and A Shimmer of Hummingbirds.  

A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn’t, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Oshawa author Burrows pulls it off in a dazzling debut novel sure to make the shortlist for next year’s Arthur Ellis. . . Riveting from first page to final line.” —Globe and Mail, for A Siege of Bitterns.   

Reading by author Merilyn Simonds Author of sixteen books, including the creative nonfiction classic, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and inspiration for Judith Thompson’s play, Hot House; an internationally acclaimed collection of autobiographical stories, The Lion in the Room Next Door; a bestselling novel, The Holding; a travel memoir, Breakfast at the Exit Café co-written with her husband Wayne Grady; and a collection of personal essays, A New Leaf.  Her work is published and anthologized internationally. In 2012, she released a flash-fiction collection, The Paradise Project, in both a hand-printed letterpress edition and as a digital book. That experience provoked Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: Paper, Pixels & the Lasting Impression of Books, forthcoming in spring 2017.

Full-course meal prepared by Chef Michael Hoy Award-winning chef, teacher, and international culinary tour leader. He has been awarded stars in ‘Where to Eat in Canada’ for years of cooking at various restaurants throughout Ontario. He has been chosen by the Government of Ontario to represent Savour Ontario, part of the province’s Pick Ontario Freshness Strategy, which encourages all to purchase locally grown and produced foods.