Upcoming events:

 

September 14th, 2017, 7:00pm: Book Reading with Carolyn Harris. Join us in September for a book reading and signing with historian and author, Dr. Carolyn Harris. An expert on the European Monarchy, Carolyn will talk about her newest book, “Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting,” which profiles 20 royal parents, and covers their trends in parenting. Carolyn currently teaches history at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. She the author of “Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and Human Rights” (Dundurn Press 2015) and “Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette” (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). Her 3rd book, “Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting” will be published by Dundurn Press in 2017.

More details to come!! 

Visit Carolyn’s website to learn more about her! http://www.royalhistorian.com/about/

This event is made possible by the support of Dundurn Press.

 

September 23rd, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Book Launch with Wade Albert White. Join us for a book launch and reading by Wade Albert White for the release of his new book, The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me).

The event will last from 1pm – 3pm, and is family friendly; there will be games and activities for the kids!

If you haven’t read Wade’s first book, The Advnturer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, be sure to pick it up and give it a read, you won’t regret it!

Wade hails from Nova Scotia, Canada, land of wild blueberries and Duck Tolling Retrievers. He teaches part-time, dabbles in animation, and spends the rest of his time as a stay-at-home dad. It is also possible he has set a new record as the slowest 10K runner. Ever. He owns one pretend cat and one real one, and they get along fabulously.

 

September 25th, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Authors@Acadia Presents: Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings. Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at the Box of Delights and at the readings!

Patti LaBoucane-Benson has a PhD in Human Ecology, focusing on Aboriginal Family and Community Resilience. She has worked for Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) for 21 years and is currently the Director of Research, Training and Communication; she oversees the development and implementation of the historic trauma healing programs for NCSA. Dr. LaBoucane-Benson is also a mentor and lecturer for the PeterLougheed Leadership College, and provides Historic Trauma-Informed Service delivery training for Legal Aid Alberta, The Edmonton Police Service and REACH Edmonton.

Based on her PhD research, The Outside Circle (2015, Anansi) is a work of creative non-fiction about healing and reconciliation for an inner-city Aboriginal family struggling with poverty, gang affiliation and hopelessness.

Kelly Mellings is an award-winning art director, illustrator, and designer. His work has appeared in comic books, magazines, apps, museum exhibits, and online games, and his clients include Microsoft and Bioware. He is the co-owner of the acclaimed illustration, animation, and design firm Pulp Studios. Kelly has just completed writing a historical graphic novel on Canada’s fifth premier Sir Wilfrid Laurier and is currently co-writing the all ages graphic novel Hairoes of Haarwurzel. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Box of Delights is proud to support Authors@Acadia and will have copies of Patti LaBoucane-Benson’s work on sale!

 

October 4th, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Authors@Acadia Presents: Rebecca Thomas. Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at the Box of Delights and at the readings!

Rebecca Thomas is a Mi’kmaw woman, activist, and poet, and currently Halifax’s sixth Poet Laureate. As poet laureate, she serves as an ambassador and advocate for literacy, literature, and the arts, and reflects the vitality of the community through appearances and readings of poetry at a number of civic events and other activities. A spoken word artist and the current Halifax Slam Master, Thomas also holds the position of Coordinator of Aboroginal Student Services at the Nova Scotia Community College. Coming from an Indigenous background and with a family that has been greatly impacted by residential schools, she has come to recognize the lack of prominence given to First Nations perspectives within the history of Halifax. As a Mi’kmaw woman, she embraces the opportunity to bring her cultural voice to the broader public discussion through the Poet Laureate position, and believes that the arts and poetry can help people heal in ways beyond traditional therapies. She is also an active supporter of youth engagement through poetry and the arts and has volunteered the past two years with the Halifax Youth Slam Team. Over the last several years she has organized a variety of workshops and poetry series’ with a focus on youth empowerment and diversity education.

The Box of Delights is proud to support Authors@Acadia and will have copies of Rebecca Thomas’ work on sale!

 

October 25th, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Authors@Acadia Presents: Gord Hill. Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at the Box of Delights and at the readings!

Gord Hill is an Indigenous writer, artist and activist of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation. He is the author and illustrator of The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book and The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book (both published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver, Canada), as well as the author of the book 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, published by AK Press in Oakland, California. His art and writings have also been published in numerous periodicals, including Canadian Dimension, Redwire, Red Rising Magazine, The Dominion, Recherches Amerindiennes au Quebec, Intotemak, Seattle Weekly, and Broken Pencil.

The Box of Delights is proud to support Authors@Acadia and will have copies of Gord Hill’s work on sale!

 

November 9th, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Authors@Acadia Presents: Alexander McCall Smith. Authors@Acadia is a year-long series of readings and presentations by authors in Canada and abroad. The events are hosted by the Department of English and Theatre at Acadia University, and are open to all members of the public. Books are available for sale at the Box of Delights and at the readings!

Alexander McCall Smith, is one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the UK and abroad before turning his hand to writing fiction. He has written and contributed to more than 100 books including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. With the publication of the highly successful The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series he became a household name, and he has devoted his time to writing. He has received numerous awards and holds twelve honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and North America. In 2007 he received a CBE for services to literature and in 2011 was honoured by the President of Botswana for services through literature to the country. In 2015 he received the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

The Box of Delights is proud to support Authors@Acadia and will have copies of Alexander McCall Smith’s work on sale!