Complete list of authors that will be featured at this year’s Northern Ontario Book Fair


The 3rd Annual Northern Ontario Book Fair, hosted by the Silverleaf Writers Guild, will be taking place September 28-29, 2019 in Cobalt, ON. The event, which coincides with Culture Days, will feature authors from all over Northern Ontario, and a special presentations by Cobalt’s poet laureate, Ann Margetson, author of Northern Treasures (2010).

With the event only 30 days away, registrations have now closed. The twelve authors who will display and sell their books at the Northern Ontario Book Fair are (in alphabetical order):

  • Peter Best of Sudbury, author of There is No Difference (2018)
  • Michelle Contant of Elliot Lake, author of A Tremor Through Time: Recollections from a Northern Ontario Childhood
  • David G. Ferguson of Algoma Mills, author of three titles including White Gold (2018)
  • Laurie Gardiner of Cambridge (originally from New Liskeard), author of several titles including Tranquility (2015)
  • Danny Girard of Timmins, author of two titles including 55 Poetic Cues: Poetry, Metaphysics & Philosophy (2019)
  • J.W. Goodwin of New Liskeard, author of By the Light of a Darkened Forest (2016)
    Brit Griffin of Cobalt, author of four titles including The Wintermen I (2014) and II (2018)
  • Karin Mackenzie of Nipigon, author of Breakfast at Grandma’s (2018)
  • Erika Pankiw of Timmins, author of nine titles including the Rikka Shai: Behind the Music first (2015), second (2017, and third (2019) volumes
  • Gretchen Roedde of Haileybury (originally from Thunder Bay), author of two titles including A Doctor’s Quest, 2nd Ed (2019)
  • Victoria Wooldridge of Kirkland Lake, author of six titles including Leave the Lights On (2019)
  • Laura Young of Sudbury, author of two titles including Soulmates on Ice: From Hometown Glory to the Top of the Podium (2018)

The Silverleaf Writers Guild will also host a consignment table at the fair that will feature the works of other Northern Ontario authors such as Kevin Vincent and Paul Toffanello. The guild has enlisted the help of authors travelling to Cobalt to help transport the books of other Northern Ontario authors to and from the fair. Northern Ontario authors who would like to sell their books on consignment are encouraged to contact the Silverleaf Writers Guild as soon as possible to make arrangements.

The Silverleaf Writers Guild would like to thanks its sponsor Presidents’ Suites for donating accommodations to participating authors. Any authors who have not yet secured accommodations should contact the guild right away, as they are available on a first come, first served basis.

Jessica Trudel
Silverleaf Writers Guild