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Friday, October 19, at 7 pm

Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA) brings its touring program, Lit On Tour to the Library on Friday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.

Lit On Tour brings together the world's most exciting writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of events in late October and early November. For the eighth year, Lit On Tour will visit Woodstock to present an evening of author readings followed by a lively question and answer segment and discussion.

Don't miss this literary evening in the spacious sanctuary of Knox Presbyterian Church. The event will be followed by a reception on the second floor of the library, featuring local foods, wine and beer tasting provided by Upper Thames Brewing Company, and an opportunity to experience our vibrant local culture and meet and talk to authors.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the library, at Merrifield Book Shop, or through Harbourfront Centre Box Office in person or by phone at 416-973-4000. Don't miss this exceptional literary event and an opportunity to visit with some great Canadian and International authors in person.

Joy Fielding 
Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Is Watching, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.

Praise for The Bad Daughter: "We can always count on Joy Fielding to run out a well-dressed, well-developed psychological suspense novel, but her recent work featuring therapist Robin Davis is one of her best. Davis returns in The Bad Daughter, a zippy page-turner with a family secret to be unearthed. This is the kind of tale where Fielding excels and Davis is her best lead yet.-- The Globe and Mail

Dr. Brian Goldman
For more than thirty years, Dr. Brian Goldman has been an active participant and keen observer of the culture of modern medicine. Since 2007, he has hosted, White Coat, Black Art, a multi-award winning show on CBC Radio that reveals what goes on behind a hospital's sliding doors. Goldman is the author of the bestselling The Night Shift and The Secret Language of Doctors. He lives in Toronto with his family. 

In The Power of Kindness, Goldman leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of his own lost compassion. A top neuroscientist performs an MRI scan of his brain to see if he is hard-wired for empathy. A researcher at Western University in Ontario tests his personality and makes a startling discovery. Goldman then circles the planet in search of the most empathetic people alive, to hear their stories an learn their secrets.

Mojca Kumerdej
Born in Slovenia in 1964, Mojca Kumerdej is an award-winning writer and philosopher. She also works as a freelance journalist, covering art and science, primarily for Slovenia's largest daily newspaper, Delo, she collaborates with intermedia art institutes and occasionally as a theatre dramaturg. In 2006, Kumerdej received the Tandem Grant from Stifung Brandenburger Tor. She has appeared as an official representative of Slovene literature at the Frankfurt, Leipzig, Prague, Guadalajara and Buenos Aries Books Fairs, and her stories have been translated into Spanish, German, English, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, French, Serbian, Polish, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Slovakian. Mojca Kumerdej is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency.

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445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
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