Annual Christmas Dinner – Dec 12th

Be sure to reserve a place at this year’s annual Christmas Dinner with special guest Tim Wynne-Jones.

Where: KS on the Keys, 1029 Daze Street (South Keys)

When:  Wednesday, December 12th

Time:   Mingling begins at 5:30 p.m.

**To register, click here.

We are extremely pleased to announce this year’s December guest speaker – Tim Wynne-Jones is a two-time Governor General’s Award-winning author, Order of Canada recipient and nominee for the 2012 international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international honour for children’s authors and illustrators. Tim’s 2011 novel Blink and Caution won the Arthur Ellis Award for best children/YA crime novel and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for 2011. He won his first Arthur Ellis for the Boy in the Burning House, which also won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 2002, for best young adult mystery.

Tim’s eclectic, pre-author years included stints as:  band member in several rock groups (Boogie Dick and Alabaster, to name two), fine arts student, book designer and owner of a graphic design firm. He wrote his first novel Odd’s End in 1978 while in the Masters Fine Arts program at York University – it won the Seal First Novel award along with the $50,000 prize, making him believe that ‘this writing thing might be fun’.

Tim lives in a house that he designed in Perth, Ontario on 76 acres of ‘rough and tumble land’ that has figured prominently in his writing over the last twenty years.  He spent most of last year ‘playing hooky’ overseas with his wife Amanda Lewis but is now back at his computer, working on a new manuscript. For more information about Tim, his travels and his writing, please visit his website.

Books will be available for purchase.