Thanks to the Festival of Literary Diversity (the FOLD), Bramptonians don’t have to make the trek into Toronto for book and author events. The FOLD itself is an annual event, but you can get with the literary goodness more often now, because the festival–along with the Rose Theatre and Brampton Library–is starting a new series called Writers at the Rose.

This new event will happen multiple times a year and will bring high-profile writers to downtown Brampton. Audiences can expect a performance or a live reading, and then a chance to get a book signed and to participate in a Q&A with the author.

Writers at the Rose kicks off February 8, 2018, at 7 p.m with its first guest, Karl Subban. Subban’s kids are hockey’s Malcolm, Jordan, and (of course) P.K. Subban. He’ll be there to talk about his book, How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life (co-written with Scott Colby).

After the live reading there will be a Q&A and book signing hosted by Jael Richardson, Artistic Director of the FOLD.

In a decision in keeping with its mission of accessibility, tickets to the event are on a sliding scale. Attendees can choose to pay $10, $15, or $20.

Learn more about Writers at the Rose and the FOLD here, and buy tickets here.

What authors would you like to see do an event with Writers at the Rose?