Registration now open for Writer’s Workshop

8th Annual Writer’s Workshop

Date: Saturday November 10th

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Saugeen Room

Cost: $20 per person

Registration required, space is limited. 

Sponsored by Hanover Honda 

This year’s workshop leader will be Alissa York, author of several novels including the Giller-nominated “Effigy”. effigy book cover

 Alissa York Short bio:

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include MercyEffigy (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize),  Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist.

York is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award.

Her essays and articles have appeared in The GuardianBrick magazine, Canadian Geographic and elsewhere. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

Author visit: John Gardiner

October 3, 2018
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon tea and a chat with author John Gardiner. He will speak about his book Memories for Sale. book cover memories for sale

From the publisher:

As a young man, John Gardiner scrawled his thoughts on his bedroom windowsill. Now in Memories for Sale, Gardiner shares short stories, poems, and a novella that he hopes will provide inspiration for others to look inward and reflect on the world around them.

Gardiner, a former newspaper editor, believes that we are all intelligent enough to solve our own problems. With that theory in mind, he offers writings that attempt to unravel the meaning of life and encourage deep thinking. In his varied collection shared with fluid realism, Gardiner explores relatable topics such as the aging process, loneliness, and suffering and pain as well as chronicles the life of a character named “Gawd” by his abusive alcoholic father. Through his emotional thoughtscapes, Gardiner offers a creative foundation for others to contemplate the future of humanity and their own destinies.

Memories for Sale: Tales from a Small Town shares a collection of short stories, poems, and a novella that explores the human condition.

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

Hanover Public Library with The Saugeen Artists Guild present Art Beneath the Autumn Sky, a gala fundraiser for The Hanover Public Library.

October 13th, 2018 | 7 pm-11 pm at The Hanover Public Library

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky

Tickets $35 each or 2 for $60

Tickets on sale from Aug. 1st at Hanover Public Library

Tickets can be reserved by phone

Age of majority event

Art Beneath the Autumn Sky gala event features an art show with 25+ local artists showing and selling their work. Gala guests can take part in a silent auction, an Art Wall event, and bid for art works being created during the evening. This unique cultural experience will be complemented by live musical performers.  Your ticket includes elegant refreshments, and a choice of local craft beers, ciders and wines.

Saugee Artists Guild logo & link


Gold Sponsors

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Hanover Holidays logo

Thank you for your support!


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Fall Author Visits

Afternoon Tea with John Gardinerbook cover memories for sale

John will talk about his book, Memories for Sale : tales from a small town

Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 2 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Free event



Dr. Gregory Klages

speaking about his book The Many Deaths of Tom Thompson: Seperating fact from fiction

Explore the mysterious death of Group of Seven artist Tom Thompson

Saturday, Nov. 3 | 2pm

Admission $5







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March Break-S.T.E.M. Tuesday

March 13, 2018
1:30 pmto3:30 pm


Test your STEMiness by making fluffy slime, flying paper airplanes, playing Harold the Robot game and much more! Ages 5+  

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm   Location: Saugeen Room.  Cost: $2/child.  Registration is required; space for 25 kids.

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March Break-Lego Challenges

March 15, 2018
1:00 pmto3:00 pm


It’s a whole day of Lego! We will play Lego Walk, Lego Bingo to win prizes, and build a boat. Then after regular Lego building time. Ages 5+

Time: 1-3pm  Location: Saugeen Room  Cost: $1/child  Registration is required; space for 25 kids.

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