november is literary month in waterloo (part 1)

november 3: come out to uptown 21 for a "schmecks inspired" tapas dinner to fete ann walmsley, winner of this year's edna staebler award for creative non-fiction. $100 gets you a ticket that includes dinner and a cocktail with the author (and many past recipients of the award) and a ticket to a discussion with past winners at the princess cinema afterward. 

ann's book, "the prison book club", recounts ann's 18 months participating in a book club for prisoners of collins bay and the stories of 6 of the inmates in the book club. she writes that "the books changed the men and the men changed [her]". read more about the book here.  and buy tickets to the celebration on november 3 here