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Culture Days - Stories in the Square

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2023-09-23 10:00:00 2023-09-23 16:00:00 America/New_York Culture Days - Stories in the Square An annual national celebration of arts, culture, and creativity! Bring Your Own Lawn chair, listen to local author readings. Buy books from local authors. Authors: Kids 10am-12pm, Adults/Teens 1-4pm. BPL On The Go - Barrie Downtown/Waterfront

Saturday, September 23
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-23 10:00:00 2023-09-23 16:00:00 America/New_York Culture Days - Stories in the Square An annual national celebration of arts, culture, and creativity! Bring Your Own Lawn chair, listen to local author readings. Buy books from local authors. Authors: Kids 10am-12pm, Adults/Teens 1-4pm. BPL On The Go - Barrie Downtown/Waterfront

BPL On The Go

Barrie Downtown/Waterfront

An annual national celebration of arts, culture, and creativity! Bring Your Own Lawn chair, listen to local author readings. Buy books from local authors. Authors: Kids 10am-12pm, Adults/Teens 1-4pm.

Join local authors at the City of Barrie Culture Days celebration live at Memorial Square and Meridian Place. Browse the author displays, meet regional writers as they share excerpts from their work in our Storytelling Tent.

Storytelling Tent Schedule:

  • 10am-12pm - Kids storytimes with 6 local authors in the BPL storytelling tent on our floor cushions & magical reading carpet
  • 12-1pm - BREAK. Enjoy one of our 'literary' activity stations. Play giant scrabble or make a Culture Days button
  • 1-4pm - Find your next great read as local authors sell their books, run a storytelling circle and read excerpts from their books

Scheduled Readings:

Time Author
10:00-10:15  Harry Binnendyk 
10:20-10:35  Stephanie Grayson 
10:40-10:55  Elliot D’Souza
11:00-11:15  Janet Surette 
11:20-11:35  Jason George 
11:40-11:55  Megan Galati
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:15-1:30 Marilyn Lamb
1:40-1:55  Mike Madill
2:05-2:20  Colleen Winter
2:30-2:45 Ann Burke 
2:55-3:10 Bruce Meyer
3:20-3:35 Luna Alva
3:45-4:00 J.L. Benson

Featured Local Authors

Luna Alva

J.L. Benson
Ann Burke
Marilyn Lamb
Mike Madill
Bruce Meyer
Colleen Winter
Harry Binnendyk
Elliot D'Souza
Megan Galati
Stephanie Grayson
Jason George
Janet Surette

We thank all interested local area authors, this event is full.


Learn more about all of the Culture Day events happening in the City of Barrie.

Enjoy free, interactive performances and art activities, learn about community arts organizations, and take guided tours of downtown Barrie’s history and public art.


What is Culture Days?

Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture.

Culture Days programs invite the public to show appreciation for arts and culture in their own communities and nationwide. The Culture Days organization supports a Canada-wide network of arts, culture, and heritage organizers to facilitate free public events in their communities every year.

Running September 22 until October 15, 2023, Culture Days events and activities promise to spark creativity, build community, and celebrate nationally.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | School-Aged Kids | Families | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Culture & Arts | Authors |

TAGS: | eTrike & Trailer |

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