Authors reading at trio of locations

Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay will read from her latest novel, In the Classroom, at Fairfield United Church Friday (May 6).

Author Miriam Toews will also read that evening from her latest novel, Irma Voth. Tickets, $5, are available at Munro’s Books, which is hosting the event. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 250-382-2464.

First-time young-adult novelist Jack Stewart of Victoria will read from his book, Odd Ball, during a launch at Chapters on Saturday (May 7), 2 p.m. Tea and cookies will be provided. Stewart was encouraged to submit his manuscript to publisher Thistledown Press by author Susan Juby when she was writer-in-residence at the Greater Victoria Public Library.