Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Coffee, Conversation & Books: Anthony Carnovale

March 20, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Orangeville Public Library | Library

"Words are the real weapons of mass destruction (and construction)" Join local author Anthony Carnovale as he discusses the power of words.

Anthony released "These People and Other Stories" in 2017; a collection of ten interconnected short stories. It offers a dramatic and sometimes comedic look into the lives of students, teachers and administrators at Brampton’s Haggert High. The book focuses on their academic, work and private lives and how these worlds can often collide.

Anthony Carnovale has been a high school teacher for 15 years- ten as an English teacher, five as a Teacher-Librarian. Drawing on his own teaching experiences in Brampton, he understands the mood and energy of its communities, schools and lives of its young people, and the struggles that many of them face to make their community feel more like a home. Anthony published his first YA novel 'In Full Uniform' in 2006.  

His words have appeared in 'Wild City Times', 'Sideroads of Dufferin County', 'In the Hills', 'OLA Magazine', 'Access Magazine',' Canadian Teacher Magazine', 'The Globe and Mail', 'The Ottawa Citizen' and various online magazines and journals.  He was nominated for the 2015 Toronto Star Teacher of the Year Award. He is the co-founder of Cyclotron, a community-focused literary arts organization that promotes creative writing and thinking through various outreach activities and publishing platforms. He is also co-editor of, Extra Pulp Zine. Anthony lives in Orangeville.

Refreshments provided. This event is free, but registration is required. Email [email protected] or by phone 519-941-0610 to save your spot!

Venue: Euphoria (154 Broadway) in Orangeville


The Dufferin County Libraries (Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Shelburne) have partnered to bring you Coffee, Conversation & Books. Each month, on the third Wednesday, a local author is featured in one of the three communities. All events start at 7 p.m.