Words & Music 2013

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About Words & Music...

The eithth annual edition of the St. Thomas Public Library’s popular “Words and Music” program will bring bestselling author Barbara Fradkin (pictured right) to the stage of the Princess Avenue Playhouse in St. Thomas on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Joining her will be members of the Rainbow Gardens Quartet and jazz singer Martin Traynor. It’s a fun event and one that many people look forward to every year.


The program, which alternates a telling anecdote or reading by a talented, popular writer with a song done in impeccable style by an accomplished assemblage of Toronto area jazz musicians, gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation and tickets are available at the St. Thomas Public Library. Because this event is the most costly program offered by the library, organizers are suggesting that event goers might want to make a goodwill donation of $15 each when they pick up their tickets to help offset costs. Doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Words & Music 2013

Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 7-10pm

40 Princess Ave

St Thomas, ON

Princess Ave. Playhouse

Pick up advanced tickets by donation at St. Thomas Public Library, Adult Information Desk, main level
(Good will donations of $15 per person are suggested.)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at the door, if available.

Book sale and signing after the event.

For more information, visit the library's website or call the library at (519) 631-6050.

About Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin (nee Currie) was born in Montreal and obtained her B.A. at McGill University and M.A. at the University of Toronto, before moving to Ottawa to work and raise a family. A few years later she returned to the University of Ottawa for her PhD in clinical psychology, and after more than twenty-five years as a child psychologist, she retired in order to devote more time to her first passion, writing.


Although she first appeared in print in 1995, Barbara has been writing since she was six and has always had an affinity for the dark side. Her work as a child psychologist provides ample insight and inspiration for stories. She is an active member of Canada's writing community as well as part of the notorious Ladies' Killing Circle, which edited anthologies of mystery short stories by Canadian women.


Read the review from her latest book "The Whisper of Legends" from the Ottawa Citizen.


Contact us!

For more information on this program, visit the library's blog, call the Adult Information Desk, send us an email, or visit us in person.