25th Trillium Award

 

Special Interview with An Accord of Poets

Five poets, five cities, one Honda Accord. Starting tomorrow, October 11, 2014, An Accord of Poets will head out on their tour across Ontario and Quebec, performing their poems

The Shortlist for the 2014 Governor General's Awards Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the finalists for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Awards. The awards celebrate Canadian works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature (with categories for text and illustration) and translation.

The winner in each category will receive a $25,000 prize, with each finalist taking home $1,000. The awards presentation will take place at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on November 26. New this year, the Canada Council invites you to explore their interactive Governor General's Literary Awards website.

The 2014 Governor General's English-language finalists:

Fiction:

A profile of Stuart Ross’ Proper Tales Press (with a few questions)

by rob mclennan

The Kingston WritersFest Interveiw Series, with Miriam Toews

The Kingston WritersFest is finally here! Kicking off Wednesday night and continuing through Sunday evening, WritersFest will be bringing authors and book lovers together in Kingston. All week long, Open Book has been sharing interviews with festival authors, who have told us a bit about writing, reading and the one luxury they allow themselves while on tour with a book.

The Kingston WritersFest Interveiw Series, with Jeramy Dodds

The Kingston WritersFest is finally here! Kicking off last night and continuing through Sunday evening, WritersFest will be bringing authors and book lovers together in Kingston. All week long, Open Book will be sharing interviews with festival authors, who will tell us a bit about writing, reading and the one luxury they allow themselves while on tour with a book.

The Kingston WritersFest Interveiw Series, with Tamai Kobayashi

The Kingston WritersFest is finally here! Starting tonight, and continuing through Sunday evening, the city of Kingston will be filled with authors and book lovers. All week long, Open Book will be sharing interviews with festival authors, who will tell us a bit about writing, reading and the one luxury they allow themselves while on tour with a book.

David Martin Wins The 2014 CBC Poetry Prize

Canada Writes has announced that David Martin of Calgary, AB is the winner of the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize. David's winning poem "Tar Swan" was selected from more than 2,500 entries received from across the country. The jury, comprised of poets Roy Miki, Rachel Rose and Katherena Vermette said David's poem "urgently speaks to central concerns of our time, particularly here in Canada: the consequences of coal and oil extraction, environmental degradation and our responsibility to the natural world."

The Kingston WritersFest Interveiw Series, with Shani Mootoo

The Kingston WritersFest is almost here! Events are selling out, so now is the time to get your tickets. All week long, Open Book will be sharing interviews with festival authors, who will tell us a bit about writing, reading and the one luxury they allow themselves while on tour with a book.

The Kingston WritersFest Interveiw Series, with Ian Hamilton

The Kingston WritersFest is almost here! Events are selling out, so now is the time to get your tickets. All week long, Open Book will be sharing interviews with festival authors, who will tell us a bit about writing, reading and the one luxury they allow themselves while on tour with a book.

2014 Finalists Announced for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

The Writers' Trust of Canada and Hon. Hilary M. Weston announced the five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction today at the Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens. The Hilary Weston Prize is the richest annual literary award for a Canadian work of nonfiction, with each finalist receiving $5,000 and the winner receiving $60,000.

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