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Crimes Against My Brother David Adams Richards

Port Medway Readers’ Festival: David Adams Richards

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Join David Adams Richards on Aug. 15 for the final event for the Port Medway Readers’ Festival. Richards will be reading from his novel Crimes Against My Brother at 7p.m. at the Old Meeting House in Port Medway, N.S.. Tickets are $20.00 per person, per event.  A festival sponsorship, which includes two tickets to each of the three author readings, is available for $175.00.  (Please note…

McGrath, Peacock take home 2015 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards

McGrath, Peacock take home 2015 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards

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In a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s Wednesday afternoon, poet Carmelita McGrath was named winner of the E.J. Pratt Award for Escape Velocity published by Goose Lane Editions. Retired veterinarian Andrew Peacock won the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Non-Fiction with his debut book Creatures of the Rock:A Veterinarian’s Adventures in Newfoundland published by Doubleday Canada. The wins represent a first for both well-established…

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia announces East Coast Literary Awards short list

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Awards celebrate a diversity of regional voices in non-fiction, poetry and fiction The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia released the short list for the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards this morning. These three awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Atlantic Canada. The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, is one of  Canada’s largest literary prizes. It was established by Raddall himself and…

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

Award season begins: Atlantic Book Awards short list

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Last night the Atlantic Book Awards announced this year’s short list at the Halifax Central Library. Jon Tattrie  led a discussion with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod and Ami MacKay called “Writers in Conversation”.  Shandi Mitchell’s Dalhousie University Creative Writing students opened the event with readings of their best short fiction from their final senior workshop. Congratulations to all the shortlisted publishers and authors! Democracy 250 Atlantic…

A night for readings with BMO Winterset Award finalists Michael Crummey, Megan Gail Coles and Alan Doyle

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) finalists for the 2014 BMO Winterset Award will read from their works and answer questions from the audience at a public reading and reception: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at The Rooms (in the Theatre), 9 Bonaventure Avenue in St. John’s. The award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. The winner will be announced at Government House on Thursday, March 26….

And evening with Newfoundland authors Michael Crummey, Stan Dragland and Sara Tilley in Halifax

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Join Newfoundland and Labrador authors Michael Crummey (Sweetland), Stan Dragland (The Bricoleur and His Sentences) and Sara Tilley (Duke: A Novel) at the Company House in Halifax for an evening of readings on Saturday, March 7. About the authors: Michael Crummey was born in Buchans, NL and is the author of four books of poetry and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His second book of poetry…