Franke James receives inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From PEN Canada TORONTO, May 26, 2015 – Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue event, June 2. Introduced in 2014 in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, member of PEN’s Canadian Issues Committee and former Chair of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the … Read more

Ontario Library Association Announces the 2015 Forest of Reading® Winners

>>From the Ontario Library Assocation TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) – The votes are in!  Over 250,000 children have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time. The awards were presented on May 12 and 13 at the … Read more

First Nation Communities Read announces 2015-2016 shortlist of books for young adults and adults

>>From the Periodical Marketers of Canada Toronto, May 5, 2015 – Five books are in contention to become the First Nation Communities Read community reading selection for 2015-2016. Five jury members from First Nation public libraries in Ontario made the shortlist selections. The title selection announcement for 2015-2016 will take place in Toronto on June … Read more

Writers’ Trust of Canada announces shortlist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada Toronto – May 5, 2015 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for a literary award known for discovering and promoting the brightest up-and-coming young writers in Canada. The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers rewards writers who are under age 35 and unpublished in … Read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada announces shortlist for 2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

>>From The Writers’ Union of Canada May 4, 2015 – The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the eighteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2014.  The Award consists of cash prizes … Read more