Ontario’s Trillium Book Award turns 25 this year. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and Open Book are delighted to present a special Trillium 25th Anniversary Reading Series featuring an amazing roster of Trillium winners.
We hope you will be able to join us and the fabulous group of authors that will be participating. The next reading will take place in Toronto on May 2nd where several previous winners of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry will read.
This event takes place at the Gladstone Hotel, in the Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West, Toronto)
6:30 pm: Doors Open
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Authors read
8:30 – 9:30: Reception
You will be treated to hearing some of Ontario’s finest poets read from both their Trillium Award-winning books and from new material not yet published. The line-up of authors includes: Mark Frutkin, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, Rabindranath Maharaj, and Pasha Malla.
Bring your business card and/or fill out a ballot when you arrive to win a chance for you and a guest to attend the dinner and announcement of the winners of the 25th Trillium Book Award on June 20, 2012, at which many of the previous winners of the Trillium Book Award will also be in attendance.
The announcement of the shortlist for the 25th Trillium Book Award (for titles published in 2011) will be announced on May 9, 2012.
On the evening of June 19, 2012 there will be a group reading by the nominated authors for the 25th Trillium Book Award. This reading will be open to the public and will take place at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto.
The winners will be announced the following day on June 20, 2012.