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A New Partnership for the Next Phase of Freedom to Read Week January 5, 2024 - We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Urban Library Council, the Ontario… Continue Reading
Book Summit Retires After 20+ Years January 5, 2024 - In 2022, the Book and Periodical Council (BPC) engaged in a strategic revisioning process to better align its programs and… Continue Reading
Announcing the finalists for the $10,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers August 25, 2020 - The Dayne Ogilvie Prize is presented annually to an emerging writer from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer community… Continue Reading
ACP to honour publisher Margie Wolfe and bookseller Sharon Budnarchuk with annual award June 22, 2020 - The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Margie Wolfe, president and publisher of Second Story Press,… Continue Reading
ANNOUNCING FREEDOM TO READ WEEK 2020: FEBRUARY 23–29 February 20, 2020 - Events and activities across Canada celebrate freedom of expression, challenge censorship. Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about… Continue Reading
Freedom to Read Week Marks 35th Anniversary February 15, 2019 - National event celebrates free expression, encourages discussion   “The freedom to read is important,” say Michelle Arbuckle and Marg Anne… Continue Reading
Writers’ Trust announces 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists September 26, 2018 - Five Canadian authors shortlisted for $50,000 annual award Toronto – September 26, 2018 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada today… Continue Reading
2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners September 14, 2018 - Calgary – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing… Continue Reading
AUTHOR GARY GEDDES WINS FREEDOM TO READ AWARD February 26, 2018 - Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Gary Geddes (author, poet, anthologist and translator) is… Continue Reading
ANNOUNCING OUR FREEDOM TO READ CHAMPION: DOROTHY MACNAUGHTON February 26, 2018 - We are thrilled to announce this year's Freedom to Read Champion, Dorothy Macnaughton. "Traditionally, when people talk about freedom to… Continue Reading