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Archive for November, 2015

  • Inspire Teen Reads at The Word On The Street 2015

    This year, we had the pleasure of featuring the extraordinary talent of Inspire Teen Reads on our new stage, the Youth Launchpad. Inspire Teen Reads is an initiative and annual event that aims to rekindle and foster the love of reading among teens. At The Word On The Street, young writers from across the GTA were given […]

  • André Alexis Takes Home the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

    Last night, the Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out a total of $139,000 to the award winners and finalists at this year’s Writers’ Trust Award ceremony, held at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio.   André Alexis was awarded the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his philosophical novel Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books). Alexis, a finalist […]