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Archive for October, 2015

  • Rhonda Mullins, JonArno Lawson, and Sydney Smith Among Winners of 2015 GGs

    Three authors who appeared at this year’s The Word On The Street festival have won Governor General’s Literary Awards: Rhonda Mullins has won in the French to English Translation category with Twenty-One Cardinals by Jocelyne Saucier; JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith have both won for their beautiful illustrated book Sidewalk Flowers. Congratulations to all of them, and the […]

  • Sculpting New Reads 2015

    As the classic idiom goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Sculpting New Reads (The Word On The Street’s contemporary art program) calls upon artists to bring to life the art of storytelling. For the second edition of Sculpting New Reads, we challenged four artists to create new installations inspired by the themes of […]

  • 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalists Announced

    The shortlisted authors for the Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced yesterday by the Canada Council for the Arts. Each year, the Council awards prizes to authors in 7 English Language categories (Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, French-to-English translation, Children’s Text, and Children’s Illustration) with each winner receiving $25,000. The winners will be revealed on October […]