Atlantic Book Awards & Festival
I’ve been working on this festival since mid-February, and it is finally just around the corner: the Atlantic Book Awards & Festival, featuring an award ceremony held in St. John’s for the first time ever. Here’s what’s happening:
Monday, May 7th
4:30pm: Mayor Dennis O’Keefe (or someone representing him) declares May 10-17 2012 to be Atlantic Book Week in the City of St. John’s.
Thursday, May 10th
2pm: Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Literature Award nominee Andy Jones features at the St. John’s Storytelling Circle at the Crow’s Nest (88 Water St., by the War Memorial). 7:30pm, admission is $3. Come early – seating is limited.
Saturday, May 12th
Bruneau Family Children’s/Young Adult Literature Award nominees Andy Jones, Susan M. MacDonald and Janet McNaughton read at the A. C. Hunter Children’s Library (125 Allendale Rd., in the Arts & Culture Centre).
Sunday, May 13th
Tuesday, May 15th
Wednesday, May 16th
2pm: Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association Best Atlantic-Published Book Award nominee Chris Benjamin reads from Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada at Afterwords (245 Duckworth St.), introduced by Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff.
Thursday, May 17
7pm: The Atlantic Book Awards themselves. LSPU Hall. Tickets are $12, available here or at 753-4531.
May 18th is when I get to sleep again. Once everyone has made their flight home.