75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARDS
Join Joan MacLeod,John Pass, John Vaillant, and Nino Ricci for the Vancouver International Writers Festival’s Governor General’s Award Party, hosted by Hal Wake. Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Waterfront Theatre.
For decades the most significant recognition a writer can receive in Canada has been a Governor General’s award. On the 75th anniversary of the awards the festival brings together four acclaimed writers who will read from the books that won the prize, and talk about what the reward has meant for their careers. They’ll also offer their frank opinions about literary prizes in general and what they contribute to our literary culture and whether we have relied too heavily on prizes to tell us what to read. Two-time winner for fiction Nino Ricci will be joined by John Pass (poetry), Joan MacLeod (drama) and John Vaillant (non-fiction). Come celebrate the GG’s and the end of the Festival with cake and conversation.