Readings by Violet Drake, Cole Hayley, and Heather Nolan
Presented in partnership with Out of Earshot Festival

Friday, August 24 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Broken Books
245 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
All Ages, Free or By Donation

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NL Book Awards Killick Capital Fiction Reading

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Wednesday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Foran Greene Room, City Hall (10 Gower St, St. John’s)
Free, All Welcome
Accessibility: Elevators located on the 1st floor through Access when you come in the front doors (to the left as soon as you come in – through double doors). Take elevator to the 4th floor and the Foran Greene Room is not far from the elevators.

– Bridget Canning for The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes (Breakwater Books)
– Joel Thomas Hynes for We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)
– Mary Walsh for Crying for the Moon: A Novel (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

This event will be recorded by Rogers TV and photographs will be taken on site.

Books will be available for purchase.

The Killick Capital Award for Fiction s presented in even years. It recognizes excellence in the genre. The award is generously funded by Killick Capital.

NL Book Awards Bruneau Family Children’s/YA Reading

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Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m.
A.C. Hunter Children’s Library, St. John’s
Family-friendly event
Free, All Welcome
The Arts & Culture Centre main entrance (near the ticket booth) is accessible.

Readings and panel discussion. Q&A to follow. Hosted by Rogers TV’s Don-E Coady. In an adjacent room, we’ll also have BALLOON TWISTING and ARTS & CRAFTS for the kids.

– Lori Doody for The Puffin Problem (Running the Goat, Books and Broadsides)
– Sheilah Lukins for Full Speed Ahead: Errol’s Bell Island Adventure (Breakwater Books)
– Rebecca North for Elliot and the Impossible Fish (Breakwater Books)

This event will be recorded by Rogers TV and photographs will be taken on site.

Books will be available for purchase.

The Bruneau Family Award for Children’s/YA Literature is presented in even years. It recognizes excellence in the genre. The award is generously funded by the Bruneau family.

Nellie P. Strowbridge: Poetry Reading & Discussion

Thursday, September 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Corner Brook Public Library
4 West Street, Corner Brook

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Enjoy an evening of poetry at the library! Reading by and discussion with Nellie P. Strowbridge.

Generously funded by The League of Canadian Poets.


Nellie P. Strowbridge is the author of nine books. She has won provincial and national awards and has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in Canada’s National Archives as a winner in Canada’s Stamp of Approval Award. Strowbridge is a seventeen-time winner in the NL Arts & Letters Awards. Dancing on Ochre Sands was short-listed in the E. J. Pratt Award. Al Purdy included her in the Sandburg Livesay Award Anthology No Choice but to Trust, featuring outstanding populist poets around the world.

Fall Tides Grant Program

WANL & LENL Present Fall Tides Grants

Fall Tides is a new and improved way for WANL to support member readings, panels, and more across the province. This opportunity is presented in partnership with Literary Events NL (LENL).

LENL has reserved eight spots on their popular cross-island literary tour for WANL members. (See below for details on LENL’s tour.) The Fall Tides program welcomes WANL members to apply for funding to attend tour locations at least 300 km away from their current residence. Selected applicants will receive a grant of $187.50 to help with travel and accommodations expenses. Tour stops include Stephenville, Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Lewisporte, Gander, Fogo, Carbonear, and St. John’s. 

– You must be a WANL member in good standing
– You must be published (traditionally or independently/self-published)
– You must apply to library tour locations at least 300 km away from your residence
– You must ensure your availability and commitment to locations and dates 

Please note: WANL members who have already applied to the LENL tour can apply for a new location that they are not currently signed up for.

Applications will only be accepted via the above link.

Midnight (NST) July 15, 2018


A Message from Literary Events NL (LENL):

Little more than a year ago, an innocent question by author Janice Godin sparked a flame that resulted in a blaze: “Anyone interested in doing a literary tour this summer?”
Within moments, authors Candace Osmond, Janice Godin, and Carolyn R. Parsons had committed to what would become Literary Events NL, a Newfoundland-based literary organization whose main focus is on organizing and delivering a tour of Newfoundland authors through the public library system. Shortly after coming together, we three added in a fourth, Corey Majeau, a graphic designer who created the red and white iconic look of LENL.
2017 was our first year and, according to anyone who attended any of the tour stops, we hit it out of the park. Despite the speedy organization and low summer population, the tour stops were filled by eager authors within days of announcing our goal, and individual tour stops were almost all filled to capacity. Our finale, in St. John’s at the A.C. Hunter Public Library, was spectacular, and culminated with a panel led by Joel Thomas Hynes and Bill Rowe. 
Indie authors and traditionally published authors were thrust together on our tour and delivered on an equal standing to the people of Newfoundland. All were equally received with open arms. 
2018 will be our second year and, already, we have a full roster of amazing authors booked for eight of the nine stops along the tour. Our finale in St. John’s still has availability.
We’ve made some adjustments. The tour will take place in the fall now, to maximize attendance, and we will hold most of the stops on Saturdays for convenience. Each stop will have their own line-up as not all authors can travel to each stop. As the summer progresses into the fall, LENL will be advertising the line-ups, so keep an eye out for a library tour stop near you! 
This year, with our new Not-For-Profit status, we’ve reached out to other organizations like WANL for support and opportunities to further our reach all over Newfoundland. We teamed up with WANL with what used to be their Spring Tides program to create a new and improved Fall Tides program, which WANL members can apply for. 
The Fall Tides program will choose eight WANL members from those who apply to receive a grant of $187.50. This money will be used for travel and accommodations to the tour location for which you are selected. 
LENL and WANL look forward to working together on the 2018 Literary Events NL Tour and hope to see your application soon! 

Janice Godin, Candace Osmond, Carolyn R. Parsons, Corey Majeau
Co-founders of Literary Events NL

Visiting Author Series

The Writers’ Alliance Visiting Author Series features out-of-province writers, offering local writers and the general public the opportunity to meet and network with other established Canadian authors. These readings are held in St. John’s, Corner Brook in partnership with the English Program at Grenfell Campus.The WANL Reading Committee selects notable local authors who in turn each invite an author of interest from another part of Canada. The Visiting Author Series is supported by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Literary Readings Program.

Last year we were delighted to host Tracey Lindberg and Anakana Schofield.