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Wednesday, June 15

Canadian Writers’ Summit

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016
Harbourfront Centre
Conference: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants:

The Canadian Writers’ Summit is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations.

It features over 75 sessions, including professional development, keynote talks, pedagogy and policy discussions, scholarly presentations, and public readings. And of course, there will be plenty of time for social gatherings and networking opportunities!

Please visit the CWS website for program details, registration information and more!

Lawrence Hill Keynote

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Fleck Dance Theatre
Keynote: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants: Lawrence Hill

This Keynote is part of the Canadian Writers’ Summit, a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations.

It features over 75 sessions, including professional development, keynote talks, pedagogy and policy discussions, scholarly presentations, and public readings. And of course, there will be plenty of time for social gatherings and networking opportunities!

Please visit the CWS website for program details, registration information and more!

Thursday, June 16

Book Summit 2016: Back to the Book

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Harbourfront Centre
Conference: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants:

The digital dust has settled and what we once dubbed disruptive technologies are now the norm. So, in many ways, it’s back to basics for publishers, writers and everyone else in the world of books.

BACK TO THE BOOK will be a day devoted to re-examining the bedrock of what we do as we devote ourselves to discussing the business of publishing and writing. We will offer workshops and panels in intrapreneurship, marketing, innovation, retail, subscriptions, social responsibility, creative initiatives, diversity and more. We will also touch on themes surrounding the writer/publisher and reader relationship. In the past, writers, publishers, readers and retailers operated in their separate silos; today, these boundaries are disappearing. Readers generate content. Writers consider and create their own publishing opportunities. Publishers develop innovative platforms and actively connect with readers.

BACK TO THE BOOK is for publishers, writers, librarians, agents, booksellers, and everyone else in the book community.

Book Summit is pleased to open the Canadian Writers’ Summit, a four-day super-conference, on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

For more information, please visit Book Summit

Lakeside Play Readings

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Lakeside Terrace/Harbourfront Centre
Conference: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants:

Playwrights Guild of Canada, in partnerships with Coach House Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Talonbooks, and Scirocco Drama, presents eight readings by some of Canada’s most well known playwrights. Catch a glimpse of theatre behind the curtain as these playwrights read their own words.

  • Nicolas Billon
  • David S. Craig (Host)
  • Sean Dixon
  • Lois Fine
  • Morris Panych
  • Pamela Mala Sinha
  • Annabel Soutar
  • Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
  • Kenneth T. Williams

Please visit the CWS website for program details, registration information and more!

Friday, June 17

Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace/Harbourfront Centre
Conference: Canadian Writers' Summit
Participants:

The League of Canadian Poets and the University of Regina Press are thrilled to announce the launch their legacy project, the Anne Szumigalski Lecture Series anthology entitled Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry.

This delightful reception will feature many of the poets from the collection. Each will share a poem that has inspired a “measure of astonishment.” This launch is one of the highlights of the Canadian Writers’ Summit.

The anthology includes the lectures delivered annually by some of Canada’s most revered poets — Tim Lilburn, Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Margaret Atwood, Mark Abley, Don McKay, Marilyn Bowering, Anne Simpson, Glen Sorestad, Robert Currie, A.F. Moritz, Lillian Allen, and Gregory Scofield.

This book will also launch the University of Regina Press’s new Oscana Poetry and Poetics Series.

Please visit the CWS website for program details, registration information and more!

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