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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Special Event: IFOA

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

The Kobzar Literary $25,000 Biennial Award, offered by the Shevchenko Foundation, recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit in one of several genres: literary nonfiction, fiction, poetry, young readers’ literature, plays, screenplays and musicals. Join the finalists for readings from their nominated works. Hosted by Joseph Kertes.


Presented in partnership with the Shevchenko Foundation

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The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage.


Participants

  • Kertes, Joseph

    Joseph Kertes

    Joseph Kertes was born in Hungary, but escaped with his family to Canada after the revolution of 1956. Kertes founded Humber College's creative writing and comedy programs. He was until recently Humber's Dean of Creative and Performing Arts and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and innovation. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Boardwalk, his second novel, and two children's books, The Gift and The Red Corduroy Shirt, met with critical acclaim. His novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian National Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.