Today is Family Literacy Day. In honour of this, the CBC has compiled a list of 15 great books your family can look forward to reading in 2015:
15 kids' books to watch out for in 2015.
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize nominee Steven Galloway talks about his novel The Confabulist:
As 2015 kicks off and we look forward to spring and the coming of the Words on the Water festival, we thought it a worthwhile moment to reflect on some notable 2014 milestones for two of our upcoming authors, Kathleen Winter and Steven Galloway. These end of the year reflections have our committee feeling excited for the literary delights to come one cold and foggy Friday evening in the not too distant future.
Kathleen Winter’s book Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage made Quill and Quire’s list of Top Book of the Year. As one of only fifteen books to appear on the list, the editor writes:
Also worth celebrating is the accomplishments of Steven Gallaway for his most recent work, The Confabulist. Galloway is also the author of Finnie Walsh, Ascension, and The Cellist of Sarajevo. The Confabulist saw Galloway as a top finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The jury wrote:
Undoubtably, the mystery that is the Words on the Water festival will evoke some prize-winning moments of its own. Be sure to purchase Early Bird tickets online through our website while still available.
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Festival updates: The 2015 Words on the Water Writers' Festival is taking shape and the organizing committee is excited to announce this year's writers, as well as some changes to our website.
1) 2015 Authors
Each year's festival is flavoured not just by the individual writers, but by the chemistry of the group as a whole. Earlier this week the festival committee finalised the eight authors who will be coming to Campbell River this spring. They are an inspiring blend of leading creative minds and we are pleased to introduce them to you here:
latest works can be found here.
2) New website and online ticket sales
The festival website has been refreshed with a new look and additional features, which has enabled us to offer ticket sales online for 2015. We hope this will be more convenient for festival goers, as well as make for smoother administration for our volunteers. Weekend and single session passes are available now and are already beginning to sell. They make excellent gifts for the literature lovers on your list!
Happy New Year!
Words on the Water Festival Committee
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.