Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thank you...

Erin Bow reading from her latest work, Plain Kate
at the Elora Writers' Festival, May 27, 2012

"The 19th Elora Writers' Festival was held in Aboyne on May 27th. It was, in all ways, a success. The diverse line-up featuring young adult novelist and poet Erin Bow, crime novelist Howard Shrier, historical novelist Keith Ross Leckie, poet Carolyn Smart, How the Scots Invented Canada author Ken McGoogan and novelist Robert Hough (pronounced Huff) entertained a crowded room of avid readers. All authors were happy to sign copies of their books during the intermission and following the event.
     Those guests who stayed for dinner were treated to an excellent meal catered by Frabert's. In this intimate setting patrons were afforded an opportunity to break bread with the various authors and the meal was followed by a unique question and answer period.
     The Elora Writers' Festival Committee would like to thank all of the volunteers, the writing competition judges, the authors, sponsors and the patrons who made this event such a memorable success. Next year will be the 20th Elora Writers' Festival and the 10th Elora Writers' Festival Writing Competition. Expect some big announcements leading up to next year's event. Winners of the 9th Elora Writers' Festival Writing Competition were announced on this site (here...) on Saturday May 26th with winners from as close as Elora to as far away as Mumbai, India.
     Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who took the opportunity to put pen to paper and send in their story."
— David Beynon, (Elora Writers' Festival Committee)

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