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County Reads Authors Festival 2019
Two of PEC's favourite literary events have joined forces to create the County Reads Authors Festival, taking place April 25-27. County Reads will kick off the weekend on April 25 with an event hosted and moderated by County author Ken Murray. Cheer on five County residents as they champion their chosen Canadian book of the year! After a spirited debate, spectators may vote for their favourite while enjoying some refreshments and taking in the DiscArted Art Show, which will be held in conjunction with the Festival. The winner of the debate will be announced to great fanfare at the evening's finale. Over the next two days book lovers will have an opportunity to hear from authors such as Wayne Grady, Debra Komar and Camilla Gibb. All events will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Church.
Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 PM
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (Sanctuary)
335 Main St E, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
County Reads is hosted and moderated by County author Ken Murray. Cheer on five County residents as they champion their chosen Canadian book of the year! After a spirited debate, spectators may vote for their favourite while enjoying some refreshments and taking in the DiscArted Art Show, which will be held in conjunction with the Festival. The winner of the debate will be announced to great fanfare at the evening's finale.
apply for a table
All Prince Edward County Authors and Publishers are invited to apply to have a table at the County Reads. Before the debate and during the reception afterwards, attendees will be encouraged to visit to visit the tables and find out more about your work. It is an opportunity to spread the word about what you do and sell your books if you would like to do so.
Space is limited. If interest in tables exceeds the available space, the County Reads Committee will select authors and publishers. We will notify you as to the status of your application. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 15th, 2019.
A Free event sponsored by Le Cercle Français de Milford and the Prince Edward County Public Library
Friday, April 26, 3:00 PM.
Translation is an often under-appreciated aspect of literature and world affairs. New York Times columnist, Mark Polizzotti, writes that Nikita Khrushchev’s statement “we will bury you” caused angry reactions around the world. The correct translation of the Russian message, “we will outlast you”, might have been less threatening. Did the Japanese Prime Minister actually say his people felt “silent contempt” for Harry Truman’s ultimatum? Or was it closer to “No comment. We need more time”? And in the world of literature, the misleading Arabic translation of the title “Satanic Verses” caused the death of one of the translators and riots around the world. (NYT, July 28, 2018)
Wayne Grady is one of Canada’s most acclaimed French-English translators and winner of the John Glassco prize and the Governor General’s award for Literary Translation. The Accidental Education of Jerome Lupien by Yves Beauchemin is his latest translation. Wayne has translated fifteen novels from French into English and has written many books of nonfiction. His novel Emancipation Day was long- listed for the Scotiabank-Giller Prize and won the Amazon First Novel Award. He teaches Creative Nonfiction at UBC.
Dorothy Speirs is an author, internationally recognized Emile Zola scholar, recipient of the Ordres des Palmes Académiques from the French government, tireless County volunteer and animatrice du Cercle Français de Milford.
Cornelia Hoogland Workshop
Saturday, Apr 27,
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Picton Branch Library
208 Main St, Picton
Cornelia Hoogland’s Woods Wolf Girl (Wolsak and Wynn, 2011) was a finalist for the ReLit Award for Poetry. Her story “Sea Level” was shortlisted for the 2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Cornelia serves on national and international literary boards, and was the founder and artistic director of Poetry London and, most recently, of Poetry* Hornby Island, on the BC Gulf Island she calls home. In her seventh book, Trailer Park Elegy, in response to her brother’s sudden death, Cornelia Hoogland explores the shift in gravity his dramatic absence creates. Set on the Salish Sea on Vancouver Island’s east coast, Trailer Park Elegy reaches back two thousand years to the First Peoples, as well as to the brother whose delight was summers spent at Deep Bay.