Submitted by Annick on
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 4:36pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia invites you to the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards reading series. The readings take place in three Nova Scotian communities and feature writers shortlisted for three major Awards. All readings take place between May 31st and June 2nd. Activities surrounding the Awards culminates in the East Coast Literary Awards Celebration in Halifax on June 4th. 

Join us as we celebrate Atlantic Canadian writing and the cultural life of Nova Scotia’s independent bookstores. Books will be available for purchase; writers will be available for conversation!  

Those readings in brief (details below):

May 31, 7pm, the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award shortlist reading, Lexicon Books, Lunenburg
June 1, 7pm, the J.M. Abraham Poetry Award shortlist reading, Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville
June 2, 7pm, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award shortlist reading, Lane’s Privateer Inn, Liverpool 

Winners will be announced at the East Coast Literary Awards Celebration in Halifax on June 4 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 7 PM. Click here for full event details.

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award Reading
Tuesday, May 31, 2016. 7:00 PM
Lexicon Books, Lunenburg, NS 

Marq de Villiers (NS), Back to the Well (Goose Lane)
Dean Jobb (NS), Empire of Deception (HarperCollins)
Gary L. Saunders (NS), My Life With Trees (Gaspereau Press)

JM Abraham Poetry Award Reading
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville, NS

Phillip Crymble (NB), Not Even Laughter (Salmon Poetry)
John Wall Barger (NS), The Book of Festus (Palimpsest Press)
Sue Goyette (NS), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl (Gaspereau Press)

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Reading
Thursday, June 2, 2016. 7:00 PM.
Lane's Privateer Inn, Liverpool, NS.

Mark Anthony Jarman (NB), Knife Party at the Hotel Europa (Goose Lane)
Elisabeth de Mariaffi (NL), The Devil You Know (HarperCollins)
R.W. Gray (NB), Entropic (NeWest Press) (RW Gray is unable to attend, but someone will read in his stead.)