Oct. 4, 2016
The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is celebrating 25 years with special events including an author reading and book signing with 2016 winner, Ann Whalmsley as well as an exclusive dinner with past winners.
Established and endowed by writer and award-winning journalist Edna Staebler in 1991, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is administered by Wilfrid Laurier University. Laurier is the only university in Canada to bestow a nationally recognized literary award.
The $10,000 award encourages and recognizes Canadian writers for a first or second work of creative non-fiction that includes a Canadian locale and/or significance.
You are cordially invited to join us for the following events.
Join us in celebrating Ann Walmsley, winner of the 2016 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for The Prison Book Club (Viking).
The Prison Book Club will be available for purchase and Walmsley will be signing copies.
The award presentation event is free; however, registration is required.
Attend a special author reading and book signing with author and journalist, Ann Walmsley. Copies of her book, The Prison Book Club, will be available for purchase.
The event is free; however, registration is required.
In honour of the 25th anniversary, there will be a special presentation with host Douglas Gibson, Canadian publisher, editor and writer.
A number of past recipients of the award will also be in attendance.
Purchase your tickets today as space is limited.
Join us for an exclusive “Schmeck-style” tapas dinner and signature cocktail to celebrate 25 years of storytelling that is “inspiring lives.” Past winners of the Edna Staebler Award who will be in attendance include:
Purchase your ticket today as space is limited. The cost for the dinner is $100 (cash bar). The purchase of a dinner ticket includes entry to the 7 p.m. presentation.
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