The winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour and the $15,000 TD Financial Group prize will be announced April 30 at a luncheon celebrating the top five authors as determined by an independent judging panel. It will be held in Orillia, Ontario, at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, Hermitage Room, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Tickets sell fast for this humour-filled event, popular with Stephen Leacock fans, enthusiastic readers of Canadian literary humour and others connected to the publishing industry.
Tickets are $26 for members, $30 for non-members, and are available from Donnajean Jefferies at 705-325-1757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The luncheon will be attended by the shortlisted authors — Aaron Bushkowsky (Curtains for Roy), Alan Doyle (Where I Belong), Terry Fallis (No Relation), Zarqa Nawaz (Laughing All the Way to the Mosque), Robert Wringham (A Loose Egg) — or their representatives, as well as local dignitaries.
It has been
awhile since I posted anything. So sorry, it has been a busy month.
Oh well you
know the old saying April Showers bring May Flowers. It is almost May, Hurray!
Lincoln Public Library we are getting ready for Spring. We have a few displays
on gardening, decks and patios. Let us
help you plan your outside space with one of our great books here at the
Lincoln Public Library!
We are lucky
to have Wendy Fletcher a Master Gardner coming to the Fleming Library to
conduct two seminars.
one is on Monday May 4, at 6:30pm. The topic is Community Gardening. In Lincoln
we have one community garden in Vineland. The Niagara West Adult Learning
Centre is hoping to create a garden in Beamsville. Wendy is an expert on Community
Gardens and will be discussing how to create a garden, community involvement
and more. So if you are interested in Community Gardens please sign up today!
seminar is on Thursday May 7 at 6:30pm. It is Wendy’s popular Container
Gardening series. In the past Wendy has shown us how to create flower and herb
containers. In the fall, she gave us great ideas on how to continue the theme with
ideas for fall right through until Christmas.
she will be showing us how to create a vegetable container garden. Don’t miss
out on this fabulous seminar. Register Today!
The other writers who made the shortlist, which was announced Wednesday, include Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle for his memoir Where I Belong, Aaron Bushkowsky for his theatre-inspired novel Curtains For Roy, and Robert Wringham for his essay collection A Loose Egg.
The winner of the $15,000 annual prize, which is presented to the author of the "best book of humour written in the previous year by a Canadian," will be revealed at a luncheon on April 30.