Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mr. John Hirsch

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild (MWG) and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers (AMBP) announced the Manitoba Book Awards shortlists today.

Winners will be announced at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (CCFM), 340 boulevard Provencher.

A pre-awards reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the ceremony will run from 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

This year's ceremony will be hosted by Neil Besner, Vice President and former Dean of Arts of the University of Winnipeg.

The shortlists are as follows:

John Hirsch Award for most Promising Manitoba Writer

Rosie Chard

Danishka Esterhazy

Ariel Gordon

John Toone

(More info on the award after the turn...)

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The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer is an annual award established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from the late John Hirsch, co-founder of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, and its first Artistic Director from 1958 to 1966.

The endowment from the Hirsch estate will provide a cash award of $2,500 to the most promising Manitoba writer selected by a jury of senior members of the Manitoba writing and publishing community.

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Um. Yay! YAY!

(I'm done.)

Thanks to Jenna Butler of Rubicon Press and Dawn Kresan of Palimpsest Press, both for publishing the chappies that made me eligible and for nominating me.


tracy said...

Woot! Congrats!

Ariel Gordon said...

Thanks, T!

Brenda Schmidt said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again - yay!

Ariel Gordon said...

I'm the longest of long shots, but I'm just glad to be a part of an event I've attended as an audience member for years...