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SUBJECT: Book Fair to celebrate Memorial’s place in literary community
DATE: Oct. 18, 2004

Note to editors:

As part of the Celebrate Memorial festivities, MemorialUniversitywill host a book fair, sponsored by CBC radio, titled Memorial Writes . . . About Newfoundlandand Labrador. The book fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 1:30–5 p.m.in the University Club, 5th floor, Arts and Administration building, St. John’scampus, and will feature more than 25 authors connected to Memorial who are writing about Newfoundlandand Labrador. Admission is free.

This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the larger community to meet local authors, talk to them about their books and purchase signed copies. The schedule of events for the afternoon includes:

2 p.m. Panel discussion: Writing my first novel

Participants: Bernice Morgan, Ed Kavanagh and Leo Furey

2:30 p.m. Poetry readings with Alastair MacDonald and Mary Dalton

How do you make a picture book? with Susan Chalker Browne

3 p.m. Panel discussion: Writing our stories

Participants: Maura Hanrahan, Paul Butler, Hilda Chalk Murray and Ron Rompkey

3:30 p.m. Non-fiction readings with Dale Jarvis and Thomas Curran

CBC Reads for Kids with CBC Radio One host Ted Blades and CBC TV journalist Jonathan Crowe

4 p.m. Panel discussion: The Creative Process

Participants: Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore and Boyd Chubbs

Other authors who will be on hand to talk about their books include: Walter Andrews, Marilyn Beaton, Jeanette Walsh, Jean Edwards Stacey, Paul O’Neill, Robin McGrath, Peter Pope, Violet Ruelokke, Beth Ryan, Jim Tuck, Barry Gaulton, Marian White and Derek Yetman.

The Memorial University Bookstore will be at the book fair so that books by the participating authors can be purchased and signed throughout the afternoon.

Parking is available in Lots 1A, 2 and 15. For more information about this and other Celebrate Memorial events, visit www.mun.ca/celebrate. Celebrate Memorial is an annual celebration of Memorial’s connection to the community. What began in 1999 with the Festival of Anniversaries, highlighting Memorial’s 50th anniversary as a degree-granting institution, has today become a celebration of the contributions that Memorial’s students, faculty, staff and alumni make to Newfoundlandand Labrador.

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