News Release

REF NO.: 90

SUBJECT: SPARKS Literary Festival this weekend

DATE: January 31, 2017

Memorial University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is sponsoring the eighth annual SPARKS Literary Festival on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music.

The event has been rescheduled from its original date of Jan. 22.

The festival is divided into four sessions, each of which will consist of a mix of various genres and a combination of readings and discussion. The authors taking part include Justin Brake, Andreae Callanan, Bridget Canning, Eva Crocker, Michael Crummey, Mary Dalton, Amy Donovan, Allison Graves, Matthew Hollett, Philippa Jones, Dave Paddon, Chad Pelley, Ed Riche, Susie Taylor and Russell Wangersky.

Books will be available for sale and local magazines and publishers will display material. A petition protesting the recent provincial tax on books will also be circulated.

An evening reception will follow the day-long event. Admission is free and parking will be available in lot 15B.

In addition to the readings and exhibits, the winner of the annual Cox & Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award will be announced at the conclusion of the festival.

Further details and a complete schedule can be found here.

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