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REF NO.: 111

SUBJECT: NL Book Awards shortlisted authors to read

DATE: May 2

On Monday, May 14, the Writers' Alliance and Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts will co-host a public reading by authors shortlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards.
This year’s shortlist includes three contenders for the E.J. Pratt poetry award; Mary Dalton for Red Ledger; Patrick Warner for There, there and Stan Dragland for Stormy Weather: Foursomes. The three Rogers Cable Non-fiction Award nominees are Dr. Gerhard Bassler for Vikings to U-Boats: The German Experience in Newfoundland and Labrador; Dr. Peter Hart for Mick: The Real Michael Collins; and Dr. Frederick White, for Memoirs and Madness: Leonid Andreev through the Prism of the Literary Portrait.
The authors will read from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Bitters Restaurant and Pub, located in Field Hall off of Prince Philip Drive on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.
            All welcome and there will be a cash bar.

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For further information please contact Shoshanna Wingate, executive director, Writers' Alliance Newfoundland and Labrador at 739-5215 or


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