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REF NO.: 107

SUBJECT: Third annual SPARKS Literary Festival

DATE: Jan. 19

Note to editors:
            Media are invited to the third annual SPARKS Literary Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Memorial University’s Petro-Canada Hall in the School of Music on the St. John’s campus.
             Celebrating the written and spoken word in Newfoundland and Labrador, this daylong event features 15 of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new and established writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
            Participants include Frank Barry, Marjorie Doyle, Joel Thomas Hynes, Lesleyanne Ryan, Agnes Walsh, Shoshanna Wingate, Mark Callanan, John Ennis, Stephanie Trevorrow, Russell Wangersky, Danielle Devereaux, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Edward Riche, Leslie Vryenhoek and Patrick Warner.
            In addition, the winner of the first Cox & Palmer SPARKS Literary Award will be announced during the day’s closing session at approximately 5:45 p.m. See for a complete schedule. 

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