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Writers’ Trust Finalists Coming to Wolf Performance Hall

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On October 22, London Public Library will be hosting IFOA London: Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.  In what will be a very special evening, two finalists will each read from their nominated works and participate in a short Q&A session moderated by the event’s MC, London’s own James Reaney. 

The event itself will kick off at 7 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall, preceded by a book sale of the nominated works provided by The Book Store at Western. The finalists appearing are J.B. MacKinnon and Andrew Steinmetz, along with 2013 prize juror and author Hal Niedzviecki.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased for $10 in person at the Community Outreach office at the Central Library or by phone at 519-661-5122.

The finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize are as follows. Click on a book title to see its availability in the library and put a copy on hold before the event:

Book Cover - An Inconvenient Indian

Thomas King – The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America   

Book Cover - The Once and Future World

J.B. MacKinnon – The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

Book Cover - The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

Graeme Smith – The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan


Book Cover - Projection

Priscila Uppal – Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother


book cover - this great escape

Andrew Steinmetz – This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program. Many thanks to all other sponsors and partners who have worked with us to plan this special event: Lit on Tour, Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring Program, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Friends of the London Public Library, The Book Store at Western, and  King’s University College.