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Take the CanLit Survey and win a Sony e-Reader


It's almost Canada Day, which means barbecues, fireworks and celebrating the great country we live in. For Canada Day, the Historica-Dominion Institute is celebrating an aspect of Canada close to our hearts: literature!

The Historica-Dominion Institute has been busy asking Canadians to take part in its Canada Day CanLit Survey. The first part is a playful open-ended questionnaire asking Canadians to imagine they are writing the great Canadian novel. It then asks where in Canada the story would take place, who would be in the story, what kind of story it would be and other related queries.

The second part asks questions about the importance and role of CanLit in education. The Historica-Dominion Institute has shared the questions with us and we thought it would be fun to see how fans of CBC Books compare to other Canadians. Follow the link to the survey below and we'll post all the results next week. We'll also share some of the highlights from the first portion, which are sure to be interesting.

The final part of the CanLit Survey asks Canadians which Canadian author they would like to invite to their Canada Day barbecue. We're so looking forward to seeing the answers to this one that we're turning it into a contest! Leave a comment below letting us know which Canadian author you would invite to your barbecue and why for your chance to win a Sony e-Reader. We'll pick one comment at random and let the winner know on July 4. You have until Canada Day (July 1 by midnight ET) to get your answers in, so get thinking! (Read the rules and regulations.)


Enter by submitting your comment here.




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