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CBC Poetry Prize winner to be celebrated in Toronto

Calling all readers and writers to CBC@IFOA! Canada Writes invites you to join us in Toronto this weekend at the International Festival of Authors.

We will be celebrating the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize / Prix de poésie Radio-Canada winners on Saturday, October 26th. English winner James Scoles will take part in the IFOA's Poetry Summit. He will be joined on stage by poets Warren Clements, Beatriz Hausner, Christine McNair, and Peter Norman, along with the CBC's Gill Deacon

The event takes place at 4 pm at the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West). Click here for more details.


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We're also inviting you to an exclusive Canada Writes reception following the panel discussion. The event will be hosted by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and Radio-Canada’s Kevin Sweet, who will present awards to James Scoles and French-language winner Louise Gagnon. Attendees will have the chance to hear short readings from both winners. 

Copies of the books up for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the English and French collections up for this years' Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry will be up for grabs. The reception begins at 5 pm at the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West).

Later that night we also invite you to join us at the CBC@IFOA Trivia Night. Each team will be paired with an IFOA author upon arrival. The event starts at 9 pm, but you need to register beforehand. For more details, click here.

If you don't live in Toronto and would still like to follow along, we will be live tweeting the events! You can hang out with us all day on Twitter by following us at @cbcbooks

See you Saturday!

Read James Scoles' winning poem, “The Trailer” >>


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