Shortlisted

 
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Notes for the Everlost has been shortlisted for the Evelyn Richardson Award for Non-Fiction as a part of the Atlantic Book Awards! The ceremony is in St. John’s, Newfoundland in early June 2019, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to visit the rock for the first time.

It’s such a funny thing, the idea of awards—and even more so in the non-fiction category. Books are such a subjective experience, entering the atmosphere of our hearts and minds and bouncing around and making sparks with the myriad phenomenons already living there: an individual’s fears, joys, losses, dreams. Memories of family and friends and favourite places; of love affairs and ancestral history; pastry recipes and ghost stories and unwritten rules. That’s why every book lands differently for every person. How it bounces around in there. What it ignites.

In non-fiction, we traverse everything from historical texts to pop culture to memoir. There’s opinion, analysis, and instruction. What moves us depends on where we are. And so, hooray! I’m thrilled to go to St. John’s and —most of all—spend time with such an incredible posse of writers and poets from my Atlantic region. Many are long-standing friends and mentors, and others I’ve yet to know. Thanks, Atlantic Book Awards! I’m chuffed.


Several events are taking place around the Book Awards—readings, signings, and a fantastic panel discussion. Come join in, if you’re in Halifax or in St. John’s!

 
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Monday, June 3, 2019 // 6:30 - 8:30 PM // Celebration of Non-Fiction Finalists hosted by  Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia  and  Atlantic Book Awards   University of King’s College President William Lahey and the King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program will host a celebration of the 2019 nonfiction finalists. Copies of the finalists’ books will be available for sale and signing. To enquire about joining us for this event contact festival coordinator Laura Carter at abafcoordinator@gmail.com. // University of King’s College Halifax

Monday, June 3, 2019 // 6:30 - 8:30 PM // Celebration of Non-Fiction Finalists hosted by Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Book Awards

University of King’s College President William Lahey and the King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction program will host a celebration of the 2019 nonfiction finalists. Copies of the finalists’ books will be available for sale and signing. To enquire about joining us for this event contact festival coordinator Laura Carter at abafcoordinator@gmail.com. // University of King’s College Halifax

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 // 6:30 - 8:30 PM // Non-Fiction Panel hosted by  Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia  and  Atlantic Book Awards   Join nominated authors as they explore the challenge of turning a difficult subject into a compelling read. Featuring Kayla Hounsell (First Degree: From Medical School to Murder), Lorri Neilsen Glenn (Following the River: Traces of Red River Women) and Kate Inglis (Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief). Hosted by Kim Pittaway, Executive Director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, at the University of King’s College. Books will be for sale by King’s Co-op Bookstore. // Halifax Central Library // 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 // 6:30 - 8:30 PM // Non-Fiction Panel hosted by Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Book Awards

Join nominated authors as they explore the challenge of turning a difficult subject into a compelling read. Featuring Kayla Hounsell (First Degree: From Medical School to Murder), Lorri Neilsen Glenn (Following the River: Traces of Red River Women) and Kate Inglis (Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief). Hosted by Kim Pittaway, Executive Director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program, at the University of King’s College. Books will be for sale by King’s Co-op Bookstore. // Halifax Central Library // 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday, June 6, 2019 // 7:00 - 11:00 PM //  Atlantic Book Awards  Gala  Mix and mingle with authors, publishers and book lovers at the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards Gala hosted by CBC's Angela Antle. This year's award show will see the presentation of fourteen literary awards honoring the best in Atlantic Canadian writing, illustration and publishing. Books will be for sale from Memorial University Bookstore. // Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland // 115 Cavendish Square, St. John's, Newfoundland

Thursday, June 6, 2019 // 7:00 - 11:00 PM // Atlantic Book Awards Gala

Mix and mingle with authors, publishers and book lovers at the 2019 Atlantic Book Awards Gala hosted by CBC's Angela Antle. This year's award show will see the presentation of fourteen literary awards honoring the best in Atlantic Canadian writing, illustration and publishing. Books will be for sale from Memorial University Bookstore. // Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland // 115 Cavendish Square, St. John's, Newfoundland