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OPENING REMARKS: 10:30 – 10:40 am

Jennifer Lokash, Head, Department of English

Special Presentation: Landfall Trust Residency


SESSION 1: READINGS

10:40 am -12:00 pm

Chair: Nancy Pedri

Writers: Michelle Porter, Sonja Boon, Terry Doyle, Mary Dalton


12:00 – 12:30 BOOK SIGNING


SESSION 2: READINGS

12:30 – 1:50 pm

Chair: Ryan Clowe

Writers: Trudy J. Morgan-Cole, Xaiver Campbell, Mark Callanan, Gemma Hickey


1:50 – 2:30 COFFEE BREAK & BOOK SIGNING


SESSION 3: READINGS

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Chair: Lisa Moore

Writers: Anne Budgell, Monica Kidd, Chris Newell, Leslie Vryenhoek

Special Presentation: SPARKS Poetry Prizes


4:00 – 4:30 BOOK SIGNING


SESSION 4: READINGS

4:30 – 6:00

Chair: Heidi Wicks

Writers: Patrick Cotter, Michael Winter, Alexander MacLeod, Megan Gail Coles

Special Presentation: Cox and Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award


RECEPTION 6:00 pm

For all in the foyer of the School of Music

ABOUT SPARKS

The SPARKS Literary Festival was founded in 2009 by poet and professor Mary Dalton, who served as the festival's director for the first 6 years. Now organized by Memorial's Department of English with ongoing support from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, SPARKS continues to celebrate the literary creations of Newfoundland and Labrador and showcase writers at various stages of their creative lives. It is what Dalton has called a "word spree." The festival also makes available displays of books and journals published in Newfoundland and Labrador and a mini-bookstore featuring works by the authors reading at the festival.

FACEBOOK

SPARKS Literary Festival is active on Facebook. Visit our page for the social side of SPARKS!