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OPENING REMARKS: 10:30 – 10:45 am
Jennifer Lokash, Head, Department of English

SESSION 1: READINGS & CONVERSATION
10:45 am -12:00 pm
Chair: Olivia Robinson
Writers: Robin McGrath, Katie Vautour, Michelle Porter, Tom Dawe

12:00 – 12:30 BOOK SIGNING

SESSION 2: DISCUSSION PANEL: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Moderator: Helene Staveley
Writers: Charis Cotter, Jenny Higgins, Cara Kansala, Robert Chafe

1:45 – 2:45 COFFEE BREAK & BOOK SIGNING

SESSION 3: READINGS & CONVERSATION
2:45 – 4:00 pm
Chair: Bridget Canning
Writers: Melissa Barbeau, Jim McEwen, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Larry Mathews

4:00 – 4:30 BOOK SIGNING

SESSION 4: READINGS & CONVERSATION
4:30 – 5:45
Chair: Lisa Moore
Writers: Harold Johnson, John Steffler, Claire Keegan

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
5:45 – 6:15 pm
SPARKS Poetry Prize Announcement
Cox and Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award Announcement
Landfall Trust Residency

Brief closing remarks: Jennifer Lokash

RECEPTION 6:15 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.

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