AWEsome Holiday Book Fair

The Atwater Library’s 2015 Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair, featuring Quebec-published and Quebec-written books in English, was a smash success. Held in our auditorium on the last weekend of November, it attracted throngs of book lovers who made purchases, got autographs and chatted with the 50 or so authors participating. There was much talk of making the Holiday Book Fair an annual event. Coordinator Elise Moser expressed thanks to all who contributed to the success, including partner Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ), the 25 participating publishers including 10 from English-Quebec, event host Terry Mosher (Aislin), overall event sponsor Montreal Gazette, and launch reception sponsor Penguin Random House.

The Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage has provided funding for us to conduct the Book Fair along with a series of other activities to celebrate Quebec’s amazing English-language writers, past and present.

The Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE) launched on our main floor in May 2015 continues to attract visitors, including school groups. The exhibition continues through 2016 and is open to the public during our regular hours.

The focus in early 2016 will be on playwrighting, literary translation, spoken word and young-adult (YA) writers.

Click here for more information about AWE – the Exhibition and the activities.

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