Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Hamilton Arts Council 18th Annual Literary Awards event

On November 14,2011, the Hamilton Arts Council (formerly called Arts Hamilton) and the Literary Arts Commitee held a gala evening at Theatre Aquarius.

It was for the annual Literary Awards.  This year, it was held in a different room which was actually quite intimate.  The event was pay as you wish which I think is a good idea as it doesn't prevent anybody from attending.

There was a lovely refreshment table and people could buy drinks if they wished.

The actual ceremony began at 7:30.  The winners of the different awards were as follows:

David Haskins for "Urban Fox" -  a Seraphim Editions Award for Individual Poem.

Gary Barwin for "The Porcupinity of the Stars" - a Bryan Prince Bookseller Award for Poetry Book

Sylvia McNicoll for "Last Chance For Paris" a Reliable Life Insurance Award for Children & Young Adult fiction Book.

Peter Edwards for "The Bandido Massacre" The Printing House Award for Nonfiction Book.

Trevor Cole for "Practical Jean"  Epic Books Award for Fiction Book.

We were treated to an exciting exhibit of Slam Poetry put on by the Burlington Slam Project.  These young people did an absolutely terrific job and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I had never seen Slam Poetry before.

It was a very interesting evening and I feel it was the best ever Annual Literary Awards event.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day.

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