Mary Dalton at Memorial University’s English Deptartment has been working hard over the last while to put together a literary festival to celebrate the wealth of talent and writing being produced in and about Newfoundland and Labrador. I’ve been asked to take part in the Sparks Literary Festival and I’m quite excited about it. There are some big names on the bill and some lesser knowns: Michael Crummey, Don McKay, Patrick Warner, Russel Wangersky, Lisa Moore, Leslie Vryenhoek, and Tom Dawe just to name a few.
I’m looking forward to this very much indeed. It will be the first time I will have read in a festival or large literary gathering, not to mention the other great writers who will be in attendance. If you’re in town Jan. 17th be sure to drop down to the Petro Canada Hall at MUN to check this out.
You can find a link to the festival information page on the MUN website here.
Here’s a more detailed breakdown of events with a couple of blurbs from involved individuals.