Hamilton Literary Awards

HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS CEREMONY: NOVEMBER 27TH!

The Hamilton Arts Council invites you to celebrate the 24th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards. This year's awards celebrate features a wide variety of wonderful books written by some of Hamilton's best and brightest writers. We'll be honoring four categories including: Poetry, Non-fiction, Fiction and the Kerry Schooley Book Award.

This year's winners will be announced on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at a gala event taking place in the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at Theatre Aquarius. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the ceremony begins at 7:00 PM.

Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Refreshments and a cash bar will also be available.

For further information on the Awards please contact Stephen at 905-481-3218 or email at stephen@hamiltonartscouncil.ca or go to the our EVENTBRITE Listing.

 

24th ANNUAL HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDs
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The Hamilton Arts Council's 24th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards will take place on November 27, 2017 in the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts (home of our venue sponsor Theatre Aquarius. Awards will given in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, and Non-fiction in addition to the Kerry Schooley Book Award given for the book that is the most evocative of Hamilton.

The FINALISTS of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for POETRY:

Earth Day in Leith Churchyard: Poems in Search of Tom Thomson by Bernadette Rule
Love, Despite the Ache by Chris Pannell
After Hours by Darrell Epp

This Award sponsored by Judy Marsalles Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage

Read about the Finalists of the Poetry category:

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The FINALISTS of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for NON-FICTION:

People and the Bay by Nancy Bouchier and Ken Cruikshank
Nobody Here Will Harm You by Shawn Selway
Evenings and Weekends: Five Years in Hamilton Music 2006-11 by Andrew Baulcomb

This Award sponsored by A Different Drummer Books

Read about the Finalists of the Non-Fiction category:

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The FINALISTS of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for FICTION:

Freedom's Just Another Word by Caroline Stellings
Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin
Saints, Unexpected by Brent Van Staalduinen
Captain of Kinnoull Hill by Jamie Tennant

This Award sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller

Read about the Finalists of the Fiction category:

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The FINALISTS of THE KERRY SCHOOLEY AWARD:

Saints, Unexpected by Brent Van Staalduinen
Unbuilt Hamilton by Mark Osbaldeston
Nobody Here Will Harm You by Shawn Selway
Evenings and Weekends: Five Years in Hamilton Music 2006-11 by Andrew Baulcomb

This Award sponsored in memory of the late Greg Quill

Read about the Finalists of the Kerry Schooley Award

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The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of our city’s published authors.  The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in the categories of Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. The Hamilton Literary Awards also include the Kerry Schooley Book Award to be given to the book that is most evocative of the City of Hamilton and/or surrounding area. The Kerry Schooley Book Award has been named in honour of the late Kerry Schooley who was a tireless advocate for literary arts in Hamilton.

For a list of previous Winners please DOWNLOAD THE PDF.