Politics and the Pen
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Fairmont Château Laurier Ballroom. Credit: Jake Wright
A highlight of our capital’s social calendar, Politics and the Pen is a grand celebration of Canadian political and literary cultures. Held annually at the Fairmont Château Laurier, this unique fundraiser brings together national politicians, talented writers, prominent diplomats, and notable arts and business leaders—all in support of the Writers' Trust's mandate to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing.
Politics and the Pen 2016 will take place on April 20. As always, the climax of the evening will be the presentation of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, named in honour of the spirited and inspiring parliamentarian and generously sponsored by Aimia. Find out the 2016 shortlist on March 2.
Congratulations to 2015 winner, philosophy professor Joseph Heath for Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives; and also to finalists Chantel Hébert with Jean Lapierre, Naomi Klein, John Ralston Saul, and Graham Steele. Learn more about the 2015 shortlisted books.
The Writers' Trust of Canada extends enormous thanks to the 2016 Politics and the Pen co-chairs, Patrick Kennedy and Jill Scheer, and to committee members Jim Armour, Maureen Boyd, Alayne Crawford, Catherine Clark, Elizabeth Gray-Smith, Dan Mader, Pauline McKillop, Françoyse Picard, Elizabeth Roscoe, and Lisa Samson.
For questions about Politics and the Pen, please contact:
Mary Osborne, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-504-8222 x244