Politics and the Pen
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
The Fairmont Chateau 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 at Ottawa’s landmark hotel, the Fairmont Château Laurier, this unique fundraiser brings together national politicians, talented writers, prominent diplomats, and notable leaders of the arts and business communities - all in support of the Writers' Trust's mandate to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing.
Politics and the Pen 2013 took place on Wednesday, March 6 and was hosted by The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada. The climax of the evening was 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 Bell Media. Calgarian journalist Marcello Di Cintio took home the coveted prize. To learn more about the award, visit our prize page.
The Writers' Trust of Canada extends enormous thanks to the 2013 Politics and the Pen co-chairs, Jim Armour and Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and to committee members Heidi Bonnell, Maureen Boyd, Patrick Kennedy, Charles King, Anne McGrath, Pauline McKillop, Francoyse Picard, Elizabeth Roscoe, Lisa Samson, and Jill Scheer. Through their dedication and hardwork the event raised more than $300,000 to support the activities of the Writers' Trust.
For questions about Politics and the Pen 2014, please contact:
Joe Goulart, Fund Development Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.504.8222 x. 243