Politics and the Pen
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 2015 took place on March 11 and was hosted by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasurey Board of Canada, and Mr. Tom Power, musician and CBC broadcaster. As always, 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 Aimia. Congratulations to this year's 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. To learn more about this year's shortlist visit our prize page.
The Writers' Trust of Canada extends enormous thanks to the 2015 Politics and the Pen co-chairs, Anne McGrath and Jill Scheer, and to committee members Jim Armour, Maureen Boyd, Alayne Crawford, Elizabeth Gray-Smith, Patrick Kennedy, Dan Mader, Pauline McKillop, Françoyse Picard, Elizabeth Roscoe, and Lisa Samson.
For questions about Politics and the Pen, please contact:
Joe Goulart, Fund Development Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.504.8222 x. 243