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About the Event

Join us for a lively, literary evening

With a Canadian writer at each table, the Writers’ Trust Gala is unlike any other fundraiser. Past guest authors include literary luminaries Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Clarkson, Cherie Dimaline, Emma Donoghue, Lawrence Hill, Thomas King, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Anne Michaels, and Noah Richler.

Storytellers Ball Co-Chairs

Amy Burstyn Fritz and Lucia Graca Remedios
Photo by George Pimentel

2022 Event Committee

Our committee helps to raise the prestige and profile of the Storytellers Ball and, in turn, supports the important work of Writers’ Trust.

Their time and talent help to inform the details of this remarkable event. Writers' Trust sincerely thanks all of this year's committee members:

Jaclyn Cobourn

Devin Connell

Kaelen Haworth

Marla Lehberg

Kate Taylor Martin

Sasha McGrath

Shabin Mohamed

Alex Moskalyk

Devyani Saltzman

Richard Ward


2022 Gala Sponsors

Dinner Sponsor

Authors Sponsor

Hardcover Sponsors

Balsillie Family Foundation
Kaelen Haworth
Trinity Jackman

Paperback Sponsors

Jaclyn and Adam Cobourn
Jen Grant and David Dattels
Barry and Laurie  Green
Marla and David Lehberg
The MacNamara Family
Megan Leahy Public Relations
Nadir and Shabin Mohamed
Anne and Jeffrey Schwartz
Lili and Morris Shawn


Crowe Soberman LLP

Lorraine Greey  

Natasha Koifman  

In-Kind Donors 

Décor Sponsor

Devin Connell  

Flower Sponsor

Atelier Josephine

Printing Sponsor

The Gas Company Inc.


Arsenal Pulp Press 


Book*hug Press 

Coach House Books 

Delve Books 

ECW Press 

HarperCollins Publishers 

House of Anansi Press 

Penguin Random House Canada 

Wave Books

Mystery Shelf Prize Donors

  • Art Gallery of Ontario  
  • Apex Physiotherapy and Massage  
  • The Beauty Collective  
  • The Broadview Hotel  
  • Canadian Stage  
  • Cineplex  
  • Compass Dermatology  
  • Crow’s Theatre  
  • Drake Hotel Properties  
  • DREAM Unlimited  
  • Fairmont Château Laurier  
  • The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company
  • HB Face  
  • Horses Atelier  
  • Lenczner Slaght LLP  
  • The Malahat Review   
  • Marathon Watch Company  
  • Marla and David Lehberg  
  • McFadden Dispute Resolution Services   
  • Metropolitan Brasserie  
  • Mix Fix Beauty Lab  
  • The National Ballet of Canada   
  • Park Hyatt Toronto  
  • Philosophy Fitness  
  • Pretty Nails  
  • Jeffrey and Lucia Remedios
  • Rose Reisman Catering  
  • Roy Thomson Hall  
  • Royal Ontario Museum  
  • Scaramouche  
  • Soulpepper Theatre  
  • St. Joseph Communications  
  • Stratford Festival  
  • Sushi Making for the Soul  
  • Tarragon Theatre  
  • VIA Rail  

2022 Guest Authors

Margaret Atwood

Ashley Audrain

Linwood Barclay

David Chariandy

Antonio Michael Downing 

Kim Echlin

Tim Falconer

Brian Francis

Camilla Gibb

Pamela Korgemagi

Jean Marmoreo

Leah Mol

Shani Mootoo

Téa Mutonji

Hoa Nguyen

Josh O’Kane

Molly Peacock

Alex Pugsley

Kent Roach

Harley Rustad

Martha Schabas

Johanna Schneller

Shyam Selvadurai

Ann Shin

Tanya Talaga

Saeed Teebi

Souvankham Thammavongsa

Georgia Toews

Jesse Wente

Dan Werb

Roz Weston

Ian Williams