Loblaw and The Writers’ Trust join forces to champion Canadian writers
BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw)
and The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today a promotional
arrangement that will see the five titles shortlisted for the
prestigious 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
appear in more than 200 Loblaw banner stores nationwide starting
The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction is the richest
annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada. The
eventual prize winner – announced later this year – will receive
“We know from our discussions with Canadian publishers and writers that
they are absolutely thrilled at this unique opportunity to showcase
their finest work to Canadian readers,” said Peter Kahnert, Writers’
Trust Chair and senior vice-president, Raymond James Ltd. “The Writers’
Trust enthusiastically welcomes this terrific commitment to Canadian
writers from Loblaw.”
Loblaws® at Maple Leaf Gardens* in Toronto, Ontario, will be hosting two events
to kick off the prize: a press conference on September 25 announcing
the five finalists; and a book signing with the prize finalists on
Prize finalists will be selected by a three-member jury composed of
James Bartleman, a writer and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
from Perth, Ontario; Charlotte Gill, a writer and past prize finalist
from Powell River, British Columbia; and Marni Jackson, a writer and
nonfiction writing instructor from Toronto.
Further information about the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize is
available at writerstrust.com.
About the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize
The prize is awarded for literary excellence in the category of
nonfiction, which includes, among other forms, personal or journalistic
essays, history, biography, memoirs, commentary, and criticism, both
social and political. Finalist works will, in the opinion of the jury,
demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling
command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. This award succeeds
the Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, which was established in 1997.
About the Writers’ Trust
The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that seeks to
advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing through a
portfolio of programs, including literary awards, financial grants,
scholarships, and a writers’ retreat. Writers’ Trust programming is
designed to champion excellence in Canadian writing, to improve the
status of writers, and to create connections between writers and
readers. Canada’s writers receive more financial support from the
Writers’ Trust than from any other non-governmental organization or
foundation in the country.
About Loblaw Companies Limited TSX:L Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is
Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore,
general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one
of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000
corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its
franchisees employ more than 135,000 full-time and part-time employees.
Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to
providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of
products and services to meet the everyday household demands of
Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and
value of its food offering. It offers Canada’s strongest control
(private) label program, including the unique President’s Choice(®), no name(®) and Joe Fresh(®) brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President’s Choice Financial(® )services and offers the PC(®) points loyalty program.
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SOURCE The Writers’ Trust