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Honorary Patrons

The Right Honourable
Adrienne Clarkson
The Honourable Senator
Raynell Andreychuk
Joy Kogawa
Nino Ricci


Advisors during Phase One:

Nik Burton
Coteau Books

Kitty Lewis
Brick Books

Jack Rabinovitch
Scotia Giller Prize

Antanas Sileika
Humber College School for Writers

Geoffrey Taylor
Harbourfront International Authors Festival

Nora Taylor
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
    Judging Panels

2018
Professor Randy Boyagoda, writer, critic & scholar
Charlotte Gray CM, writer of literary non-fiction, political & cultural commentator
Maurice Mierau, poet, writer of non fiction, publisher

2016
Karen Connelly, author, poet, instructor
Tamas Dobozy
, author, professor
Shandi Mitchell, author, filmmaker

2014
Joe Kertes, author, teacher, Dean of Creative and Performing Arts at Humber College
Frances Itani, C.M., author, poet, reviewer
Annabel Lyon, author, instructor
Olive Senior, author, poet, instructor

2012
Denise Chong, Ph.D. (hon), author, researcher
Nino Ricci, O.C., author, educator
Randall Maggs, Ph.D. poet, educator
MG Vassanji, O.C., author, researcher

2010
Sandra Birdsell, author and poet
Dr. Janice Kulyk Keefer, author, educator, researcher
Kerri Sakamoto, author and documentary producer
Richard Scrimger, author, educator, administrator

2008
Sharon Butala, O.C., author and playwright
Professor Modris Eksteins, author and educator
Laura Langston, author and broadcast journalist
John Metcalf, editor, author and literary critic

2006
Myrna Kostash, journalist and non-fiction author
Mieko Ouchi, actor, writer and director for theatre, film, TV
Bill Richardson, writer and CBC broadcaster
Antanas Sileika, journalist & author, artistic director at Humber School of Writers
    Key Dates
January 15, 2017
Deadline for submissions for awarding in March 2018


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