Writer’s Week: ESA’s First “Festival of Canadian Authors”

The ESA Library and English Department are delighted to announce our inaugural Canadian Festival of Authors.

“Writers’ Week” will run on the Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, of the week of January 19th – 23rd, 2015.

Over the course of these four days, every student at ESA will have the opportunity to spend time in a workshop or presentation session with a local Canadian author.  In total, we have 12 Visiting Authors coming in to do 19 individual sessions with students.

This is a major undertaking for the two departments.  In order to help fund this exciting week we have launched an Indiegogo campaign.

We appreciate that this is a busy time of year for all, and that there are many organisations offering holiday gift ideas.  If you have an ESA student – past or present – on your Christmas gift list, please do consider making a donation to support this week of enrichment for our students.

The shortlink to the Indiegogo campaign is:  http://igg.me/at/ESAWritersWeek2015.

Thanks in advance for any and all support you, the members of our ESA community, are able to provide.

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OLA Forest of Reading: White Pine

The White Pine books have been announced and will be in the school shortly. Get a jump on your reading by taking a sneak peak at this year’s nominees at the Forest of Reading website.

Mark your calendars.  The White Pine Forest of Reading event will happen at Harbourfront on Wed May 14th.  ESA is registered to participate in this year’s White Pine festivities and will be attending the celebrations at Harbourfront.

Fill out the Google Form to join our White Pine reading club.  Be the first to know when the books are in

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Find Poetry Across Canada at The Word on the Street

In 2013, The Word On The Street is delighted to announce that it is partnering with The League of Canadian Poets to celebrate Canadian poetry nationwide during festival weekend. This national project will take place in each of The Word On The Street’s five festival cities: Toronto, Kitchener, Halifax, Saskatoon and Lethbridge.

Read more at the Book and Periodical Council…