#DrawtheWord — with inspiration from Atwood
The Writers’ Belief has all the time been artistic about developing with win-win initiatives that profit each rising and established writers. This time, they’re getting the general public concerned.
It’s been a tricky slog for authors whose books got here out through the pandemic. They couldn’t do the same old public appearances and e-book signings to advertise their work. Digital launches and excursions have been taking place increasingly more — and as one other quill within the quiver of packages and initiatives set as much as assist writers, the Belief has launched what it’s calling a spring e-book problem.
Use the hashtag #DrawtheWord, tag @writerstrust and nominate two extra readers to participate by tagging their handles on Twitter, Instagram or Fb — after which share your authentic drawing impressed by any Canadian e-book revealed from March to June 2020. It may be a digital art work, sketched on paper, a artistic make-up look, an artsy photograph or some other visible artwork piece. The competition closes June 30. Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Jenny Heijun Wills will choose the profitable drawings. As inspiration, Atwood has shared her drawing impressed by Toronto author Gil Adamson’s new book “Ridgerunner.”
So mud off your sketch pad — metaphorical, digital or bodily — choose your favorite e-book and create some artwork.
The highest 4 entrants will every win a “stack of Canadian reads” whereas the authors of the books featured in these artwork items will every obtain $500 “to assist them write one other.”
Lionel Gelber 30th anniversary prize
The winner of this 12 months’s 30th anniversary Lionel Gelber Prize has been introduced: “The Gentle That Failed: A Reckoning,” by Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes.
“This e-book, filled with glowing perception and refined evaluation, explains why liberal democracy didn’t turn out to be a common ideology regardless of its victory over communism,” stated the worldwide jury, chaired by Janice Stein of Toronto’s Munk College of World Affairs and Public Coverage.
It was chosen from a listing of finalists that included “The Slim Hall: States, Societies, and the Destiny of Liberty” by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson; “Energy to the Folks: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists” by Audrey Kurth Cronin; “The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent” by Peter Gatrell; and “Curler-Coaster: Europe 1950 — 2017” by Sir Ian Kershaw.