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Writers' Trust Gala

November 7, 2017
6:30pm Reception  |  7:30pm Dinner
Writers' Trust Gala 2017

The Writers’ Trust Gala will bring the business and arts communities together in support of Canadian writers and writing on November 7 at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto. One of the most anticipated and prestigious events of the year, the gala boasts a lively, literary energy unlike any other fundraiser in the city.

The gala is brought to life by dynamic dinner guests, including a Canadian writer at every table. Past guest authors include such luminaries as Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Emma Donoghue, Anne Michaels, Adrienne Clarkson, Noah Richler, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Lawrence Hill. 

The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the $50,000 Writers' Trust Fellowship, honouring the leading Canadian writers of our time. Last year's recipient was novelist Miriam Toews.

Host: Steve Patterson

Bonnie Brooks and Lynda Reeves

Committee: Janet Eger, Peter Kahnert, Jennifer Lambert, Marla Lehberg, Ana P. Lopes, Mary Osborne, and Patti Thorlakson. 

Presenting Sponsor:
Writers' Trust Gala Presenting Sponsor BMO Bank of Montreal


For questions about the Writers' Trust Gala, please contact: 
Kayla Calder, Coordinator of Special Events and Sponsorships or 416-504-8222 x243  

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
  • BMO
Authors Sponsor                                                   Reception Sponsor
  • Raymond James
  • Reception Sponsor_Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation

First Edition Sponsors
  • Bonnie Brooks and Lynda Reeves
  • Globe and Mail
  • Rogers
  • RBC
  • Transcontinental
Hardcover Sponsors
  • Aird & Berlis
  • Anonymous
  •  Hardcover_BordenLadnerGervais
  • CIBC
  •  Hardcover_Crowe-Soberman
  • Hardcover_Diamond-Schmitt-Architects
  • Hardcover_Friends-of-Susan-Doherty-Hannafor
  • Hardcover_Greey,-Lorraine---Stephen-LeDrew
  • House & Home Media
  •  Humber
  • Latner Family Foundation  
  • Marla and David Lehberg 
  • National Bank 
  • Penguin Random House Canada
  • Don Tapscott and Ana P Lopes
  • TD Bank
  •  Toronto-Writers--Centre-Jocelyn-Hidi
Paperback Sponsors
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • CBC
  • Chestnut Park Real Estate
  • Kari Cullen
  • Janet Eger
  • Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Alex Graham & Karen Madorsky
  • Grant Crawford Watson LLP
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
  • iBooks
  • Douglas Knight
  • Longview Asset Management
  • Nexus Investment Management Inc.
  • Simon & Schuster Canada

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