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Writers' Trust Gala

The Writers’ Trust Gala brings the business and arts communities together in support of Canadian writers and writing. 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. The 2017 recipient is novelist Eden Robinson.

Host: Steve Patterson

Bonnie Brooks and Lynda Reeves

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

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


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
  •  Hardcover_Toronto Writers' Centre
Paperback Sponsors
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • CBC
  • Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
  • Kari Cullen
  • Janet Eger
  • Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Alex Graham & Karen Madorsky
  • Grant Crawford & Watson LLP
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
  • iBooks Canada
  • Douglas Knight
  • Longview Asset Management
  • Nexus Investment Management Inc.
  • Simon & Schuster Canada
    2017 Attending Writers
  • Jen Agg
  • S.K. Ali
  • Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • Kim Bozak
  • Claire Cameron
  • Nicole Chin
  • Trevor Cole
  • Karen Connelly
  • Cherie Dimaline
  • Farzana Doctor
  • Susan Doherty Hannaford
  • Denise Donlon
  • Rita Field-Marsham
  • Stacey May Fowles
  • Kevin Hardcastle
  • Kate Hilton
  • Emily Kellogg
  • Allison LaSorda
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Linden MacIntyre
  • Kyo Maclear
  • Lee Maracle
  • Stephen Marche
  • Sandra Martin
  • James Maskalyk
  • Ken McGoogan
  • Anne Michaels
  • Sean Minogue
  • Nick Mount
  • Grace O'Connell
  • Carol Off
  • Katrina Onstad
  • Steve Patterson
  • Anna Porter
  • Julian Porter
  • Andrew Pyper
  • Nino Ricci
  • Eden Robinson
  • Antanas Sileika
  • Merilyn Simonds
  • Adam Sol
  • Karen Solie
  • Tabatha Southey
  • Linda Spalding
  • Kirstine Stewart
  • Tanya Talaga
  • Don Tapscott
  • Karen von Hahn
  • Mary Walsh
  • Jessica Westhead
  • Jia Qing Wilson-Yang
  • Jan Wong
  • Chuqiao Yang

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