The Memorial University of Newfoundland's Faculty of Arts will be holding its 2011 SPARKS literary festival from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, at the Petro-Canada Hall in the School of Music. Map link
Schedule of events: SPARKS Literary Festival 2011
10.20 a.m. Opening remarks: Dr. Noel Roy, Dean of Arts pro tempore; Mary Dalton, Festival Director
Session 1 : Chair: Mary Dalton
(10.30-12.00) Readings: 10.30-11.30; discussion: 11.30-11.50
Authors: Kevin Major; Marie Wadden; Larry Mathews; Bernice Morgan.
Noon-1 pm.: lunch break in festival lunch room (room 1032) for audience (bring your own or
buy a snack there; eat in the SPARKS Lunch Room)
Session 2: Chair: Larry Mathews
Authors: Dana Evely; Samuel Thomas Martin; Libby Creelman; James Langer.
Session 3: Chair: Jennifer Lokash
(2.30-4.00) Readings 2.30-3.30 p.m.; discussion: 3.30-400 p.m.
Authors: Kate Evans; Al Geehan; George Murray; Jane Urquhart.
Session 4: Chair: Jessica Grant
(4.30-6.00) Readings: 4.30-5.30 p.m.; 5.30-6.00 p.m.;
discussion, followed by announcement of haiku competition winner: 5.30-6.00 p.m.
Authors: Emily White; Stan Dragland; Robin McGrath; Andy Jones.
Closing remarks: Mary Dalton
6.00 p.m. Reception in room 1032 in School of Music.
10.00-a.m.-6 p.m. Book and journal displays available. Authors will be signing books after their reading session.
The festival is free and open to all. Free parking is available in Lot 15B, next to (and east of) the School of Music. Click here for campus map.
For more information on the haiku competition, please visit www.arts.mun.ca/events/SPARKS.php