The evening starts at 7 pm and features readings from Claude Weil, Raouf Omar, Gaye Chicoine, David Sachs, R.J. Harlick, Seymour Hamilton and Stéphanie Perreault. The evening is free and bilingual. At 8:30 pm, there will be the announcement of the long list. Only ten books out of the 41 submissions will make it to the long list. Visit the OIW website to see all the submissions. The Frank Hegyi Award's short list will then be announced at the OIW monthly program meeting on May 16, 2017, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at 2 pm, June 10, 2017 on Stage Two at the Third Annual Prose in the Park Literary Festival in the Parkdale Park, Ottawa.
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