Project Bookmark Canada


Announcing Windsor’s Project Bookmark

WHAT:           Announcement BookFest Windsor and Literary Arts Windsor 16 -17

WHEN:           Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:00 am

WHERE:        Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Dr. 3rd Floor

WHY:              BookFest Windsor plans a bookmark monument for Alexander MacLeod

Project Bookmark – in Windsor

  • Announcement during a special “Bookmark Brunch” featuring Windsor native and author Alexander MacLeod, interviewed by Lisa Xing


  • Literary Arts Windsor and BookFest Windsor are planning to celebrate Canada 150 and Windsor 125 anniversaries with this project.


  • BookFest Windsor has submitted applications to erect a “Bookmark Plaque” honouring the work of MacLeod, which is set along Windsor’s Waterfront. Exploratory work on fundraising will take place after applications are confirmed.


  • MacLeod’s short story collection, Light Lifting was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and reviewed as: “ one of those rare debuts: a breathtakingly good collection of short fiction that heralds the arrival of a significant new talent” by Quill and Quire


  • About Project Bookmark: Project Bookmark Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization that is building Canada’s literary trailby putting pieces of stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set.


  • Why a Bookmark monument in Windsor? The Project will put Windsor – literally – on a literary map of Canada. Tourists will use this as a destination, and it can be the site of informal outdoor literary gatherings.



MEDIA CONTACT                                                               SOCIAL MEDIA

Sarah Jarvis, Festival Director                                 

519-987-4834                                                                       @BookFestWindsor                                               #thebookisbetter



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