Featuring the 2020 Vine Awards shortlisted non-fiction writers – Naomi K. Lewis, Ayelet Tsabari, and Diana Wichtel – in conversation with juror Judy Batalion.


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The Koffler Centre of the Arts is delighted to present two virtual panels featuring shortlisted Vine Awards authors on November 10 and November 12, 2020.

The first panel features the 2020 Vine Awards shortlisted non-fiction writers – Naomi K. Lewis, Ayelet Tsabari, and Diana Wichtel – in conversation with juror Judy Batalion. Join us for an evening of engaging dialogue, as all four authors reflect on their personal journeys writing memoir, particularly when written through a Canadian Jewish lens.

The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature is a national awards program that honours both the best Canadian Jewish writers and non-Jewish Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects in Fiction, History, Non-Fiction, Young Adult/Children’s literature, and Poetry. Each winning author receives a prize of $10,000. The 2020 Jury – comprised of authors Judy Batalion, Allan Levine, and Shani Mootoo – reviewed 55 entries to the Fiction, History, Non-Fiction and Young Adult/Children’s categories.

The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature are made possible by a generous donation by the Lillian and Norman Glowinsky Family Foundation.

To see the full 2020 Vine Awards shortlist, click here. The Vine Awards winners will be announced this year at an online Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2020 on the Virtual J platform – Watch Awards. All 2020 Vine Awards shortlisted titles can be purchased from benmcnallybooks.com.

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Start Date November 10, 2020

7:00 PM


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