The Government of Canada provides financial support for the Frye
MONCTON, NB, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided
funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and the Canada Book Fund to help the Frye Festival present the 2014 and 2015 editions of its
bilingual international literary festival.
Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and
Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced
funding totalling $170,000 on behalf of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages Minister Shelly Glover.
The funding will allow the Frye Festival to host a series of events in
2014 and 2015 that include activities such as author readings and
meetings, roundtable discussions, writing workshops, school visits, and
events combining music and literature. The Festival will also host
close to 140 school-related activities that allow students to discover
authors and be exposed to the love of books and reading.
The Frye Festival, among the largest literary events in Atlantic Canada,
is attended by over 15,000 people each year and attracts more than
9,500 students with its youth program.
Each year in April, Moncton welcomes English- and French-speaking
authors from all regions of Canada and from around the world to take
part in the Frye Festival.
Nearly 400 authors from every continent have participated in the
Festival since its inception in 2000.
A series of events such as readings, jams, panel discussions, school
visits, workshops, book clubs, book launches and many other events are
offered to public of all ages.
"Our Government proudly supports artistic, cultural and literary events
that highlight the talent of artists and authors from communities
across Canada. With our financial support to the Frye Festival, we
continue to deliver on our commitment to strengthen communities through
job creation in the cultural sector."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Frye Festival showcases renowned Canadian and international
authors, and it also promotes the love of reading and books among
youth. By investing in this organization, we allow readers of all ages
to broaden their horizon.''
-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and
Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
"The Government of Canada is one of the Frye Festival's long-standing
partners. Thanks to funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage,
we are able to foster the dissemination of literary arts in Atlantic
Canada and put together a diversified, enriching and accessible program
that allows us to showcase Canadian literature at our event."
-Danielle LeBlanc, Executive Director, Frye Festival
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Canada Book Fund
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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