TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The RBC Taylor Prize and Ben McNally Books are presenting the 18th annual Books & Brunch featuring the five finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize on Sunday, March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in the Vanity Fair Ballroom of the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.
The Brunch is an opportunity for the public to meet all five finalists and hear them discuss their books.
A tradition since the first awarding of the Prize in 2000, this event always sells out. Tickets are now on sale for just $60.
The authors of the five books shortlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize will speak:
Just Let Me Look At You: On Fatherhood, by Bill Gaston
Jan in 35 Pieces, by Ian Hampton
Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road, by Kate Harris
All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir, by Elizabeth Hay
Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, by Darrel J. McLeod
What: The 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist Books & Brunch presented by Ben McNally Books
When: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10:00 am
Where: Vanity Fair Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Omni King Edward Hotel
Tickets: $60 purchased in advance by calling Ben McNally Books 416.361.0032
The 18th annual prize will be awarded Monday, March 4th at a gala luncheon. The Prize consists of $5000 for each of the finalists, and a further $25,000 for the winner. The finalists and the winner are supported by an extensive promotional campaign.
The presenting sponsor of the RBC Taylor Prize is RBC Wealth Management.
The media sponsors are The Globe and Mail, Cision, Quill & Quire magazine, Howl Radio, Open Book. In-kind sponsors include Ben McNally Books, Event Source, Toronto International Festival of Authors, and The Omni King Edward Hotel.
SOURCE RBC Taylor Prize
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