Sunday 13 February 2011

Live Feed From CNW for Charles Taylor Prize For Literary Non-Fiction Award, February 14th 1-2pm

Toronto resident Stevie Cameron and Peterborough, Ontario’s Charles Foran are in the running for Monday’s Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
CNW to stream event from Toronto

Ontario authors Stevie Cameron and Charles Foran are two of five Canadian authors in the running for this year’s Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. The $25,000 prize will be awarded on Monday February 14th at a lunchtime ceremony at the famed King Edward Hotel in Toronto.

Stevie Cameron has been nominated for her book On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women. Peterborough’s Charlie Foran is nominated for his biography Mordecai: The Life & Times. You can follow the proceedings through CNW who will be streaming from the Awards Luncheon.

2011 Charles Taylor Prize Finalists And Their Books Are:

Stevie Cameron
On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women
Charles Foran
Mordecai: The Life & Times
Ross King
Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
George Sipos
The Geography of Arrival: A Memoir
Merrily Weisbord
The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a friendship with Kamala Das

The Charles Taylor Prize celebrates Canada's literary voice, recognizing the exceptional authors who captivate us with superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.

2011 is the 10th awarding of The Charles Taylor Prize. The prize was originally awarded every two years, but due to an ever-increasing number of submissions, since 2004 the Prize has been presented annually. The Prize commemorates the late Charles Taylor, one of Canada's foremost essayists, a foreign correspondent and a prominent member of the Canadian literary community whose dream was to raise the public profile of non-fiction.

The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winning author and an award of $2,000 for each finalist with promotional support for each short listed title.

The Charles Taylor Foundation with the support of its partners presents the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction: Ben McNally Books, Bravo! and Book Television, CNW Group, Event Source, Indigo Books and Music, Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, and Windfields Farm.

For more information:

CUTLINE: Noreen Taylor stands behind this year's short-listed books for the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction


Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 cell: 416-801-3101
Linda Crane: 905-257-6033 cell: 416-727-0112

Media get the first peek at Marilyn Monroe Exhibitions this Thursday at the McMichael


11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Marilyn Monroe makes her debut at the McMichael, featured in two exhibitions
Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe makes its final stop on an international tour at the gallery

When: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive)

Why: The public gallery is expecting a large turnout for two exhibitions about Marilyn Monroe. Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe (curated by Artoma, Hamburg, Germany; the tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC) and Marilyn in Canada (organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Chris Finn, Assistant Curator) both open on February 19th and run to May 15th, 2011. Contemporary art and artists, celebrity, notoriety, fame and fortune are key ingredients to these two Marilyn Monroe exhibitions.

Who: Tour the exhibitions and meet with McMichael Chief Curator, Katerina Atanassova and Assistant Curators, Chris Finn and Sharona Adamowicz-Clements.

What: “Although it has been fifty years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, worldwide interest in her life and career has sustained,” says McMichael Chief Curator, Katerina Atanassova. “Our two exhibitions examine how the art world has been motivated by the myth and legend of this iconic star. Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe is an internationally touring exhibition (over 180 paintings and photographs) which has been enhanced by McMichael curators for our visitors.”

Curated especially for the McMichael by the gallery’s Assistant Curator, Chris Finn, Marilyn in Canada provides an intriguing glimpse into Marilyn’s experiences while filming in Canada, as well as her popularity among Canadian artists. Works by artists such as Shelley Niro, John Vachon, and George S. Zimbel are some of the highlights of this unique Canadian content-based exhibition.

Both shows demonstrate the broad range of artists who responded creatively to Marilyn’s life – from a constellation of great fashion photographers of her day, to the champions of the Pop Art movement in North America, to well-known artists in Canadian contemporary art.

About the Gallery

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of more than 5,500 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $30 for families. There is a $5 fee for parking. For more information about the gallery, visit

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Please RSVP:
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101