Friday, May 25, 2012

Winners of the 3rd Edition of Canada's National Book Collecting Contest Annouced

Canada’s Third National Book Collecting Contest for Young Canadians under thirty years of age
The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC), the W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation (DLF), and the Alcuin Society are pleased to announce the winners:
  1. FIRST PLACE $1,000
    Aesop's Fables
    Samuel Jang 27 (Victoria, BC)
  2. SECOND PLACE $500
    The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images, and Texts
    David Fernández 28 (Scarborough, ON)
  3. THIRD PLACE $250
    Tasteful Books
    Gideon Foley 25 (Saskatoon, SK)

Since the three winners are from Victoria, Scarborough and Saskatoon we have had to change the presentation of the prizes this year. The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) AGM will be held on Monday the 28 May 2012 at the University of Waterloo, ON. The BSC will announce the current winners at their AGM and present the cash prize for the Second Place winner from Scarborough.

The W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation, with the Alcuin Society, will be presenting the cash prize for the First Place winner from Victoria, BC at a special event.

Monday 28 May 2011 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus Room #2260 - 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC

Current sponsors for the third 2011-12 contest include ABE Books, the National Post, CBC Books and Hemlock Printers.

This years winning essays will be uploaded onto the BSC and ABE Books website.

Update: All three essays are now online!
  1. Aesop’s Fables: A Passion for Life by Samuel Jang
  2. The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images and Texts by David Fernández
  3. Tasteful Books by Gideon Foley

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our AGM Speaker: John Pass of High Ground Press

We hope you will be able to attend this year's AGM and talk. Once again, we will serve a dessert buffet (but no dinner). Below is a complete schedule of the evening.

AGM: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
6:00 pm     Doors open; award winning books on display; Cash bar will be open
6:45 pm     Alcuin Society AGM
7:15 pm     Dessert bar
7:45 pm     Guest Speaker begins
9:00 pm     Event ends

We're pleased to announce that John Pass of High Ground Press will be our guest speaker.

The talk will be preceded by a short AGM, for interested members. The AGM portion of the evening is open to members only; the guest speaker is open to the public.

The winning books from the 2011 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada will be on display. The awards will be given at another ceremony on Friday October 18 at the Vancouver Public Library.

If you would like to attend the lecture and dessert buffet on June 19, please RSVP and send prepayment at a cost of $22 per person.

RSVP required.

Contact Howard (604)733.1204 or Leah (604) 732.5403 for changes or to bring additional guests.

You can mail your RSVP to us at this address:

The Alcuin Society
PO Box 3216
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 3X8