The Writers at Woody Point literary festival held in Newfoundland’s Bonne Bay region, presented annually by Friends of Writers at Woody Point, has renamed its historic Heritage Theatre after the festival’s host, CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers.
The announcement was made during this year’s event, which took place Aug. 11–16 and featured writers such as Miriam Toews, Lawrence Hill, Margaret Atwood, George Murray, and guest host Ron MacLean.
The theatre, built in 1908, represents to WAWP “a unique part of the cultural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador” and serves as the central hub for the festival’s events.
“Usually when a building is named after you, you are dead. I am undead, though pinching myself. Thank you Writers at Woody’s Point for this enormous honour, ” Rogers said in a tweet yesterday.