The first 300 ticket holders will also receive a book plate signed by Mitchell.
Also in the works is an online summer camp for young readers, with partnership details to be announced in the next few weeks.
Canada FBM2020 is now discouraging Canadians from physically attending the pivotal October book fair in 2020.
As restrictions in provincial parks began to lift, RMB launched its “Great Canadian Staycation” campaign, promoting safe distancing and outdoor recreation.
“I’m hoping that by September and October, books that are actually set in a pandemic won’t feel too true to life,” Wolsak & Wynn publisher Noelle Allen says.
Q&Q’s June issue celebrated the publishing industry’s innovative, generous spirit during the trials of COVID-19.
Q&Q asked the publishing community to nominate heroes who have in some way, big or small, contributed to sustaining the industry.
The three-day courses, dedicated to investigative journalism and to genre fiction, will be held online.
Sherrill Grace, an officer of the Order of Canada, on Timothy Findley’s prescient plague writing.