Monday, August 11, 2008

Scotiabank and Writers at Woody Point literary festival

Scotiabank Celebrates Literature with Writers at Woody Point
Monday, August 11, 2008; Posted: 11:56 AM

BONNE BAY, NL, Aug. 11, 2008 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

Scotiabank today announced its commitment to the Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. The festival, celebrating its fifth anniversary, takes place from Wednesday, August 12th - Sunday, August 17th.

"Scotiabank is proud to support the Writers at Woody Point literary festival in its celebration of Canadian literary talent," said Wayde Guinchard, Scotiabank District Banking Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador district. "Literature is a cornerstone for arts and culture in Canada and festivals like Writers at Woody Point reach out and enrich the communities where we live and work. Scotiabank believes strongly in the importance of literature in our communities - and in the importance of literacy and that's why we're here."

The festival, organized and presented by the Friends of the Woody Point Heritage Theatre, continues to play to sold-out audiences and this year the event will be hosted by Shelagh Rogers of CBC Radio One's Sounds Like Canada. Headlining this year's festival are authors: Gordon Pinsent; Des Walsh; Donna Morrissey; Kathy Reichs; Randall MAggs; Kenneth J. Harvey; Don McKay and Monica Kidd.

"We are thrilled to have Scotiabank as our partner in what is very special year for our festival," said founding organizer Stephen Brunt. "We are not only celebrating our fifth year, but also the 100th anniversary of our venue, the Woody Point Heritage Theatre. With Scotiabank's help, we have been able to celebrate by presenting a first rate line up, including the opening concert, A Tribute to Figgy Duff, featuring Sylvia Tyson. We look forward to working with Scotiabank as Writers at Woody Point continues to grow."

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