The 2018 Writers’ Trust Gala

Chestnut Park is pleased to have been able to sponsor the 2018 Writers’ Trust Gala.


Co-Founders Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson with Marla Lehberg



This year, the gala raised $250,000 for Canadian literature. The funds will go a long way to support the work the Writers’ Trust of Canada does for Canadian literature.



The gala is special, as there is a Canadian writer at each table. Past guest authors include literary luminaries Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Clarkson, Cherie Dimaline, Emma Donoghue, Lawrence Hill, Thomas King, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Anne Michaels, and Noah Richler.


Hugh Segal, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, and Louise Dennys


The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the $50,000 Writers’ Trust Fellowship honouring one of the leading Canadian writers of our time. The 2018 recipient is Charles Foran; past Writers’ Trust Fellows include Michael Crummey, Miriam Toews, and most recently, Eden Robinson.


Charles Foran, recipient of the 2018 Writers’ Trust Fellowship


The event was truly a wonderful experience, and we were so happy to be a part of it again this year. You can learn more about the Writers’ Trust of Canada HERE