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Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

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I didn't go to the Insomniac launch. Surprise! I stayed home and watched the American Masters on Carol Burnett and cried at the end when she sang "I'm so Glad we Had this Time Together" and jiggled her ear.

Meanwhile, more Facebook poaching. It's a good thing Paul Vermeesch stays on top of this kind of thing. . .Pretty wonderful news really. Ontario rawks.

***$100,000 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts***

Is there an Ontario artist or arts organization that inspires you?
This is your chance to nominate them!

Deadline for nominations: December 3, 2007

Artists and arts organizations in Ontario enrich and inform our lives. That’s why, this year, we’re awarding both individual artists and an arts organization with the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

The winner of the individual artist award will receive $35,000. The winner will nominate a promising newcomer in the same field who will receive a cash prize of $15,000.

The winner of the arts organization award will receive $50,000.

Help us get the word out!

Here are some ways to share the news with others:

* Forward this e-mail to your colleagues
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* Include this information in your next newsletter
* Tell a friend or several friends!

Thank you! Your help will ensure that we raise the profile of the wonderful artists and arts organizations that contribute to culture in Ontario.

For more information, please contact the Ontario Arts Council at:
416.961.1660 ext. 6666 or 1.800.387.0058 ext. 6666

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Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady was nominated for the 1998 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction for her first novel, Strange Heaven. She received the Canadian Authors Association/Air Canada Award for the best writer under thirty and the Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for fiction. Her second book, Play the Monster Blind, was a national bestseller and a "Best Book" of 2000 for the Globe and Mail; Saints of Big Harbour, also a bestseller, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" in 2002. Her latest novel, Mean Boy, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book" of 2006 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's George Bugnet Award for Fiction. Most recently, she acted as editor on The Anansi Reader: 40 Years of Very Good Books.

Go to Lynn Coady’s Author Page