Snapshot of 2020 Winterset in Summer Festival

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, Winterset in Summer 2020 was offered in a digital format, bringing writers and readers together online for lively literary conversations. 

Andy Jones“Andy Jones: In conversation

Beloved entertainer Andy Jones introduced his hilarious new folktale, Barefoot Helen and the Giants and discussed with Noreen Golfman this saucy story that celebrates brave and resourceful girls, blended families and storytelling itself … and so much more. Watch it on YouTube!

Megan Gail Coles“Megan Gail Coles: 2019 BMO Winterset Award Winner”

Megan Gail Coles’ Small Game Hunting has taken the world by storm and scooped up awards – including the 2019 BMO Winterset Award. And she’s a great talker. Join her in conversation with Noreen Golfman. Watch it on YouTube!

Eva Crocker and Shannon Webb Campbell“Eva Crocker & Shannon Webb Campbell: Conversations”

Join Noreen Golfman in interviews with up-and-coming literary stars Eva Crocker (All I Ask) and Shannon Webb Campbell (I Am a Body of Land). Both these dynamic young writers bring energy and fresh perspectives to their discussions. Watch it on on YouTube!

2020 Festival Sponsors & Friends

2020 – Principal Sponsors

  • BMO – Bank of Montreal
  • Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L, LLD (hc)
  • Community Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador

2020 – Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

  • ArtsNL – Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council
  • Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

2020 – Government of Canada

  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canada Council for the Arts

2020 – Sponsors

  • Emma Butler Gallery (in memory of Jonathan Butler)

2020 – Donors/Supporters

  • Cathy Bennett
  • ANON Donor
  • Susan Hart
  • Margaret King
  • Sue Levert

2020 Friends of the Festival

  • Rob Andrews & Robin Kind
  • Betty Badcock
  • Rosann Cashin
  • Lana Collins
  • Diane Crocker
  • Carol Daley & Darrell Boone
  • Stephen Bornstein
  • Tom & Susan Foran
  • Rob & Jennifer Gill
  • Noreen Golfman
  • Carol Bishop Gwyn
  • Al & Mary Henderson
  • Paul & Nancy Hickey
  • Kathy Hodder
  • Alan Pickersgill & Jeanette Laaning
  • Patricia & Tolson Parsons
  • Yvonne Pevie
  • Susan Sherk
  • Pat & Joanne Thompson
  • Gerri Woodford

2020 Festival Media Coverage

ArtsNL, March 2, 2021 – Short list announced for 2020 BMO Winterset Award

ArtsNL, February 15, 2021 – Long list announced for 2020 BMO Winterset Award

Board of Directors Winterset in Summer, April 28, 2020 – Plans for the 2020 Literary Festival Reimagined

ArtsNL Press Release, March 26, 2020 – ArtsNL announces 2019 award winner. Megan Gail Coles wins 2019 BMO Winterset Award

ArtsNL Press Release, March 4, 2020 – 2019 BMO Winterset Award Finalists

2020 Outreach

2020 – Andy Jones & Mary-Lynn Bernard at the Terra Nova National Park – Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of this event.

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