TATAMAGOUCHE - Nominees of a prestigious literary award will read from some of their writings during a special Read by the Sea event in Tatamagouche.
Two nominees for this year's Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize will be reading from their novels. The event starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Fables on Main Street in Tatamagouche. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Heather Jessup will read from her debut novel: The Lightning Field published in 2011 by Gaspereau Press. It tells the story of a marriage spanning four decades set against the Cold War and the building of the Avril Arrow.
Well-known writer and teacher, Valerie Compton, will read from her newest novel titled Tide Road published by Goose Lane, also in 2011. This novel, the story about a woman forced to confront her own history of ill-considered choices and failures, is a meditation on how we grapple with the unknown.
The Raddall Award was established by the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia in 1990 to recognize the best of Atlantic Canadian adult fiction. At $20,000, it is the region's most valuable literary prize.