*Last updated April 20, 2021
Given we cannot announce the winners in person at the Forest of Reading Festival, we are adapting to celebrate the Forest of Reading in two parts: with our new Forest of Reading Virtual Celebrations, available through the password website ONLY to current program registrants, and with our Forest of Reading Awards, presented in partnership with CBC Books.
Forest of Reading Virtual Celebrations: Exclusive to Paid Program Registrants
These events will be available ONLY through the password website for those registered in the 2021 program. To access these events, people must register for the Forest of Reading program.
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 50+ Videos
NUMBER OF AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS INVOLVED: 190
The Forest of Reading is celebrating the closing of the 2021 Award Programs. Typically, the program culminates in award ceremonies hosted during the in-person Forest of Reading Festival, and this year, we are adapting with virtual celebrations. The most exciting part of the Festival is connecting authors and illustrators with young people, and even though we can’t get together in person that we won’t let that stop us from connecting with everyone. Here is what the Forest of Reading is offering this year for registered participants.
What is included in the Celebrations?
- Blue Spruce Read Alouds (9 Videos): 9 of the 10 nominated titles are read by the people that wrote them
- Yellow Cedar Virtual Visits: Learn from the Experts (6 Videos): 6 nominees do virtual visits to talk about their nominated titles
- White Pine Virtual Visits: 44 Questions With… (8 Videos): 8 of the 10 nominees answer 44 questions about themselves
- Le prix Peuplier Read Alouds (9 Videos): 9 of the 10 nominated titles are read by the people that wrote them
- Forest of Reading: Award Winner Interviews (6 Videos): Featuring interviews of each of the Award Winners for the English Programs, available after the Forest of Reading Awards are presented
Other Virtual Content, Available Only to Registrants:
- Blue Spruce Book Club (10 Videos): featuring nominees from all 10 titles
- Forest Friday Virtual Nominee Visits (24 Videos): featuring nominees from Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction, and Red Maple.
- Mercre-LIT Virtual Nominee Visits (16 Videos): featuring nominees from Le prix Mélèze and Tamarac
Forest of Reading Awards: Free to the Public, Partnered with CBC Books
The Forest of Reading Award ceremonies will be presented in partnership with CBC Books online through CBC’s platform Curio.ca on May 18, 19 and 20, 2021. We’ll announce the winners of the Forest of Reading Awards throughout the three days, hosted by Ali Hassan.
Each ceremony video will be released according to the schedule below and be available to view anytime after its release. All ceremonies will be available through CBC’s Curio platform.
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 9 Award Ceremonies for the Forest of Reading School-Aged Programs
Award Ceremony Schedule:
|May 18, 2021||10:00 am EST||White Pine Award|
|May 18, 2021||11:30 am EST||Red Maple Award|
|May 18, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Blue Spruce Award|
|May 19, 2021||10:00 am EST||Yellow Cedar Award|
|May 19, 2021||11:30 am EST||Silver Birch Fiction Award|
|May 19, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Silver Birch Express Award|
|May 20, 2021||10:00 am EST||Le prix Tamarac|
|May 20, 2021||11: 30 am EST||Le prix Mélèze|
|May 20, 2021||1:00 pm EST||Le prix Peuplier|