2021 Forest of Reading Festival

*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 of Various Virtual Events Available for Each Program

What is included in the Celebrations?

  • Yellow Cedar Virtual Visit videos
  • White Pine Virtual Visit videos
  • The Blue Spruce Award and Le prix Peuplier nominees are excited to read their nominated books to their young readers. Stay tuned for the release dates for these videos.

Register for the program today!

 


 

Other Forest of Reading Virtual Content: Exclusive to Paid Program Registrants

Since January, we have been offering virtual events featuring nominees and will create more content for each of our award programs until May. 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.

  • Blue Spruce Book Club, featuring nominees from all 10 titles
  • Forest Friday Virtual Nominee Visits, featuring nominees from Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction, and Red Maple
  • Mercre-LIT Virtual Nominee Visits, featuring nominees from Le prix Mélèze and Tamarac

Register for the program today!

 


 

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.
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 9 Award Ceremonies for the Forest of Reading School-Aged Programs

 

Award Ceremony Schedule:

Ceremonies can be found at https://curio.ca/en/collection/forest-of-reading-2021-coming-soon-2822/

 

DateRelease TimeProgram
May 18, 202110:00 am ESTWhite Pine Award
May 18, 202111:30 am ESTRed Maple Award
May 18, 20211:00 pm ESTBlue Spruce Award
May 19, 202110:00 am ESTYellow Cedar Award
May 19, 202111:30 am ESTSilver Birch Fiction Award
May 19, 20211:00 pm ESTSilver Birch Express Award
May 20, 202110:00 am ESTLe prix Tamarac
May 20, 202111: 30 am ESTLe prix Mélèze
May 20, 20211:00 pm ESTLe prix Peuplier

Watch the 2020 English and French Forest of Reading Award videos, available on Curio.ca. Or check out the 2020 Forest of Reading on CBC Books!

Blue Spruce

Silver Birch Express

Silver Birch Fiction

Yellow Cedar

Red Maple

White Pine