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How to Order Tickets and Indicate Seating Preference

Because the event organizers need to arrange seating for sponsors, presenters and nominees, we have opted to organize seating arrangements ourselves, rather than use a seat-selection table map.

Seating locations will be assigned on a best-available-seat basis (assuming a preference for front and centre) and with the goal of allowing individuals to state their preference for table companions.

If you are ordering for an entire party, we will endeavour to keep your entire party at the same table to the greatest extent possible. (This may not be possible for all parties as we approach a sell-out)

If you are ordering for yourself but would like to be seated close to friends who are also ordering tickets for themselves, please indicate this preference in an email to: ("Please seat me at the same table as "Jane Doe".)

To order: click on Tickets on the right hand side of the Manitoba Book Awards website. Then, indicate the number of tickets you wish to order. You will then be directed to a payment page where you will be asked for your payment method and information. After this, make sure to email: with your seating preference.

Manitoba Book Awards April 22, 2017

Some of Canada’s best writers have springboarded to national and international acclaim after winning the Manitoba Book Awards. Previous winners include: Carol Shields (1993), David Bergen (1993,1996, 2009), Miriam Toews (1998, 2000), Margaret Sweatman (1991, 2001), Sandra Birdsell (1992), Jake MacDonald (2002), Allan Levine (2010), Barbara Huck (2014) and Wab Kinew (2016).

The Manitoba Book Awards is an annual project of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild produced with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers.

The Manitoba Book Awards honour books written by Manitobans, published in Manitoba or about Manitoba. More than $30,000 in prizes is awarded each year to Manitoba writers. The Manitoba Book Awards celebrates literary excellence, originality and diverse talent.

The 18 awards to be presented at the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards include