Tickets available for 2017 Gala Weekend

Want to be on the inside track when it comes to finding out who will take home the 2017 Leacock Medal and the accompanying $15,000 prize? Bate your breath and join all the shortlisted authors, from whom the winner will be announced, as well as past winners, publishers and other representatives from the #canlit community, at our gala awards dinner on June 10. In fact, you’re invited to join us for the entire gala weekend, starting on Friday, June 9. We’ll be celebrating the shortlisted authors as well as the finalists in the student competition. Get your tickets today! Click here for more information.

2017 shortlist announced

The Board of Directors of the Leacock Associates has announced its shortlist for the 2017 Anniversary Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour award. The top three picks have been narrowed down from a longlist of 11 out of a field of 68 entries:

In alphabetical order by author surname:





The final winner, who also receives a $15,000 prize supported by TD Bank Financial Group, is to be announced on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at a gala award dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre, just outside Orillia, Ontario. The gala dinner is open to the public, and limited tickets are available exclusively through the Stephen Leacock Museum in Orillia. See you there!

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Announcing 2017 Leacock Medal longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Leacock Medal (in alphabetical order by author surname) is:

There are 11 instead of 10 because two of the books tied in the judges’ marks.

This year’s longlist will be narrowed down to a shortlist of three Leacock Medal finalists, who will be announced in Orillia on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

The winner of the Leacock Medal and accompanying $15,000 prize will be announced at a gala dinner celebrating all three shortlisted authors June 10, 2017, at Geneva Park Conference Centre near Orillia, Ontario.

2016 AGM

The Leacock Associates will hold their annual general meeting Thursday, November 24, 2016.
The Orillia-based nonprofit organization, which awards the annual Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour – Canada’s only national award for literary humour writing – will hold the public portion of its meeting at 8 p.m. at 149 Peter St. N., Orillia, Ontario.