Airdrie Reads 2022

Summer 2022

We are thrilled to share the Airdrie Reads 2022 finalists! After another host of incredible submissions by a talented group of Albertan authors, the five champions have chosen their titles to defend. Definitely put these titles on your to-read list. Stay tuned to our social media for information on the authors, the champions, and where you can purchase these books!

The titles and their champions are:

  • Kids of Concern, by Perry Logan, defended by Veronica Funk
  • Murder on My Mind, by Dana Goldstein, defended by Tara Molina
  • The Shade Tree, by Theresa Shea, defended by Tega Odogu
  • Touch, by C.B. Czech, defended by Amber Kakakaway
  • Creeboy, by Teresa Wouters, defended by Karina Clayton

What is Airdrie Reads?

Airdrie Reads is a local Alberta spin on an epic national book battle – Canada Reads. Airdrie Reads combines the passion for books with the drama of reality TV – think The Bachelorette meets literature! The contest is sponsored by Big Sky Author Services and The Feathered Pen, providers of local author services, with the aim to promote authors in Alberta. We also hope to inspire Airdronians to read these local treasures over the summer. Finally, during the Airdrie Reads contest, we will also be engaging local businesses in the community on social media to promote the ‘support local’ theme.

How it Works

Once the book entries have been shortlisted, five Airdrie champions will choose one of the finalists’ books in which to indulge, and then they will pitch their book selection to a panel of judges. Airdronians can cheer on their favourites while they watch the champions persuade the judges in a video-pitch showdown, and the winning Alberta author will be crowned this year’s Airdrie Reads winner!

The Prize

In addition to the winning author’s book being highlighted on the shelves of several local stores, they will receive a free social media endorsement from both Big Sky Author Services and The Feathered Pen, and the grand prize of a professionally written article in the fall issue of airdrielife magazine!