SNAPSHOT: Photos from the Politics and the Pen gala at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

On April 2, the annual Politics and the Pen gala welcomed notables from Canada’s political and literary worlds at the Fairmont Château Laurier. A fundraiser for the Writers’ Trust of Canada, an organization that seeks to further Canadian writers through a variety of programs, Politics and the Pen has become a premier event for writers and politicians to rub elbows with diplomats, journalists, and other leaders.

The evening culminated with journalist Paul Wells winning the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006 —.

Click on the photos to launch a slideshow of photos from Politics and the Pen.