The winners of the Literary Writes 2019 poetry contest were announced on March 1. Congratulations to Fran Bourassa of North Vancouver (for her poem "The Other") and Lesley-Anne Evans of Kelowna (for her poem "What You Can Carry"). They tied for first place in the adult category.
In the young writers’ category, which was judged by Renee Saklikar, Poet Laureate of the City of Surrey, four poets received Honourable Mentions, led by Ulricke Bucksteg-Neuhoff, a grade 10 student from Nanaimo, for her poem “Who Is ‘The Other’?”
Other Honourable Mentions went to Danica Custance, a grade 9 student from Maple Ridge for her poem “Another’s Other”; Ayesha Pervez, a grade 12 student from Delta for her poem “Men Of My Heritage” and Harley McFarlane of Maple Ridge for her poem “Whole”.
The BC Short Contest will be opening soon! Watch for details in Write On and on the FBCW website.
Spring Writes 2019 returns to Nanaimo on May 2 to 5. The full schedule is posted on our website. Packed with exciting workshops, motivating speakers and blue pencil sessions, it's a wonderful opportunity to hone your craft and network with our vibrant community of BC writers. Don't be disappointed. Sign up early.
Special room discounts are being offered by the Coast Bastion Hotel. To book a room, call 1-800-716-6199 and use code CBI-FC539168. The rooms that are reserved for Spring Writes attendees will be released on April 2. We will keep you informed of other discounts available.
The publishing-themed Spring edition of WordWorks is in production with Ursula Vaira as our guest editor.
Check out our Events page for upcoming events and information.