Writing Contest Winners





With thanks to Jim Wilson of Oregon for the reminder...here are the names of the winners of the SiWC 2008 Writing Contest. The winner of each category is followed by the two honourable mentions:

Storyteller's Award
Mall Girl by Elissa Vann Struth
     Beseech by Ray Jones
     Glass Curtains by Susan Pieters

Poetry Award
Testimony Suite by Angela Long
     Walking With Water by Dan Neil
     The Secret by Virginia McCausland

Nonfiction Award
Forgotten Lives by Roxanne Gregory
     Comme Il Faut by Anne Herman
     Droplets of Hope by Angela Long

Writing for Young People Award
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
     Secret Friends Club by Dana Remillard
     October Storm by Hélène Boudreau

Congratulations to all who entered, and special felicitations to the winners. We'd like to thank our judges again; Diana Gabaldon and Jack Whyte (Storyteller's Award), Shelley Hrdlitschka and James McCann (Writing for Young People Award), Bernice Lever and Susan McCaslin (Poetry Award) and Elizabeth Lyon and Lois Peterson (Non-Fiction Award).  We'd also like to thank contest assistants Kathy Chung and Rose Holck and conference assistant Ingrid Roeske for their hard work. It takes a lot of strong voices to put a contest like this one together, and each and every one of you deserves a special word of thanks.

Over the next four days, we'll be featuring excerpts from the winning entries. SiWC 2008 Anthologies are still available at a cost of $10 + postage, just in case you'd like to read the winners in their entirety. If you'd like a copy, drop me a line at kcdyer@siwc.ca and I'll make sure we get one off to you.

Congratulations once again to our winners!



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