Information about our instructor accomplishments, festivals/events happening locally and awards that may be of interest to writers.
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Maggi Feehan – Globe and Mail Dispatch Series
Maggi Feehan writes about Cuba in the Globe and Mail's Dispatch series - first-person stories from the road.
Julie Paul – 2015 Victoria Book Prize
In October 2015, Julie was named the winner of the 12th annual City of Victoria Butler Prize for her short story collection The Pull of the Moon, published by Brindle and Glass. Read the article here.
Yvonne Blomer – Victoria's Poet Laureate
Yvonne is Victoria’s Poet Laureate – an honorary four-year term position which continues until December 31, 2018. Read the article here.
Robert Wiersema – CBC All Points West
Robert contributes weekly to CBC’s All Points West with book reviews and summer reading lists. Listen or subscribe to the podcast here.
- Victoria Festival of Authors Sep 27-Oct 1, 2017
- Russell books presents
- Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable
- Victoria Writers Festival
- Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival
- Canadian Authors (various awards) January 31
- 2017 Long Poem Prize Feb 1, 2017
- Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers March 1
- Governor General’s Literary Awards March 15
- Event Magazine Non-fiction contest April 15
- Victoria Writer’s Society annual Writing Contest deadline May 1
- CBC Poetry Prize May 31
- Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize Aug 1
- Open Season Nov 6 Awards in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction