Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Amy Jones will read from her collection of short stories entitled What Boys Like, published by Biblioasis.
di Brandt presents Watermelon Syrup, a collaborative novel published by Wilfred Laurier Press.
Marilyn Gear Pilling will read poems from The Bones of the World Begin to Show, a collection of poems from Black Moss Press.
Sue Chenette brings us the insights of her book Slender Human Weight, poetry published by Guernica Editions.
Vicky Delany reads from Winter of Secrets, new fiction from Poison Pen Press.
David Derry shares with us his collection of satires called Sentimental Exorcisms, from Coach House Books.
Primary author Annie Jacobsen was born in Luseland, Saskatchewan, to a Mennonite mother and Lutheran father. In addition to Watermelon Syrup, she is the author of short stories, poetry, and an unpublished novel. In the later years of her life she lived in Toronto with her two children, taught writing workshops, and practised as a Jungian psychotherapist. She died in May 2005.
Jane Finlay-Young met Annie in 1999 and together they developed and taught writing workshops. Jane published her first novel, From Bruised Fell, in 2000. At Annie’s request, Jane rewrote Watermelon Syrup with the help of Di Brandt’s editorial feedback.
Di Brandt has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the CAA National Poetry Prize, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at Brandon University.
- Scare the Light Away and Burden of Memory (both from Poisoned Pen Press)
- In the Shadow of the Glacier, Valley of the Lost, and Winter of Secrets
- Gold Digger and Rendezvous Crime
Vicki lives in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario, where she rarely wears a watch. Her forthcoming books are the second Klondike book, Gold Fever, in Spring 2010, and the fourth Molly Smith, Negative Image, in November. You can Visit Vicki at www.vickidelany.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
It's a contest for short stories of 2,000 words or less.
Remember last year's winners? Sure you do.
Here are the rules, folks. Officially.
Deadline May 15 2010
Entry Fee $15 per story or $25 for two stories.
Cheque or Money Order should be payable to
Arts Hamilton (Writing Contest)
Genre Short Fiction
- Stories must be 2,000 words or less (including the title).
- They may not be previously published.
- They must be submitted on paper.
- They must be typewritten, double-spaced, and easily legible. No faint printing or faded photocopies please.
- The author's name, address, phone number, and email address must be provided on a separate sheet along with the title of the story.
- Author's name and contact info must not appear on the pages of the story.
- Manuscripts will not be returned.
- Email submissions or word processing files will not be considered and will be discarded.
- Winners will be announced on September 5, 2010 at the Lit Live Reading Series.
Prizes $250 / $100 / $50
Each of the three winning stories will be read by its author or a designate on October 3, 2010 at the Lit Live Reading Series in Hamilton, Ontario.
Submissions with payment should be sent to:
Arts Hamilton (Writing Contest)
279 King Street East,
If you have questions, please post your query to this blog or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enter early and often!