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2018 Summer Byline

2018 Summer Byline



  • “A Change of Pace” Poetry, by Gill Foss
  • Our 2018-19 Meetings
  • “Can You Write a Poem Like Rupi Kaur? Do You Want To?” with JC Sulzenko
  • 2018 NCWC Results
  • “John Le Carré and You” by Barbara Kyle
  • Canadian Writers’ Summit Registration information
  • “When Times Are Tough: Diversify” by Barbara Florio Graham
  • The Tent Man, Short Story by Adam Heenan
  • Wild Strawberry Jam, Short Story by Sonia Tilson

CAA Fred Kerner Book Award

Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won Independent Publisher Book Award for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction, was named among the Best Books of 2017 by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. It was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018 and shortlisted for the Evergreen Award 2018.

About the Award
The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to a Canadian Authors member who has the best overall book published in the previous calendar year.
Fred Kerner was a devoted and longtime CAA member. An Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011 at 90, Fred was an author, journalist, editor, teacher, and mentor. He wrote more than twelve books and also wrote for magazines, radio and TV, and he gave unstintingly of his time to assist emerging writers.