VANCOUVER –– Authors from British Columbia and Ontario were shortlisted for CA-Metro Vancouver’s 2017 Story Contest.

They are:

Sally Basmajian, Niagara-on-the Lake, ON – Latin Dancing

Matthew Bin, Oakville, ON – Reception

Susan Burns Yao, Delta, BC – The Last Opera

Roxanne Davies, North Vancouver, BC – A Day in August

Edythe Hanen, Bowen Island, BC – The Paper Route

Neil McKinnon, Langley, BC – A Birthday Present for Canada

Elizabeth McLean, Vancouver, BC – Guests Coming…

Susan Pieters, Burnaby, BC- How to Speak for the Dead

“We congratulate all the shortlisted authors. The three winners will be announced on or before September 13,” says Jean Kay, the story contest coordinator. The Judges commented that the works took them from a tent on the midway to a tornado-struck barn and a lonely prairie highway; and on internal journeys of remembrance and over-the-top, wild humour.

In addition to cash prizes, winning works will be published in CA-Metro Vancouver’s National Voices 2018 Anthology, which includes the 2017 and 2018 contests, along with submissions from current members of Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver branch. Winners receive a copy of the Anthology and are invited to read their winning entries at the Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver Annual General Meeting and social in December 2017. Their works are also published for one year online on the branch website.

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Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver belongs to a national organization dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers and to encouraging works of literary and artistic merit. We offer resources and opportunities to aspiring, emerging, and professional writers who are keen to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals.

Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver Branch Contact: Kathleen Schmitt, President


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