NCWC Finalists announced

We have our finalists!

32nd Annual National Capital Writing Contest (NCWC)

Sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association–National Capital Region

Short Story • Poetry

$300 First Place • $200 Second Place • $100 Third Place

We hope that finalists and their friends and families will attend the Awards Night,
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:oo p.m. in the
AUDITORIUM of the MAIN BRANCH, OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 120 Metcalfe Street.
Finalists will be invited to read an excerpt from their work.

Finalists’ names are in alphabetical order. The placements in each category—1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honourable Mentions—will be announced on awards night.


Poetry Finalists

  • Sylvia Adams, Ottawa, “The Girl Who Grew Up on Faerie Tales”
  • Sylvia Adams, Ottawa, “What Might Have Been a Love Poem”
  • Susan J Atkinson, Ottawa, “Jealousy”
  • Marianne Jones, Thunder Bay ON, “Grief Sonata in Three Parts”
  • Royden McCoag, Palmerston ON, “Whale Watching”
  • Thomas Gordon Reynolds, Amherstburg ON, “We, Like the Fish”

Judge

JC Sulzenko: Award-winning poet, published children’s author, workshop presenter and poetry judge.


Short Story Finalists

  • Robynne Eagan, Carp ON, “Blue Moon Rising”
  • Bruce Hodgkinson, Ottawa ON, “A little Compassion”
  • Lynn Jatania, Ottawa ON, “Miss Julie’s Home for Wayward Girls”
  • Sara Mang, Cornwall ON, “Away with Birds”
  • Joan McKay, Kingston ON, “The Long Dash”
  • Alison Whiddon, Nepean ON, “Neighbourhood Watch”

Judge

Jean E Pendziwol: Along with many other accomplishments, Jean E Pendziwol is the author of the bestselling The Lightkeeper’s Daughters and has received the Governor General’s Award for the children’s book, Once Upon a Northern Night.

May meeting: NCWC awards

The finalists in the National Capital Writing Contest have been announced, and on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. we celebrate their shorts stories and poety.