Tuesday, September 4, 2007

High Middle Ages contest results announced

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our 2007 over-forty writing competition, “The High Middle Ages”.

First Prize: “Rain in the Mountains” -- Mildred Tremblay, Nanaimo

Second Prize: “Show Your Work” -- Jane Wangersky, New Westminster

(No third prize was awarded)

Honourable Mentions:

“Celestial Bodies”: Pam Galloway, Vancouver

The Prettiest Girl in Timmins: J. Cates, Comox

Remembrance Days: David Glyn Jones, Coquitlam

Finalists: Joanne Arnott, Richmond: “Passion”; Leanne Auerbach: “To the Lighthouse”, Unsexy”; Beached”; Winona Baker, Nanaimo: “Goose Summer Dawn”, “Earth and Stars”; Julie Downsbrough, Burnaby: “Musing”, “Literary Tastes:, “What kind of a Writer do you think you are?”; Avie M. Estrin, Vancouver: “El Bario Gothico”; Patricia Evans, Vancouver: “Stari Most”; Pam Galloway, Vancouver: “Sentimental Weather in Cumbria”, “Circles, Turning”; Don R. Hilton, New Westminster, “”Hallowe’en in the Arctic- 1974”; Anne Hopkinson, Burnaby: “Heavy Traffic”; Debra Purdy Kong, Port Moody: “You Want Fries with that?”; Bruce Leighton, Burnaby: “Jon’s Flight”; Bernice Lever, Bowen Island: “This is not my body”; Irene Livingston,Vancouver: “Who Stole my Chutzpah?”, “Old Wine, Old Bulls”, “Revealed”; Gordon Roback, Vancouver: “Squirrel Murder”; Nora Ryan, Squamish: “On becoming my mother”: Kathleen Schmitt, Burnaby: “In Time before Time”; Dorothy Stott, Gibsons: “Choices:; Mildred Tremblay, Nanaimo: “The Meat Store”, Joy Twist, New Westminster: “I bathed in the ocean”; Barbara Wild, Vancouver: “Insomnia”, “Breakage”; Cristy Watson, Surrey: “A Modern Ode to Woman”; Jane Wangersky, New Westminster: “Enough Positivity, Already!”, “Saving the Slugs”; Julia van Gorder, Vancouver, “Alive: to Gordon”.

Winners and finalists will read their work at our Awards Night on Wednesday, November 21, 8 p.m., Myles of Beans Coffee House, #1-7010 Kingsway, South Burnaby. Free admission, everyone welcome.

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