Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We’re very pleased to announce the winners and finalists of our 2014 writing competition on the theme of "Wood". 

1st Place : "Blind Date"   Kim Clarke Harbridge, New Westminster

2nd Place : "My Father’s Radio"    Clarissa P. Green, Vancouver

3rd Place : " Love on the Table"   Lynne Burnett, West Vancouver

Honourable Mention : "Tao "  Lynne Burnett, West Vancouver

Honourable Mention : "Moving House "  Dorothy Podmore, Surrey

Honourable Mention :  "Madrona sheds her skin " Vanessa Winn, Victoria


"The Character of Elemental Wood",  Doris Anderson, Surrey

"Wood ‘n Wisdom"  and  "Workers in Wood", Linda Baker, Port Coquitlam

"The Wooden Box ,"  Edith Baranyay, Vancouver

"Perennial" ,  Laura Benoit, Vancouver

"First Set",  Clarissa P. Green, Vancouver

"Wood Smoke", Lyndon Grove, Burnaby

"Maple", Ruth Hill, Chetwynd

"Not most poplar ", Janet Kvammen, Burnaby

"Wooden Tin Man ", Bernice Lever, Bowen Island

"As Thick as a Plank", Desmond Lindo, Courtenay

"Lesson from Logan Township ", Franci Louann, New Westminster

"The Wood Pile", Christina Myers, Surrey

"Composting", Dorothy Podmore, Surrey

"A day unlike others ", Jadzia Prenosil, Burnaby

"Dragon Canoe II ", Julia Van Gorder, Vancouver

This year’s judge, Calvin Wharton, is the Chair of Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC. Calvin edited Event from 1996–2001, co-edited the poetry anthology, East of Main, with Tom Wayman, and has published a chapbook of poems, Visualized Chemistry; the non-fiction Rowing, with Silken Laumann; and a collection of short stories, Three Songs by Hank Williams. Aside from teaching, he has managed a variety of jobs: sand-blaster, gardener, sawmill worker, and ranch hand, among others.

All winners and finalists are invited to read their entries, and meet other contestants, at our Awards Night on October 21st 2014 at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, starting at 7 pm. For more information and further updates, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BurnabyWritersSociety

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