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The Federation of BC Writers is delighted to congratulate the winners of its Canada 150-themed 2017 Literary Writes contest.
Anne Siegel from Denman Island won the Non-Fiction category with “Mr. JR Pickwell” — a story based on her Canadian immigration interview in 1970.
Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki of Vancouver won the Postcards section of the “Postcards and Poems” contest with her piece, “Bench Canoes of the Salish Sea”. Tatjana immigrated to Canada from Serbia in the 1990s.
Sadly, the “Poems” section of our “Postcards and Poems” contest could not be awarded due to insufficient submissions. (There were insufficient submissions in the 18-and-under category of the non-fiction contest as well. We are not sure Canada 150 really worked for us as a theme and promise a more open theme again next time). We will be contacting those that submitted in this category in regards to refunding the submission fee.
Thanks to everyone who submitted their work. And thanks to our judges, Jeanette Taylor and Eve Joseph.
We appreciate you very much.
The Literary Writes Team