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Roots to Branches Anthology

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Roots to Branches is a new anthology series published by the Federation of BC Writers that features the winners and shortlisted authors from its annual Literary Contests. Volume 1 showcases  more than thirty writers of creative non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and short fiction, with pieces that are moving, reflective, funny, and sly. With a refreshing array of voices, this anthology celebrates literary excellence in British Columbia and beyond. CONTRIBUTORS Susan Alexander Barbara Black Christer Bonner J.M. Bridgeman Jaymie Campbell Doris Corcese Linda Crosfield Jana Danniels Wendy Donawa Louise Dumayne John Geddes Meharoona Ghani Shirley Harshenin Cliff Hatcher Doley Henderson Sandi Johnson Zilla Jones Norma Kerby kjmunro Estella Carolye Kuchta Michael Lalonde Claire Lawrence Rayya Liebich Gail Madjzoub Julie Mahfood Diane Massam Michel McArthur Carolyne Montgomery Kit Pepper Jennifer Zaplitny Rathwell Kerry Richardson Jo-Ann Svensson Natalie Wigg-Stevenson C. E. M. Winstanley ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Federation of British Columbia Writers functions on the unceded and ancestral territories of many Indigenous peoples and cultures. As champions of language, we cherish the oral and written traditions of the Indigenous peoples of this land. We commit to uplift the voices and stories of equity-deserving peoples and communities wherever we work. Thank you to everyone who helped make this anthology possible: contest administrator Jessica Cole; staff and contest readers Liisa Atva, Tara Borin, Barb Cameron, Megan Cole, Angela Douglas, Meaghan Hackinen, Hope Lauterbach, Cadence Mandybura, Susan McLachlin, Bryan Mortensen, Rachel Muller, Kamal Parmar, Abby Pelaez, Fay Roth, Diana Skrepnyk, Emma Turner, and Cristy Watson; contest judges Kerry Gilbert, Chelene Knight, Al Rempel, Ursula Vaira, and KT Wagner; proofreader Cindi Jackson; and all the writers who trusted their work with us by submitting to the 2021 Literary Contests.

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