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By Martin Wallace

Today's Literary Triathlon pick of the day is from Martin Wallace of Halifax, NS : Poetry: Relative SpeedIgnorethat thrum in your thighsdistant slap of sole on pavement,your breath, a wind tunnel in...

Coach's Corner: Roy MacGregor

To inspire you as you compete in the Canada Writes Literary Triathlon, we're running writing tips on the art of sports writing all week. From the sports columnist and author...

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The Literary Triathlon is now open

The starting pistol has fired. While our elite athletes go for the glory in London, we're giving you the chance to flex your muscles in three different literary genres... and...

Coach's Corner: Angie Abdou

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Literary Triathlon: Meet the judge

On Monday, July 30th at 12 p.m. ET the starter pistol will fire and Canadians will have seven days to give it their all and compete in the first ever...

Creative Nonfiction Prize ceremony at Banff

Canada Writes is excited to be bringing the CBC Literary Prizes out West this summer. To highlight our new partnership with The Banff Centre - which contributed a writing residency...

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize: And the winner is...

Canada Writes, with our partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre, are pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the CBC...

Hilary Dean, "Holy Bald-Headed"

Presenting the winner of the 2011-2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize.*****...

Announcing YOUR favourite story: CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize public vote

You still need to wait until Monday morning to find out who won this year’s Creative Nonfiction Prize. But today we’re revealing the one story that you - the public...

Test entry

“Very few things in this world are as they seem,” he said. “But that doesn't mean there isn't an explanation for them. We are surrounded by what we do...

R.J. Harlick: Marching forward

The key to getting the job done, according to this mystery writer? Never look back.  ...

"Fingerling" excluded from the competition

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Meet the jury for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

Last week, we introduced you to the shortlisted authors for the 2011-2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize (and let you read their stories). Today, we reveal the three jury members who determined the shortlist......

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize: Vote for your favourite

Now that all the five finalist stories have been published on our website, we are asking you, Canada, to let us know which one you like best....

Brendan McLeod, "Psychosomatic"

All this week, we''ve been publishing the five stories selected as finalists for the 2011-2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize.In this entry by Brendan McLeod, a relationship is tested under the weight of...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Brendan McLeod

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the...

Judy McFarlane, "After, and Before"

All this week, we're publishing the five stories selected as finalists for the 2011-2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize.In this entry by Judy McFarlane, a mother reflects on how a traumatic event...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Judy McFarlane

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the...

Cornelia Hoogland, "Sea Level"

All this week, we're publishing the five stories selected as finalists for the 2011-2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize.In this entry by Cornelia Hoogland, a nature trip offers a paradigm shift for...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Cornelia Hoogland

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Hilary Dean

There are five names on the shortlist for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. But before we announce the winner, we want to let you know a little about the...

Meet the readers: Robert Wiersema

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Today, author, reviewer and adored bookseller...

Meet the readers: Andris Taskans

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Today, the founding editor of Prairie...

Meet the readers: David Swick

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Today, the Halifax writer and professor...

Meet the readers: Mary Soderstrom

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Below, the prolific Montreal author reveals...

Meet the readers: J. Jill Robinson

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.We chat with the Banff-based PRISM...