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September 2013 Archives

CBC Poetry Prize: And the winner is...

Canada Writes, along with our partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre, are happy to announce the winners of the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize / Prix de poésie Radio-Canada....

CBC Poetry Prize: Announcing YOUR favourite

You still need to wait until Monday morning to find out who won this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. But today we’re revealing the one work that you—the public—has chosen as...

Author Deni Béchard comes face to face with the endangered ape who shares 98% of his DNA

This fall on Canada Writes we're bringing you excerpts of new work from emerging and established Canadian Writers. This week is an excerpt of Deni Béchard's nonfiction work Empty Hands,...

Your judges for the 2013 Poetry Prize

We presented you with the shortlist for the 2013 Poetry Prize and asked you to vote for your favourite collection. We’ll be announcing the winner of the public vote later...

CBC Poetry Prize: The finalists

CBC’s Canada Writes—with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre—is pleased to announce today the finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize / Prix du poésie Radio-Canada.     The English and...

CBC Literary Prize alumni set to dazzle us again

This fall several past winners and finalists of the CBC Literary Prizes will publish new projects. And we can’t wait to get our hands on them. One of the great benefits...

"Sit How You Want, Dear; No One's Looking" by Robin Richardson

This week we're publishing the five works on the shortlist for the CBC Poetry Prize. Love, sex and death converge in poet Robin Richardson's most personal collection to date. *Please note: the final poem...

CBC Poetry Prize: "The Trailer" by James Scoles

James Scoles won the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize for "The Trailer," in which the most unloved things make for the most lovable stories....

"On Naming and the Origin of Pity" by Cassidy McFadzean

This week we're publishing the five works on the shortlist for the CBC Poetry Prize. In her narrative poem Cassidy McFadzean tells the story of George, a towering presence in his Grade...

The elegance and power of poetry

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Poetry Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their poetry. Pamela Porter talks about...

Approaching dyslexia with "ardent defiance"

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Poetry Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their poetry. The daughter of a...

Becoming a poet: A passion for language and ideas

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Poetry Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their poetry. Alison Smith talks about emotional...

Finding joy in humour and unexpected rhymes

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Poetry Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their poetry. Cassidy McFadzen talks about growing...

Poetry is the most intimate road between writer and reader

James Scoles is the winner of this year's CBC Poetry Prize. He talks to us about being inspired by "a dangerous combination of love and heartache," the travel poetry he's working on,...

"Bluegrass Meteorology" by Alison Smith

This week we're publishing the five works on the shortlist for the CBC Poetry Prize. In her two poems, Alison Smith probes grief and emotional inheritance in respect to the passing of...

CBC Poetry Prize: "Borealis" by Pamela Porter

We've published the five poems on the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize. In "Borealis" a woman's infant daughter falls ill just as a blizzard begins to blow in on her remote...

How The Light Gets In: A glimpse into Louise Penny's latest New York Times bestseller

This fall on Canada Writes we're bringing you excerpts of new work from some of Canada’s most talked about writers. Today we take on crime fiction, with the latest from...

So you want to study Creative Writing?

By Maria TurnerAssuming you’ve already had the Master of Fine Arts debate with yourself (you know the one: Can writing be taught? Are MFAs killing fiction? etc.) and have made the decision...

CBC Poetry Prize: Fearlessness, risk, and challenge

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of poems in search...

CBC Poetry Prize: Listening for authenticity

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Poetry Prize: Singing on the page

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of poems in search...

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

6. You’re finally able to finish that projectOne of the great things about winning $6,000 (it’s not taxable income BTW) from the Canada Council for the Arts is the freedom...

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

7. You’ll call yourself a “writer”One of the things we heard most when asking our former winners what winning did for their writing careers was they finally felt comfortable calling...

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

4. The publishing industry comes knockingPublishers and agents are always looking to discover the next big thing, and they make sure to check out our winners every year. Many of...

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

3. Many (many) people will read your workAir Canada’s enRoute magazine has more than 1 million readers per month, and many of these people will discover your (originally illustrated) story....

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

2. You hear yourself on CBC Radio (and meet Shelagh Rogers!)Shelagh Rogers and her show, The Next Chapter, have been wonderful supporters of the literary prizes for years now. Shelagh...

7 things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

5. You get asked out a lot moreInvitations pile in. After winning, our former winners report receiving invitations to attend festivals, read at public events, and sit on competition juries....

New Releases: An excerpt of Oh, My Darling by Shaena Lambert

This fall on Canada Writes we're bringing you excerpts of new work from emerging and established Canadian Writers. We kick off the series with an excerpt of the story "Crow...

Seven things winning a CBC Literary Prize can do for your writing career

You’ve proofread your text. Five times already. You take a deep breath before you press “Submit.” Someone out there is going to win this year’s competition and it could be you....

CBC Poetry Prize: Fresh, expressive language

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of poems in search...

Karen Bertelsen: How to write a blog

If you've ever wondered how to install radiant floor heating or you're looking for something to do with your old light bulbs, then Karen Bertelsen's blog, The Art of Doing...

CBC Poetry Prize: An original sense of vision

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Poetry Prize: Finding the sweet spot

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Poetry Prize: Language at its wildest

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

Exit interview: First-timers share their 3-Day Novel experiences

Hundreds of writers took part in last weekend's 3-Day Novel Contest—a 72-hour sprint to see who can write the best novel, from scratch, in an incredibly short amount of time. Last...

Exit interview: Marilyn Anne Campbell

Marilyn Anne Campbell is no stranger to writing marathons, but she took on the challenge of 3-Day Novel Contest for the first time in 2013. Did her test-run the weekend before give...

Exit interview: Omar Mouallem

Omar Mouallem spent most of the 2013 3-Day Novel Contest in the window of a local coffee shop. Did the suggestions he get from the public help or hinder him? Read our...

Exit interview: Sheldon Seigel

Sheldon Seigel's first year participating in the 3-Day Novel Contest was in 2013. When we first spoke with him he had characters in mind, but no outline. Was it enough to keep him...

Exit interview: Veronique Darwin

Veronique Darwin tackled the 3-Day Novel Contest for the first time in 2013. It was the first of many ambitious projects she has set for herself for the year in...

CBC Poetry Prize: Semantic wealth

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Poetry Prize: The longlist

CBC's Canada Writes, along with our partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre, are pleased to announce the 37 works on the longlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize. The...

CBC Poetry Prize: Rewarding rereads

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Poetry Prize: Vigorous language

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it was like to read hundreds of poems in...

CBC Short Story Prize: Competition is now open!

It’s that time of the year again... Time to polish off those works destined for this year’s CBC Short Story Competition.The CBC Short Story Prize is awarded once a year...