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July 2012- Archives

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 to our list of prizes this year - the English and French winners will be celebrated at its Summer Arts...

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 Creative Nonfiction Prize. ...

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 - would most like to see win. ...

"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... and will choose the winner....

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 an uncertain outcome.*****...

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 writers whose personal stories rose to the top.  Brendan McLeod is a Vancouver-based writer and musician based. His story, “Psychosomatic”,...

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 affects her relationship with her son.*****...

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 writers whose personal stories rose to the top.  Judy McFarlane is a former lawyer who began to write short stories,...

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 those willing to accept it.*****...

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 writers whose personal stories rose to the top.  Cornelia Hoogland is a poet and playwright who has received five CBC...

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 writers whose personal stories rose to the top.  Hilary Dean is a Toronto-based writer and documentary filmmaker. Her story, “Holy...

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 Robert Wiersema on what comic books (or Plato) have to teach us about great nonfiction.*****...

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 Fire on the value of holding on to your work until it's truly ready.*****...

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 gives his take on what judging a literary competition has in common with... hitchhiking.*****...

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 the bane of a creative nonfiction writer's existence: "I" trouble.*****...

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 international prizewinner on the crucial matter of where to begin a story.*****...