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July 2012- Archives

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 of the Screech Owls series: write about the athlete, not the sport....

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Coach's Corner: Angie Abdou

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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 we're giving away an iPod Touch....

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 Canada Writes Literary Triathlon.  To compete, participants will have to submit three texts - each based on one of the three...

Hilary Dean, "Holy Bald-Headed"

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

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

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.*****...

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.*****...

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.*****...

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.*****...