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Books: October 2012 Archives

Quebec Writing Competition shortlist

This morning CBC Quebec - along with partners the Quebec Writers' Federation, Maisonneuve magazine and Vehicule Press - announced the shortlist for the 2012 Quebec Writing Competition.

Ten original unpublished stories by English writers living in Quebec are on the list and the CBC will be publishing all 10, one every weekday for the next two weeks. You can read the first one today: "What I Really Did on my Summer Vacation" by Anita Anand

All stories will be published at

Once all of the 10 stories are posted online, the public will be asked to vote for their favourite. The winner of the QWC Reader's Choice Prize will receive a cash prize of $300. 

The first and second prize winners, as selected by the Quebec Writing Competition jury, will be announced at the QWF Literary Awards Gala held on November 20, 2012 at Le Lion d'Or in Montreal.

Stay tuned for more information.

Breast Stories

breast stories 001.jpgPhil Carpenter (centre in the photo) is a Montreal Gazette photographer who has just released a book called "Breast Stories".

He photographed dozens of women who have had mastectomies because of breast cancer, including Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly.

Terry O'Shaughnessy (on the left in the photo) is a freelance writer from Hudson. She was also featured in the book.

Click here for more information about the book launch on October 19.

Listen to Jeanette's conversation with Phil and Terry:

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