news-iconNorah Wakula was long listed for the 2017 CNFC/carte blanche Writing Competition, and has recently won an Emerging Artists grant from the Hamilton City Enrichment Fund, in Hamilton, ON.

Harry Posner has been chosen as Dufferin County (Ontario)’s Poet Laureate and will launch his latest novel, Auroch Unbound, on July 12th at Booklore in Orangeville, Ont.

Janet Garber’s debut novel, Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager, earned a Runner-Up award in Shelf Unbound’s 2016 Best Indie Books contest and was a Finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Sharon French has recently published a collection of stories, entitled Caught Between the Lines  (ByGones Publishing). It is Sharon’s personal CANADA 150 project (2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation), and is the result of about three years of research and writing. Between the pages are 10 illustrated stories set in the confines of the Old Niagara Courthouse and Gaol that existed in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, between 1815 and 1920.  Sharon discovered haunting tales of Indigenous people, political rebels, run-away slaves, orphan girls and soldiers who all were confined in this historic and vanished building.

Follow @HighParkWriters on Twitter. This weekly, open-to-all writers’ group takes place on Saturday mornings at the High Park Branch of the Toronto Public Library, and is the home base for many CL contributors, including Nancy Kay Clark, Altug Cakmakci, Gemma Meharchand, Elizabeth Barnes and Michelle Braham. Are you looking for a supportive writing group? Join them next Saturday morning from 9:30 – 11 AM.

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One comment

  1. Mitchell Toews

    “Read and vote for Mitchell’s story here.” Thx NKC! I died on Deathmatch. A noble death, but still – I’m out. Kinda like Francis Macomber, it felt good to take myself out of my comfort zone and write in a different style. Also, meeting my alter-ego, “Arlo” was interesting! He may return, to speak his foul-mouthed truth. Cheers – m

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