Winners announced for Kootenay Literary Competition

Kristene Perron opening the awards ceremony for the 2011 Kootenay Literary Competition on Friday night. - Megan Cole photo
Kristene Perron opening the awards ceremony for the 2011 Kootenay Literary Competition on Friday night.
— image credit: Megan Cole photo

Writers and lovers of literature gathered at the Hume Hotel on Friday night as the Kootenay Literary Competition awarded this years authors.

This year's competition invited submissions from all over the Kootenays.

Writers were allowed to submit a piece in six different categories: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, emerging writer, youth Grades 7 to 9 and youth Grades 10 to 12.

Kristene Perron, chair of the 2012 Kootenay Literary Competition committee opened the event sharing how the support of a creative community like Nelson is important to growing writers.

The master of ceremonies for the evening was local writer Mark Nykanen.

The winners of this year's Kootenay Literary Competition were:

Fiction award:

First place: The Louisiana Alligator Purchase by Martina Avis

Second place: In Country by Bill Macpherson

Creative non-fiction award:

First place: Keep Your Promises by Cricket Carroll

Second place: Reminisce with Me by Kristen Sommerfeld

Poetry award:

First place: actaeon sound from a tree planter's journal by Jordan Mounteer

Honourable mention: Teleology by Elena Banfield

Emerging writer award:

First place: Enter Chaos by Shelby Cain

Second place: Chaos in the Kootenays by Cindy McCallum Miller

Youth Grades 7 to 9:

First place: The Wooden Boy by Rebecca Bracewell

Second place: Charlotte's Scientific Belief by Gillian Wiley

Youth Grades 10 to 12:

First place: Mrs. Shaw by Trilby Buck

Second place: The Apotheosis of Man by Kevin Milde


More to come on the Kootenay Literary Competition...

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