Winners announced for Kootenay Literary Competition
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:
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
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...