Monthly Archives: March 2010

BC Achievement Award for Early Literacy Cancelled

Press Release from the BC Achievement Foundation RE: Achievement Award.

I know some of the authors and illustrators who have won this award in the past, and the children who received their books in kindergarten were exposed to a level of illustration and reading that they may have otherwise missed out on.

How sad, this won’t happen again.


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Gloria Vanderbilt and Exile Additions Announce Fiction Prize for Canadians

Gloria Vanderbilt in conjunction with Exile Editions announces a new annual short fiction prize for emerging Canadian writers. She will be in Toronto on Saturday March 13 at the Turf Lounge on Bay Street.

The annual prize with a cash award of $2,000 will be open to any Canadian writer, including emerging writers. The first prize will be awarded in April 2011.

Vanderbilt created the prize in honour of her son Carter Cooper, who committed suicide in 1988.

Vanderbilt, 85, published a novel called Obsession in 2009. Exile published two of her short stories and a painting in a recent issue.

Ten finalists for the award will be chosen by a jury and the winning story will be decided by Vanderbilt herself. The submissions from all finalists will be published in Exile.

Read more at Exile Editions Website

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Blogging the Olympics Youtube

I’m slowly getting used to seeing myself on YOUTube (this one is on BC Gov. Gotta Be There

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