2009 WFNB Literary Competition Results

wfnb The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick announced the winners of its annual Literary Competition yesterday. Several of the prize winners will read from their work at the group’s  WordsSpring celebration happening in Saint John next month.  The WFNB Literary Awards Banquet takes place on May 9.  See www.wfnb.ca for more details!

Below is an overview of the results.

Non Fiction, Judge Stephen Kimber

1st – “Standing in the ICU” Shane Neilson, Guelph, ON
2nd – “The Parting” Helene Boudreau-Jean, Keswick Ridge, NB
3rd – “All That is Mine” Ann Winslow, Woodstock, NB

HM – “The Year of the Four Cats” Brent White, Fredericton, NB

Poetry, Judge Jo-Anne Elder

1st – “Celtic Trilogy” Margaret Patricia Eaton, Moncton, NB
2nd – “The Death of Alden Nowlan” Shane Neilson, Guelph, ON
3rd – “Elizabethan Four Poster” Kathy Mac, Fredericton, NB

HM – “Let us be tender; let us be kind” Kath MacLean, Edmonton, AB

Short Fiction, Judge Mark Jarman

1st – “Jarvis” Julie Curwin, Sydney, NS
2nd – “The Land Below” Alice Petersen, Montreal, PQ
3rd – “That was then… and this is now” Richard Toth, Bathurst, NB

HM— “Umbrellas” Dan Cogger, Moncton, NB

Writing for Children, Judge Glenn Murray

1st – “Jumbalee the Elephant and The Head-in-the-Bed” Gerry O’Brien, PEI 2nd – “Willa’s Story, the Diary of a Maritime Girl” Elaine Ingalls Hogg, Smiths Creek, NB
3rd – “Daisy’s Biggest Success” Harriet Zaidman, Winnipeg, MB

David Adams Richards Prize, Judge Darryl Whetter

Winner – “After Summer”  Alice Petersen, Montreal, PQ

HM  – “The Well” – Sarah Mian, Halifax, NS
HM  – “To Send Me Home” – Geoff North, Fredericton, NS

Alfred G. Bailey Prize, Judge Laurence Hutchman

Winner – “What We Don’t Think of Packing,” Eleonore Schönmaier, Halifax, NS

HM – “Ghosts of Love and Weather,” Kathy Mac, Fredericton, NB
HM – “In the room that become a forest,” Susan Young, Vancouver, BC