Announcing the 2018 Story Starters Winners!


Chosen from a very high calibre of written pieces (180 in total submitted), we have 5 winners to announce for our 2018 Story Starters Contest, all chosen by our guests at Friday night’s Festival of Authors in Pickering, ON. Many thanks to Story Starters Judge, Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar for narrowing a long-list of 32 pieces down to 3 per month or 15 finalists. Congratulations and much success to our winners:


Michelle Dinnick for October and February

Jan Wood & Wendy Barrick Rhead (tied) for November

Kevin Craig for December

Ruth E. Walker for January


We know that you join us (virtually) to congratulate these fine writers for their talents, bravery and stamina.


A special thank-you again to our awesome artists, John Reuben of Moose Factory, ON; Jean Pierre Schoss of Uxbridge, ON; James Mishibinijima of Manitoulan Island, ON; Vivian Tserotas of London, ON and Anja Bungay of Oshawa, ON.


A quick note of thanks also to The Porcupine’s Quill for their donation of James Mishibinijima’s latest published book, Pictographs (as December prize) and Anja Bungay for donating a piece of artwork as February prize.


Watch for fresh Story Starters to return come October 2018.


Happy Writing!


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