Category: Cornerstone Award

Cornerstone Award Winner for 2016 – Descant

The ONTARIO WRITERS’ CONFERENCE Cornerstone Award for 2016 has been awarded to long-lived Canadian Literary Journal Descant Magazine, which operated from 1970 until March of 2015. Longtime Editor-in-Chief Karen Mulhallen accepted this honour on the organization’s behalf. The list of contributors to Descant includes numerous now-famous Canadian authors including Margaret Atwood, bill bissett, Anne Carson,…

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Jacqueline Kirk, Shelagh Rogers, Erin Noel
2015 Cornerstone Award Recipients Announced!

The ONTARIO WRITERS’ CONFERENCE Cornerstone Award for 2015 has been awarded to Shelagh Rogers and her longtime producer and friend, Jacqueline Kirk!   Shelagh also wishes to give props to the third musketeer in her crew – Erin Noel who is their “curator of sound.” Shelagh has long been driven by great artists and great people. She…yes, she has a…

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2014 Cornerstone Award to Douglas Gibson

Congratulations to Douglas Gibson, our 2014 Cornerstone Award recipient!   Douglas Gibson’s illustrious career began with his first publishing job as a trainee editor with Doubleday Canada in 1968. Through Editorial Director at Macmillan, he scaled the publishing industry’s ladder in the next decade. A few years later, he was lured to McClelland & Stewart…

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The Impact of the 2011 Ontario Writers’ Conference Lingers On…

Last year, the Ontario Writers’ Conference presented their Cornerstone Award to The Griffin Trust for excellence in poetry. Internationally acclaimed writer Carolyn Forché was on hand to accept the award and delighted conference participants with a reading.   Patrick Meade was in attendance and remembers it well: “It was quite inspiring to hear Carolyn Forche at…

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