For­mer Kelowna writer up for CBC award

The Daily Courier - - LIFE & ARTS -

An au­thor for­merly from Kelowna is one of five fi­nal­ists for the 2017 CBC Non­fic­tion Prize.

Sarah Ben­nett, now of St. John’s, N.L., is on the list for her story, Caught.

Born in Kitch­ener, Ont., and raised in Cal­gary, Ben­nett is a mother of four who lived in Kelowna for 11 years, be­fore mov­ing to St. John’s.

Ben­nett is work­ing on her first novel and study­ing fac­tion at Memo­rial Univer­sity. She was re­cently se­lected to ap­pren­tice with the Writer’s Al­liance of New­found­land and Labrador’s Men­tor­ship Pro­gram.

The win­ner of this year’s prize will be an­nounced on Tues­day. In ad­di­tion to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts, the Grand Prize win­ner will re­ceive a 10-day writ­ing res­i­dency at Banff Cen­tre for Arts and Cre­ativ­ity and will be pub­lished in Air Canada enRoute mag­a­zine as well as on the CBC Books web­site. The four other fi­nal­ists will each re­ceive $1,000 from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts and will be pub­lished on the CBC Books web­site.

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