Short Works Prize win­ners

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The win­ners of the 2017 Short Works Prizes, pre­sented to lo­cal writ­ers Sun­day by the Hamil­ton Arts and Let­ters mag­a­zine in­clude:

Pub­lished Writ­ers

The Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary Freda Wal­don Award for Fic­tion: Jen Jones, “Au­topi­lot.” Hon­ourable men­tions: Kelly Watt, “The Dogs Of San Miguel;” Elisha Stam, “Or Swim.”

The Alvin A. Lee Award for Cre­ative Non-Fic­tion: Mar­i­lyn Gear Pilling, “Her Majesty.” Hon­ourable men­tions: Brent van Staal­duinen, “You’ll See the Sky;” Sally Cooper, “Chase and Catch.”

The Bryan Prince Book­seller Award for Po­etry: Cara Evans, “Lex­i­con.” Hon­ourable men­tions: Mar­i­lyn Gear Pilling, “Eufra­sio Told Me;” Ellen S. Jaffe, “Colours Of Spirit, States Of Mind.”

Un­pub­lished Writ­ers (Off-the-Radar)

The Mo­hawk Col­lege Awards for Po­etry:

1. Anna Borstad Klassen, Un­ti­tled. 2. Ta­mara Brstina, “The Haunted House.” Hon­ourable men­tion: Mea­gan Shrop­shall, “Come­up­pance.” The Redeemer Univer­sity Col­lege Award for Fic­tion: Ni­cole Anken­mann, “Wool and Wax.” Hon­ourable men­tions: Ash­ley Huff, “Some­one to Sit With;” Dar­rell Doxtda­tor, “A Lit­tle Truth.

The Redeemer Univer­sity Col­lege Award for Cre­ative Non-Fic­tion: Peter Karuna, “80 Kil­burn Square.” Hon­ourable men­tions: Paula Grove, “My Mother had a Rit­ual;” Purn­ima Rao-Melacini, Un­ti­tled.

Youth

The Ro­tary Club of Hamil­ton AM Awards for Young Writ­ers: Mae Ash­ley Al­fonso Toribio, “To­gether” (fic­tion); Casey Monkel­baan, “Atroc­i­ties of Yes­ter­day and Today” (po­etry); Ken­dra Zhang, “Num­bers” (po­etry); Han­nah Rosales, “In the Strangest Places” (po­etry). Hon­ourable men­tions: Jade Zhang, un­tilted (po­etry); Reema Balousha, “A Child in War” (po­etry); Jaime De­laney, “Writer’s Block” (po­etry); Ay­ooluwa (Nifemi) Bola, “The Im­munes” (fic­tion); Sawyer Berke­laar, “Pi­rate’s Life” (fic­tion): Her­leen Dev­gan, “Unit 71” (fic­tion); Doa El­ganga, “All Gone” (fic­tion).

Gil­lett Rem­i­nis­cence Awards (mem­oir writ­ing)

Vir­ginia Ash­berry, “Christ­mas Eve 1980;” Rita Bai­ley, “Crim­i­nals and Other Riffraff;” Si­mone Rot­stein, “My Hair, My Daugh­ter, and Me.”

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