The fourth annual Celebration of Writers was held April 19 at the Quesnel Library meeting room. The writing committee was very pleased with the number of entries and the people who came to the celebration. For the first time there were also entries from Wells and Cinema.
The theme this year was ‘crossroads.’
There were three youth entries and 12 adult entries. The judges were impressed with the diversity of the stories and enjoyed reading them. $75 was given as first prize, $50 for second and $25 for third. In the case of the adult second prize winners, there was a tie and the second prize was split for $25 each.
The youth winners were: First – Sara Stobbe; second – Duncan MacDonald; third – Kryan Gillman
The adult winners were: First – Lynda Strutt; second – Emma de Blois, Vicki Esplen; third – Ginnie Dunn Webb
A certificate of merit was also given to Andrew Thompson.
We wish to extend a very special thank you to everyone who participated in this event, and we look forward to the 2019 writing competition. If you are interested in entering, please check the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council’s website in February 2019 for the new topic.
This important event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Quesnel Wordspinners, Literacy Quesnel, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, B.C. Arts Council and the Province of B.C.
Bernice Heinzelman is a member of the Quesnel & District Community Arts Council.