Photo (Anne Degrace): Morty Mint (left) and Ernest Hekkanen are being honoured for their substantial contributions to the Kootenay Literary scene. Literary Award honours two literary veterans The Richard Carver Award, which traditionally honours emerging Kootenay writers, is changing in 2019 to recognize emerging artists…

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Submissions Open Now! Nelson— October 7, 2017 — Today the Kootenay Writers Society announced the opening of the Kootenay Literary Competition 2018. Submissions will be accepted beginning October 7, 2017 with a final deadline of December 31, 2017. This year’s theme is “Origins”. ORIGINS: WHO…

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A Nelson author is the recipient of the 2017 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers, sponsored by the Nelson and District Arts Council, the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and the Carver Family. The jury elected to award the honour to author Diana Morita Cole. The…

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The Nelson and District Arts Council and Elephant Mountain Literary Festival request assistance in nominating emerging writers in West Kootenay communities for the 5th Annual Carver Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize and presentation at the Festival’s 100-Mile Gala in Nelson on July…

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Free writing workshop for youth with Mitchell Scott! Oxygen Art Centre’s 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival is thrilled to be able to offer a free writing workshop for youth with Mitchell Scott. The workshop takes place on Saturday, February 25th from 3-5pm at Oxygen Art…

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