Spent an idyllic afternoon in Elora, listening to 6 award-winning Canadian authors, sipping wine, and picking up my prize – an honorable mention in the Elora Writers Festival short story contest.
A real boost for my writing esteem.
Not sure if Rita's already emailed you about this, but she and I were both in the top ten finalists in the adult category of the Elora Writers' Festival Short Story Contest - and Rita also got an Honourable Mention.
I heard through the writing grapevine that several of us from your classes entered. Apart from Rita and me, Bieke Stengos, Maggie Petru, and Adrienne Zoe (and Jnenifer Mook-Sang – see below) all put in stories. Apparently the judges commented on the high quality of the submissions.
Go Team Brian!
I have some happy news. As per your instructions to our creative writing class, I made a concerted effort this year to send my writing out into the world. One of the pieces I wrote for class placed third in the Elora Writers' Festival short story contest. It was a thrill to receive my prize and meet some talented writers, including another one of your students, there. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement.
For information about the Elora Writers’ Festival short story contest, see here.
I won second prize this year in the Niagara branch, Canadian Authors Association's Ten Stories High competition, for "The Caller."
Check out the call for entries for this year’s Ten Stories High short story contest here.
I wanted to share some good news with you. My short story, “Leap of Faith” was short listed in the Writer’s Union of Canada short prose for developing writers contest (it was one of the top 12 of 415 entries). As a result, it has been submitted (by the Writer’s Union) to three Canadian literary magazines for consideration. My fingers are crossed that one of them will be interested in publishing it.
For information about submitting to the Writers’ Union short prose competition, see here.
Writer to Writer
I have finally given a name to my writers group that I started so if you wouldn't mind passing on the information we are the Cramahe Community Writers Group we meet at the Colborne Library every other Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. If anyone is curious they can contact me TL at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again and I look forward to attending more of your workshops.
See Brian Henry’ schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Toronto, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.