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The Alberta Book Awards

The Alberta Book Awards were held Saturday, May 25 in Edmonton.  It was a glamorous affair, as always, full of Alberta’s finest writers and publishers and those who read and support the writing and publishing communities.

Of course, WordsWorth instructors and Creative Team Members were among the finalists and winners!

Congratulations to Sandy Pool who was short listed for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry for her stunning book of poetry Undark: An Oratorio

And to Julia Seymour for her essay “Professions of Love Across the Seine.”  She was shortlisted for the Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award.

Marcello DiCintio’s Walls took home the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and was shortlisted for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.  And he won the James H. Gray Award for short Nonfiction for “A Hym In Aramaic” published in Alberta Views Magazine.

Past instructors were also among the prize recipients!

Lee Kvern won the Howard O’ Hagan award for Short Story for “In Search of Lucinda”

Joan Marie Galat won the R. Ross Annet Award for Children’s Literature for her book The Discovery of Longitude

Robyn Read won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence (Every Wolf’s Howl A Memoir by Barry Grills)

And Freehand books took home several awards including best Book Cover/Jacket Design, Book Design and Trade Fiction Book award.  Congratulations Kelsey Attard.

Here is the full list of wordy winners

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