Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People Shortlist Announcement

Island youth will be recognized for their excellence in the literary arts at the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People on Saturday, April 29. This year’s gala will run from 1:30-3 p.m. at Studio One, Confederation Centre of the Arts and will be hosted by Deirdre Kessler, Poet Laureate of P.E.I.

Short List for Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People (random order):

Early Elementary: Senali Ranujana, Zoe Lanz, Shaelyn-Rae Russell, Cora VanEyk, Dominic Hardy.

Late Elementary: Ethan Mackinnon, Laurel Wigmore, William Beardsley, Sophia Li.

Junior High: Keridwen Campbell, Haley MacQuarrie, Aiden O’Kane, Jimmy Hulton, Eris Liu.

Senior High: Sebastien Saez, Shelby Downe, Alex Affonso, Naomi Dreise, Bret Cheverie.

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People recognize excellence in creative writing by Island students.

Cash prizes are generously donated by members of the Island community.

The awards run as an extension of the Cox and Palmer Island Literary Awards, an event of the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild.

While the gala is free of charge, seating is limited.