The PEI Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the shortlist for both the Cox & Palmer Literary Awards as well as the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People. Island writers will be recognized during award galas, which will take place Saturday, May 18 at the Rodd Charlottetown hotel.
During the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards, adults will be recognized for excellence in Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, Literature for Children, Short Story as well as Indigenous Writing. The gala will take place from 7-10 pm on Saturday, May 18 at the Rodd Charlottetown. The evening will be hosted by Island comedian Patrick Ledwell and will feature performances by local musicians.
Short-listed writers for adult categories are as follows:
The Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Literature for Children Award: Eric Leamont, Michael Wheeler, Samantha Desjardins Joyce, Valerie Vuillemot.
Poetry Award: Carter Bertram Clifford Smith, Emily Cann, M. Candace Hagen, Rick Sparkes.
Maritime Electric Short Story Award: Michael Pagé, Michelle Barton, Rick Sparkes, Ryan Gallant.
Acorn Press Marie Coyoteblanc Indigenous Writing Award– Novalea MacKinnon.
Short-listed writers for the youth categories are as follows:
Late Elementary: Habiba Laaroussi, Madeline MacRae, Mateo Delgado-Keough, Sheamus Herlihy.
Senior High: Arielle Dunn, Darragh Clayton, Lily Campbell.
Tickets to both awards galas are free but seating is limited.
To book your free tickets for the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards, please visit – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cox-palmer-island-literary-awards-tickets-61038557970
To book your free tickets for the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Creative Writing Awards for Young People, please visit – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-rotary-club-of-charlottetown-royalty-creative-writing-awards-for-young-people-gala-tickets-61041228959
Please follow the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards on Facebook (@IslandLiteraryAwards) or visit peiwritersguild.com for more information on both of these events.