Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Janet Miller & Virginia Laveau win first-ever Dr. Robert & Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards

Janet Miller of Kamloops and Virginia Laveau of Barriere received the first-ever Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards at the Interior Authors Group summer social held at Chartwell Ridgepointe on 9 July, 2016. The first photo shows Janet receiving the Award from Dr. Schemenauer. The second is a photo of Award-winner Virginia Laveau.

Miller won in the category Writing with a Kamloops Theme. Her poem "Kamloops" captures the essence of our beautiful city in 100 words that strongly appeal to readers' senses and emotions. The poem is written in the "1-10, 10-1" form she learned while attending a Downtown Kamloops Library workshop led by its creator, author Richard Wagamese.

Laveau won in the category Writing with a Nature Theme. Her article "Contemplations of a Mule Deer" movingly depicts the life, forested mountain home, and last days of a mule deer injured while trying to protect her fawns from a cougar.

Both the Kamloops Theme and Nature Theme awards consist of a cash prize, a certificate, and a press release issued to local media. Accompanying each award is a cash donation to the IAG to support its growth and educational activities. The yearly deadline for submissions is 21 March. Each award will be issued annually to a member in good standing of the IAG. There is no fee to enter.


For more about the awards, please see http://elmams.wix.com/awardsFor more about the IAG, see https://interiorauthorsgroup.wordpress.com/ .


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