Friday, June 23, 2017

Deadline extended to July 22, 2017 for 55-pus writing award

Strathcona Place





Deadline now July 22 for award for writers 55-plus


The deadline for entries for the 2017 edition of the John W. Bilsland Award has been extended to July 22. The award was inaugurated in 2015 by the Strathcona Place Seniors Society of Edmonton to celebrate and foster the creativity of older writers.


Writers aged 55 years and older who live throughout Western Canada are eligible to submit work to be considered for this year's award.  Prizes of $500 will be awarded in each of three categories: short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry.


The deadline for award submissions is July 22, 2017.


For entry rules and regulations, and to download an entry form, go to Entry forms are also available at the Strathcona Place Senior Centre, 10831 University Avenue. For further information email


The late John W. Bilsland, MA (British Columbia), PhD. (Toronto), was Professor of English at the University of Alberta. In addition to his 30-year professional teaching career, as a volunteer he taught creative writing at the Strathcona Place Senior Centre for more than 25 years. During that time seniors who attended his classes produced more than 20 publications, including books.


Strathcona Place Seniors Centre has been serving older adults in south Edmonton for 43 years, providing a range of social and recreational programs.


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