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Little You wins 2015 R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature

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On May 23, 2015, the Writers' Guild of Alberta announced the winners of the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards. More than 125 people attended the gala event which was part of the Writers' Guild of Alberta's 2015 Edmonton Conference — Words in 3 Dimensions: Intersections.

This celebration marked the 33rd anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought writers from across Alberta. The Awards were created by the Writers' Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Albertan authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 150 submissions to select 24 finalists in eight categories. The winner of the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature is Little You by Richard Van Camp with illustrations by Julie Flett (Orca Book Publishers).


Sharon Siamon (1942-2015)

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It is with deep sadness that we announce that after a lengthy illness Canadian author Sharon Siamon passed away on May 18, 2015. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Sharon drew from the experiences of her growing family for her first books, including The Little Girl Who Hated Dinner based on her daughter Kate, A Puli Named Sandor about a wayward family dog, and Bokelia, based on her encounter with a pig while visiting West Glover, Vermont. She went on to write many books for juvenile readers including the Wild Horse Creek series published by Whitecap Books.


Call for Proposals: {Re}conciliation Project

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The Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle) are inviting Aboriginal artists, collectives and arts organizations in Canada (including collaborations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists or organizations) to submit proposals for projects that investigate and share knowledge on how the arts can contribute to the ongoing process of conciliation and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.