Member news: December 2013

A Blessed Snarl (Breakwater Books), a novel written by Samuel Thomas Martin and edited by Editors Canada members John Eerkes-Medrano (British Columbia branch) and Leslie Vryenhoek (Newfoundland and Labrador twig), has been longlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Libraries around the world made nominations for this prestigious award, and a prize of €100,000 will be awarded to the winning author on June 12, 2014.

National Capital Region branch member Suzanne Nussey was the recipient of the 2013 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for “Poem for the First Sunday of Advent,” which won Suzanne a $1,000 prize and appears in the Vol. 128, Fall 2013 issue of The New Quarterly. Suzanne was invited to the Wild Writers Literary Festival in Waterloo, Ontario, to read her poem on the weekend of November 8, and will be interviewed by The New Quarterly.

Prairie Provinces branch member Marguerite Watson completed the Master of Arts in Professional Communication program at Royal Roads University and convocated in November. Her major research paper was an analysis of the construction of Canadian identity, a sense of belonging and a sense of home in the narratives of immigrants in Canada.

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