Member news: September 2011

Kudos to BC branch member Heidi Greco whose manuscript, Shrinking Violets, was co-winner of Quattro Books’ annual novella competition. Since the book was released at the end of April 2011, Heidi has presented it at Montreal’s Blue Met Festival and at launch events in Toronto and London, ON; Saskatoon, SK; Red Deer, AB; and White Rock, BC.

Congratulations also go to Toronto branch member Susan Hughes. Her book, Case Closed: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science, is a finalist for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fiction through the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. In addition, her newest non-fiction book for children, Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World, has been published this fall by Owlkids Books.

In June 2011, for the second year in a row, Prairie Provinces branch member Karen Virag received a Golden Leaf Award of Merit for Overall Publication from the Canadian Education Press Association (CEPA), for Just in Time, a newsletter that she writes and edits for the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Committee of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. CEPA represents teacher association presses across Canada. The theme of this award-winning issue was transgender.

Also in June 2011, Karen Virag received an honourable mention in the short article category by the Professional Writers’ Association of Canada for “The Naked Truth About Raw,” her article about the raw food movement. The article was published in the winter 2010 issue of The Tomato, an Edmonton culinary magazine.

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