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The Fernie Writers Conference announces the recipients of the first round of scholarships to the 2007 Conference and the opening of a second round of applications for Columbia Basin Residents.

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The scholarships granted in the first round follow;

Fernie Resident—Courtney Baker of Fernie, Poetry with Brenda Schmidt. Scholarship provided by the City of Fernie for a city resident.

Fernie Free Press—Jeanette Fairbaim of Elkford, Short Story with Angie Abdou. Scholarship provided by the Fernie Free Press for a resident of the Free Press distribution area.

Novel with John Keeble—Adam MacDonald of Fernie, Open scholarship sponsor still pending.

Short Story with Angie Abdou—Andy Sinclair of North Bay, Ontario. Open scholarship from the Brick House in Fernie.

Poetry with Brenda Schmidt—Doug Miller of White Salmon, Washington. Open scholarship, sponsor still pending.

There were no applicants in the first round for Golf/Travel and Fishing, so a weekend session scholarship was granted to Heather Kerr of Fernie.

Fernie Writers Conference Second Scholarship Call
Columbia Basin Resident Scholarships
From Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

The second round of scholarship applications is now open to Canadian residents of the Columbia Basin. These scholarships are offered through a generous grant from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance a part of the Columbia Basin Trust. The scholarships will be granted the same basis as the first round. Close of applications is on June 29, 2007. Any second round applicant not receiving a scholarship may register for the Conference at the pre-June 25 tuition level.

The Fernie Writers Conference brings award winning established writers to work with writers of all levels in an intensive workshop setting. By encouraging positive critique of work–both in-progress and new—writers of all levels sharpen and refine their craft over the course of the Conference.

John Keeble, 2006 Prairie Schooner Award for Fiction winner will lead a one-week novel workshop. (July 23-29, 2007)

Three-day weekend workshops in Short Story—Angie Abdou, Poetry—Brenda Schmidt, Golf/Travel—Jeff Wallach, and Fishing—Phil Rowley will finish out the Conference Week. ((July 27-29, 2007)

While centered around workshops, the Conference schedules panel discussions, evening presentations and social events during the afternoons and evenings. Most are open at no charge to the public.

For more information:

Keith Liggett, Director
250-423-5999 x222

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