Some good news to relate: my manuscript of poems entitled Preservations is shortlisted for the 2008 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers. The ceremony took place at Basho, an asian fusion restaurant in St. John’s. The other finalists were Claire Wilkshire and Jamie Fitzpatrick, who both submitted novels, the later being the big winner of the evening. The big winner received $5,000 and a piece of art by Jim Maunder. The others received $1,000 each.
It was a great evening of catching up with writers I haven’t spoken to in a while, as well as some I’ve only recently gotten to know. There was sushi everywhere, some of which was quite good. There were introductions and readings from each of the finalists. I very much enjoyed listening to the other works and congratulated the others on their achievement. It was quite a wonderful time.
For anyone seeking extra information on this award or past winners, you can check it out at the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador website.