Student writers win

Student writing contest finds gems among the entries

The Sooke Writers’ Collective is proud to announce the winners of the Edward Milne community school Student Writing Contest.

In the Junior Fiction category, first place goes to Makayla Scharf for her short story, Pompeii.

Second place is Conor Morrison’s Final Regrets.

The poetry award is presented to Madison Carnegie, for At Nighttime, Dreams Come True.

In the Senior Fiction awards, first place goes to Danielle Quieto for her short story Diary of a Girl Who’s Been to Hell.

Second place is Kayla Curtis’ Impressions.

The members of the Sooke Writers’ Collective who judged the contest would like to congratulate all who participated. The stories and poems were of a high calibre. Also, many thanks to Mrs. Zenardo for being the liaison within the school.

The winning entries have been published in the first Sooke Writers’ Collective anthology, titled Scribblers in honour of the group’s beginning: the Sooke Scribblers, founded by Shirley Skidmore, Peter Lee, Bill Skuce, and others. Scribblers is dedicated to Peter Lee, who championed the student writing contest for many years, and who passed away in 2012. The anthology also contains an eclectic mix of stories, poems, and creative non-fiction by members of the SWC: Linda Green Abraham, dl clay, Tatjana Darling, Mel Denys, A.Y. Dorsey, Rod Hulme, William C. Morris, and Paulina Pallot.

The anthology can be found at the Reading Room, the Sooke Region Museum, Barking Dog Studio, and online at http://sookewriters.com/, and they cost $12 each. Proceeds from sales will go toward the 2015 Edward Milne community

school Student Writing Contest.

The Sooke Writers Collective is for writers in any genre, and their intent is to provide community, support, and writing practice for writers in the Sooke region.

New members are welcome!

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