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Alfred R. Poynt Award in Poetry - 2015 Winners

The judges for the 2015 competition are pleased to announce the results of its eleventh annual Alfred R. Poynt Award in Poetry.
Congratulations to First Prize winner, Sakariya Ahmed, "Ajnabi (Foreigner)"!
Runner-Up is Robyn Obermeyer, "Symphonic" and Judge's Choice awards go to Emma Croll-Baehre, "fat snow peels downard," Helen Ngo, "Prisoner's Prayer," and David Witmer, "A Stone at the Top of a Hill."
View full announcement here.


Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature has been awarded to Emma Lammers for her essay "A Marriage of Documentary and Myth: Regionality in James Reaney's Sticks and Stones". This prize is awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay in Canadian Literature. Special thanks to our judges Professor Donna Palmateer Pennee and Professor Pauline Wakeham.



Marguerite R. Dow Canadian Heritage Writing Award in Creative Writing

We are also pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Marguerite R. Dow Canadian Heritage Writing Award in Creative Writing is Emma Lammers. This is awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities for a recent work of creative writing, in English or French, on a theme of Canadian Heritage. Congratulations, Emma!



Announcing the 2015 Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry

In the spirit of stimulating the imagination, promoting creativity, and fostering appreciation of English language skills and the art of poetry, the Department of English and Writing Studies is pleased to announce a competition for the annual Alfred Poynt Award in Poetry. This award is made in accordance with the wishes and through the generosity of the late Alfred R. Poynt of London, Ontario, and will be presented in May of each year. The winning entry will receive a prize of $250.00; the runner-up will receive a prize of $100.00; and three “judge’s choice” poems will each receive a prize of $100.00. Click for complete details.


The Department of English and Writing Studies is proud to announce the 2014-15 Student-Writer-in-Residence, Steven Slowka

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