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CBC Literary competition

The short list is out for the Canada Writes Creative Non-fiction competition – five finalists. Their stories are here, with brief interviews; I just read them all and voted. Why don’t you do so too, and then let’s compare? Hint: they’re okay, yes, one or two are good, but some would receive solid feedback in class, to make them better. This is not the best this country can offer. I wish I had kept the fifty best essays my students have written, through the years. We’d blow these guys away. 


Sorry. Macho talk. Mother’s pride.


Read them all and vote for your favourite.

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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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