Well done, Genny Knowles!

Congratulations, Genny Knowles!

Genny, a member of the Young Writers' Club of North Vancouver, won first prize in the Federation of BC Writers’ Young BC Writers Contest. The results haven't been posted to the FBCW's site yet but Genny received an email yesterday announcing the good news. Soon her story, Caitlyn's Book, should appear as the winner of the $400 scholarship. 

This was Genny's first competition and she is only in grade 8. She was competing against much older and more experienced writers.

Talent & hard work were on her side.

I’m sure this is the first of many writing achievements for Genny.


Photo from Wikimedia Commons: Congratulations Beach at Druidston Haven from a road alongside Hotel by Steve Sheppard

One door closes....

Good byes always make my throat ache.

Because I have moved out of the area, this week I led my last session of the Young Writers’ Club of North Vancouver.

It was a lively two hours with lots of laughs and some moments of pure poetry.

I’m going to miss you, young writers.

Next month the amazing Lisa Voisin will be taking over and she’ll lead the club to new heights. As hard as it was for me to say good-bye, knowing Lisa is at the helm made it much easier.

One era ends. Another dawns.


Photo from Wikimedia Commons: Wreck Beach by Jennamayyy