RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
Winner: $5,000; Finalists: $1,000
Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, this award alternates each year between poetry and short fiction; the 2013 prize will be given for the best work of poetry.
Laura Clarke Laura Matwichuk Suzannah Showler
"Mule Variations" "Here Comes "The Reason and
the Future" Other Poems"
The finalists were selected by a jury comprised of the poets Mary Dalton, Phil Hall, and Susan Holbrook, who read 135 blind submissions in total.
Join us as we reveal the winner at a ceremony hosted by past winner Jeramy Dodds, at 5:30 pm on May 28. The event will be held at the scenic Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, located at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
All are welcome to attend this free event which will feature musical entertainment and honour the finalists, who will each read from their own nominated poetry collections. Attendees will also receive a copy of the nominated poems to take home with them.
The poems nominated for this year's RBC Bronwen Wallace Award are available as a free download exclusively on Apple’s iBookstore at iTunes.com/BronwenWallace.
About the Prize
Bronwen Wallace was a poet, short story writer, and mentor to many young writers as a creative writing instructor at Queen's University and St. Lawrence College in Kingston. This prize was established in her honour in 1994 by a group of friends and colleagues. Wallace felt that writers should receive greater recognition early in their careers and so this annual award is given to a writer below the age of 35 who has published poetry or prose in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies, but has not yet been published in book form.
About the Sponsor
This award is supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which invests in up-and-coming artists to help build their professional careers. In 2012, RBC invested $6.2 million in programs that support Arts and Culture in Canada and around the world. The RBC Emerging Artists Project consists of support through sponsorships and donations to organizations whose programs bridge the gap from academic excellence to professional careers in all forms of art.