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Two local authors win inaugural writing awards

Janet Miller receiving the award for Writing with a Kamloops Theme from Robert Schemenauer.
Image Credit: Elma Schemenauer
July 11, 2016 - 1:28 PM

KAMLOOPS - Janet Miller of Kamloops and Virginia Laveau of Barriere received the first-ever Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards at the Interior Authors Group summer social held at Chartwell Ridgepointe on 9 July, 2016.

Miller won in the category Writing with a Kamloops Theme. Her poem "Kamloops" captures the essence of our beautiful city in 100 words that strongly appeal to readers' senses and emotions. The poem is written in the "1-10, 10-1" form she learned while attending a Downtown Kamloops Library workshop led by its creator, author Richard Wagamese.

Laveau won in the category Writing with a Nature Theme. Her article "Contemplations of a Mule Deer" movingly depicts the life, forested mountain home, and last days of a mule deer injured while trying to protect her fawns from a cougar.

Both the Kamloops Theme and Nature Theme awards consist of a cash prize, a certificate, and a press release issued to local media. Accompanying each award is a cash donation to the IAG to support its growth and educational activities. The yearly deadline for submissions is 21 March. Each award will be issued annually to a member in good standing of the IAG. There is no fee to enter.

For more about the Interior Authors Group visit the website. 

Virginia Laveau, winner of the award for Writing with a Nature Theme.
Virginia Laveau, winner of the award for Writing with a Nature Theme.
Image Credit: Submitted/Virginia Laveau
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