Ontario Writers' Conference Story Starter Finalists Are In!
The Story Starters judge — Canadian author, teacher, poet James Dewar — had an even tougher job than in previous years. This year, there were 64 long-listed pieces (submitted between September 1 and February 29) – about 268 entries in all! From those 64 long-listed pieces, James selected the following writers who should be commended for their talent, bravery and unique ability to discover a story within another artist's creation.
Mel E. Cober
Beth L. *
Dale R. Long
Lori Twining *
*Extra congratulations to Beth L. and Lori Twining, with two short-listed entries each!
The art used for this Story Starter Contest was amazing and truly inspiring. It motivated my to write quite a few different options for each piece, most of which I didn't enter, but at least I have it to continue an actual short story or novel later. Each piece of art prompted at least two, sometimes six different options for me. I was quite motivated by it.
Special thanks goes out to these spectacular artists:
Carin Makuz, Erika Takács, Iwona Dufaj, Sally Thurlow, Annabelle Murray and Anja Kooistra.
Final voting for the winners will take place at the Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at the evening of the Festival of Authors. Go here to buy your ticket for the Festival of Authors: buy your ticket or pay at the door)
The conference day, is Sunday, May 1st. Reserve your spot: HERE .
Congratulations to EVERYONE! I hope to see you at the conference.