The Royal City Literary Arts Society has announced the winners of its annual Write On! contest.
The New Westminster-based group holds the contest annually, awarding cash prizes (of $150, $100 and $75) to the top three entries in three categories: poetry, non-fiction and fiction.
This year’s three top winners were Natalie Hryciuk in poetry, for Without Warning; Alexander Hamilton-Brown in non-fiction, for Angela’s Diary; and Anne Ramallo in fiction, for One More Rose Gold Sunset.
The winners and honourable mentions will be published in the society’s e-zine, Wordplay at Work.
Poetry First Place: Natalie Hryciuk – Without Warning
Poetry Second Place: P.W. Bridgman – Poetry Makes Nothing Happen, Or So It's Said
Poetry Third Place: Alvin Ens – Joys of Golf
Poetry Honourable Mentions
Madeline Ewanyshyn – The Recipe
Gerald Murphy – Jack
Diana Hayes – Mister Raven and My Tourmaline Earring
Non-Fiction First Place: Alexander Hamilton-Brown – Angela’s Diary
Non-Fiction Second Place: Evelyn Schofield – Bridges: Memories of Dad
Non-Fiction Third Place: Jude Goodwin – The Big Red Bus
Non-Fiction Honourable Mentions
Celeste Snowber – Gull Woman
Angela Post – Dear Covid-19
Angela Douglas – Ischia's Lemons
Fiction First Place: Anne Ramallo – One More Rose Gold Sunset
Fiction Second Place: Kimberley Aslett – The Path to Forest Hill
Fiction Third Place: Holly Quan – Holes
Fiction Honourable Mentions
Alexander Hamilton-Brown – When Trees Could Walk: A Fable
Christine Cowan – Peppermint
Janaya Fuller Evans – City of Ships