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Okanagan Short Story Contest shortlist announced

The 13th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest attracted 141 story submissions by writers from throughout BC’s Southern Interior.

Three winners will be announced at a public reading with contest judge Annabel Lyon, at the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St. in Kelowna, on Thursday, March 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

Authors shortlisted are:

  • Susan Fenner, Vernon
  • Natalie Appleton, Vernon
  • John J. Clark, Vernon
  • Sharon Kuroyama, Salmon Arm
  • Kate Edwards, Kamloops
  • Lindsay Diehl, Kelowna
  • Ryan Ennis, Kelowna
  • Glenna Turnbull, Kelowna
  • Mark Alexander Smith, Peachland
  • Kathy Hartley, Nelson
  • Lana Kurz, Sorrento
  • Jan Kennett, Kelowna
  • Maegan Church, Kelowna
  • Devon Muhlert, Vernon
  • Kaitlin Callaghan, Kelowna
  • Harvey Quamme, Penticton
  • Rhonda Cottrell, Blind Bay
  • Gord Grisenthwaite, Kelowna
  • Johana van Zanten, Kelowna
  • Silke Yardley, Armstrong
  • Burnet McLean
  • Laura Stanek, Vernon
  • Denise King, Kamloops
  • Karen Meyer, Coldstream
  • Kim McMechan, Kelowna
  • Gordon Brayshaw, Kelowna

Sponsors of the Okanagan Short Story Contest are the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Okanagan College, CBC Radio One and the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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