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Scotia Giller Prize
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Harbourfront International Authors Festival
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
Presented every two years, the $25,000 prize recognizes a Canadian writer who most effectively presents a Ukrainian Canadian theme through poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction or young people’s literature.
The Shevchenko Foundation launched the Kobzar Literary Award at Hart House in Toronto on May 14, 2003. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literature through an author’s presentation of a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. The inaugural Kobzar Literary Award Ceremony was held in March 2006 in Toronto.
Literary Arts with Canadian Ukrainian Themes are instrumental in:
Why support the Kobzar Literary Award?
- Documenting the history of Canadian Ukrainians and analyzing traditional accounts
- Exploring universal themes from a Ukrainian Canadian perspective
- Showcasing unique aspects of Canadian Ukrainian immigration history, cultural and social values, and political issues
- Presenting cross-cultural issues in a multicultural and diverse society
- Setting role models for generations of Canadians interested in Ukrainian heritage
- Becoming a source of great stories for Canadian movie scripts, plays, musicals and TV programs with economic and entertainment value.
The Shevchenko Foundation is a key player in the Ukrainian Canadian community with its mandate for heritage retention and cultural development. The Kobzar Literary Award challenges Canadian writers to explore a Ukrainian Canadian theme. This award creates opportunities for Canadian writers to receive monetary reward and recognition and contributes to the development of literary arts in Canada.
For more information contact Dr. Christine Turkewych, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|| Key Dates
January 15, 2017
Deadline for submissions for awarding in March 2018
Kobzar $25,000 Literary Award is awarded biennially to Canadian authors whose narratives develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. Shortlisted authors receive $1,500.
Submission deadline January 15, 2017 for award announced in March 2018.
Works may be submitted by authors, literary agents and publishers.
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