Chemainus writer Joel Scott

Chemainus writer Joel Scott

Senior writers call-out

Experience is just as important as talent when it comes to writing a great story

Experience is just as important as talent when it comes to writing a great story, so seniors with a writer’s itch are urged to enter the Cedrics writing contest, which was inaugurated last year by Better Than 50 (BT50), ‘a website created to connect the 50-plus demographic.’

“Entries from unpublished authors, 50 years-old and better, are being received daily and Executive Director Veronica Osborn is keen to exceed last year’s total of 168,” said a BT50 release promoting the 2016 Cedric Literary Awards.

The award is open to unpublished authors of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. An award is also open to First Nations writers and French writers can submit to the contest.

A juried writing competition, the Cedrics “encourages and celebrates the creative talents of B.C. writers who have a lifetime of experience to share.”

A prize of $3,000 goes to the winner in each of the four categories: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry and First Nations Writing.

Last year Cowichan Valley writers did very well in the Cedrics. Joel Scott, from Chemainus took home the $3,000 cheque for his entry in the fiction category, and Margitta Maud, from Duncan, won $3,000 for her creative non-fiction entry.

For more information Visit thecedrics.ca or email vosborn@thecedrics.ca.