KLC Award’s Ceremony and Celebration

Awards Night! 

Shine your shoes and pick out your party dress because this year’s KLC Award’s Ceremony and Celebration is going to be lit-tastic. Along with the presentation of the KLC and KYCWC awards, readings from the winners, and a chance to mix and mingle with Kootenay authors, there are some highlights you def don’t want to miss:

The Host With the Most! – Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador & performing arts legend, Lucas Myers, will be this year’s Celebration emcee. Known for his hilarious one-man shows, including the Hello Baby series, Randy from Creston and, most recently, Cromoli 4 Supreme Leader, Myers brings his super-charged personality to the KLC stage.

Spoken Word Wow! – Special guest and keynote speaker, Sheri-D Wilson, returns to Nelson for another round of unforgettable spoken word poetry. Prepare to be awed and inspired by this dynamic, award winning artist who was named one of the top ten poets in Canada by CBC.

Sweet Treats and Sweeter Sounds – What’s better than nibbling on a selection of sweets from Starbird Bakehouse? How about listening to the LV Rogers Jazz Sextext while you nibble? Come early and enjoy both these sweet treats.

Kootenay Literary Competition Awards Ceremony and Celebration
Friday, January 18  7:30pm   (Doors open at 7pm)
Prestige Lakeside Resort
Nelson, BC
This is a free event that is open to everyone.

Visiting from out of town? The Prestige Lakeside Resort is offering discount rates for our guests. Visit our website for more details.

Off the Page – Sheri-D Spoken Word Workshop

Sheri-D Wilson will present a three-hour workshop on spoken word do’s and don’ts, as well as facilitating responses to your own work (so bring along samples of your own spoken word pieces you would like feedback on).  Whether you’re a neophyte or a veteran in the spoken word world, there is still much to learn from the one-woman literary phenomenon known as Sheri-D.

*Space is limited for this popular workshop, and pre-registration is required. Sign up now to guarantee your spot!

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Kutenai Art Therapy Insitute
191 Baker Street, Nelson BC
Fee: $35
Contact us to register and guarantee your spot.

Spring Scribble – Youth writers workshop with Angie Abdou

Coming this May: The Spring Scribble, is a three day youth creative writing workshop! This intensive weekend workshop is for teens in grades 7 to 12 who are serious about their writing. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, no matter where your passion lies, you’ll learn from the best and take your writing to a new level.

Award winning writer, Angie Abdou, will lead a weekend of creative writing exercises and scribbling fun. Participants will also get the inside scoop from four industry insiders who will talk about various facets of professional writing and how to make a living putting pen to paper…or fingers to keyboard.

Local hotels and B&B’s will be offering discount rates for workshop participants and their families, look for more details in the new year.

Registration opens in January and space is limited. For full details, visit: http://www.kootenaylitcomp.com/spring_youth_workshop.html

Location: Hume Hotel, 422 Vernon Street  Nelson, BC
Dates: Friday, May 24 – Sunday, 26, 2013
Fee: $165

Visit The Website

Stay Tuned to Sign up for the 2013 Competition and find out about all the fabulous prizes and workshops we’re offering thoughout the Koots at The Kootenay LIterary Competition

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