Read at The Fringe
Information about our 2021 contest will be posted on February 15, 2021.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 Read at the Fringe Writing Contest!
1st: Lis Jakobsen, “Me Too, Leda, Me Too”
2nd: Emma Williamson, "Low-Hanging Fruit"
3rd: Wayne Johnston, "Loney"
1st: Elise Arsenault, "Field Notes in a New House"
2nd: Tamara Jong, “Vessel”
3rd: Pearl Van Geest, “Gabrielle, Judith, Artemisia, and Me”
1st: Chantal Vallis, "Cookbooks for Compasses"
2nd: Lee Parpart, “Clothesline, June, 1984”
3rd: Evan J, “Colonialism for Dummies”
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is committed to providing a venue for unpublished or modestly published writers to showcase their work. Our first place winners in the above categories below will read their winning pieces on Thursday September 10 at 7 p.m., as part of "Emerge". Learn more here.
Thank you to this year's Read at the Fringe judges!
Fiction: Omar El Akkad and Sandra Sabatini
Nonfiction: Anna Bowen, Kim Davids Mandar and Suzanne Rintoul
Poetry: Lisa Baird and Sue Graham Parker
Anna Bowen is a Guelph based poet and writer. She has collaborated with visual artists on projects related to space, care labour, landscape, and access. Annabowen.org
Suzanne Rintoul (PhD), has been teaching literary criticism and writing for the last 12 years. Suzanne is the author of Intimate Violence and Victorian Print Culture: Representational Tensions, along with numerous scholarly articles and reviews of fiction. She is a professor and program coordinator for the Communications Department at Conestoga College as well as the founder of Conestoga's Communications Writing Competition.
Sandra Sabatini's fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review, Prism International, and The New Quarterly, among others. She is the author of two short story collections, The One with the News (Porcupine's Quill, 2000) and The Dolphins at Sainte-Marie (Penguin Canada, 2006). Her scholarly book, Making Babies, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2003. Her first novel, Dante’s War was published with Key Porter in 2009.