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MFA Alessandra Naccarato wins CBC Poetry Prize

MFA Alessandra Naccarato wins CBC Poetry Prize

Congratulations to our MFA Alessandra Naccarato who has won the CBC Poetry Prize for Postcards for my Sister. The CBC Literary Prizes have been recognizing Canadian writers since 1979. Allessandra’s poem was selected from more than 2,400 English-language submissions this year. She wins $6000 as well as a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

MFA Alumna Eden Robinson Wins $50,000 Writer’s Trust Fellowship

 MFA alumna Eden Robinson has won the third Writer’s Trust Fellowship, intended to free writers substantially from financial concerns and provide a window in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. The Writers’ Trust Fellowship comes with an award of $50,000. The unrestricted Fellowship is awarded to a writer who has […]

Alumni Nominations for the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Alumni Nominations for the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

MFA alumni Anosh Irani and Katherena Vermette  as well as BFA alumna Jen Sookfong Lee have been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018. Anosh has been nominated for her book The Parcel, Katherena for The Break and Jen for The Conjoined. All books were previously nominated for other awards. The International Dublin Literary award is the world’s most valuable annual […]

Marcus Youssef wins Siminovitch Prize

Congratulations to Marcus Youssef, MFA alumnus, who is the winner of the 2017 $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s richest and most prestigious theatre award. The award includes a protégé element: each year’s winner chooses another artist to receive $25,000 of the total prize. Marcus selected theatre artist Christine Quintana (UBC Theatre BFA alumna) to share in his award. […]