21 May 2007

Chap Wrap

The 2nd Annual Prince George Chapbook Fair was a great success; about 40 people came to enjoy the uniquely PG affinity to the making and exchange of chapbooks. Also, the 2nd Annual Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize was bestowed by a jury consisting of Barry McKinnon (retired CNC instructor, honourary UNBC doctorate, chapbook expert, and award-winning poet) Ken Belford (poet and chapbook maker), Graham Pearce (CNC instructor), and Rob Budde (no one is sure exactly what Rob does but he does it smiling). In a tough decision, the jury decided to split the $250 prize (funded by the UNBC Arts Council) between two deserving chapbooks:

Si Transken’s Un/Ruled Performances

Jeremy Stewart’s Indeterminate Accumulation Anti / Ghazals

Congratulations to the two prize-winners, but also to all the writers who submitted chapbooks; the jury spent a luxurious afternoon enjoying all the chapbooks. Stay tuned for reviews!


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