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Faith Paré wins 2024 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers in Poetry

June 12, 2024

Congratulations to Concordia creative writing alumna, Faith Paré, on winning the 2024 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers (Poetry) for her work Selections from 'a fine African head'.

The jury, consisting of Derek Beaulieu, Kama La Mackerel, and Joanna Lilley, states: “Stunning and necessary, the poems in Selections from 'a fine African head' are not merely inspired by a historical event but emerge ingeniously from it … This urgent, chimerical, and devastating work is finely crafted from the unreliability of archive and the misery of memory.”

The award, given annually by the Writers’ Trust of Canada since 1994, aims to identify the work of promising new writers in Canada and give them a boost in achieving a book deal. Winners are named in two categories, poetry and short fiction, and each winner receives $10,000. Read more about the award here

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