Sunday, November 18, 2007

Announcements

Karen Chester (grand prize winner) and me


Last month I entered a poetry contest through Cafe Fairfield, and this past week I received a book prize as a runner-up. There were three of us - a grand prize winner ($50 and a book) and two runners-up. Okay, it wasn't a first prize of $1,000, but I don't really care. This was my first prize for writing poetry.

My significant other continues to remind me that I was a short-listed participant in the CBC Radio poetry slam in March 2006. I was paid for my efforts (handsomely, I might add). So, perhaps I do exaggerate when I say this is my first prize or acknowledgement. To put it into better perspective, it is the first time I entered a contest, received a phonecall, showed up, shook someone's hand and received a prize (in this case, I won a book), and then was able to showcase my poem. It was a sign of encouragement to keep going, and that there will be more opportunities to earn prizes in the future.



Thank you Cafe Fairfield!





3 comments:

kristina said...

Yay, Andrea!! Congratulations.

Stephen said...

Hey, congratulations Andrea!!

Barbara Julian said...

So glad you enjoyed your Cafe Fairfield experience Andrea -- and now that WE know about YOU we'll be pestering you for poems forever! Next "assignment" is bring a tree poem Jan. 27th, 2 pm -- for our "Tree Cabaret". Thx again, Barbara Julian, C.F.
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