2016 EVENT Non-Fiction Contest Winners

November 1, 2016 at 11:51 am  •  Posted in Articles, Home Page, Welcome by

Winners announcement 2016


Keep your eye out for interviews with our winners in the coming weeks.

To tide you over, here’s a little bit about each of our talented winning writers:

M. BAYLESS is the author of four books for children. She lives in Vancouver, where much of her time is spent feeding hordes of visitors with lentils and fixing leaky ceilings. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC and is in a state of existential crisis over her thesis (she requests chocolate be sent).

CAITLIN CRAWSHAW is an award-winning essayist and freelance journalist in Edmonton, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Her writing credits include Maclean’s and Reader’s Digest, the literary journals carte blanche and Plenitude, and the anthology The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care (Arsenal Pulp, 2016).

HILARY DEAN was the winner of CBC’s 2012 Canada Writes Nonfiction Prize, EVENT’s 2014 Non-Fiction Contest, and the 2015 Lascaux Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared in This Magazine, EnRoute and Matrix, and has been short-listed for the Journey Prize. Her film, So You’re Going Crazy, currently airs on CBC’s documentary channel.

You definitely do not want to miss out on reading the winning pieces, so make sure you purchase or renew your yearly subscription online by clicking HERE (you can also order extra copies for your friends and family). Thanks to all who took the time to write, and shared their work with us. Your truth and bravery continue to inspire the whole editorial team at EVENT.

Keep writing!