June 4, 2016: Literary awards for 55+ in Edmonton

Strathcona Place is hosting the Dr. John W. Bilsland Awards again this year at Maharaja Banquet Hall on Saturday June 4th at 4pm. This is the only 55+ literary awards in Northern Alberta Inaugurated last year to celebrate and foster the creativity of older writers, the award was received with enthusiasm. Award judges included local authors Alice Major, Theresa Shea and Todd Babiuk, who was also its honorary chair.

John W.Bilsland Ph.D taught literature at the University of Alberta for 30 years. Jack has taught Creative Writing class at Strathcona Centre 55+ for almost 25 years during which they have produced over 20 publisher’s writers. John W. Bilsland Literary Awards were established to recognize Literary excellence among seniors writers in 3 categories; fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Please call us at 780-433-5807 for any further queries or to purchase tickets.

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