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2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Ceremony

Writers' Trust of Canada
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Save the Date! Join us from 5:30-7:30pm on May 28 in Toronto, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria, as we reveal the short fiction winner of the 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award. This year's ceremony will be hosted by past finalist Grace O'Connell.

With a notable track record for discovering the next best writing talent, the #BronwenWallace Award for Emerging Writers is a prestigious literary prize that packs a punch. Young writers under the age of 35 annually submit their work for a chance to win $10,000 and some priceless encouragement to keep at it. Look out for the 2018 finalist announcement on May 2.


Grace O’Connell is the author of Magnified World and Be Ready for the Lightning. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, the Globe & Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, ELLE Canada, and the Journey Prize Stories. She has been nominated for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and two National Magazine Awards for fiction, and was the 2014 winner of the Canadian Author Association’s Emerging Writer Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, writes a books column for This Magazine, and serves as Senior Editor for Open Book.

The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is open to writers under the age of 35 and unpublished in book form. Alternating each year between poetry and short fiction, this year's award will be given for an exceptional work of short fiction. The $10,000 award is supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which invests in developing artists to help build their professional careers.

For more information visit writerstrust.com/EmergingWriters