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Advisors during Phase One:
Scotia Giller Prize
Humber College School for Writers
Harbourfront International Authors Festival
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
Presented every two years, the $25,000 prize recognizes a Canadian writer who most effectively presents a Ukrainian Canadian theme through poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction or young people’s literature.
The Shevchenko Foundation launched the Kobzar Literary Award at Hart House in Toronto on May 14, 2003. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literature through an author’s presentation of a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. The inaugural Kobzar Literary Award Ceremony was held in March 2006 in Toronto.
Literary Arts with Canadian Ukrainian Themes are instrumental in:
Why support the Kobzar Literary Award?
- Documenting the history of Canadian Ukrainians and analyzing traditional accounts
- Exploring universal themes from a Ukrainian Canadian perspective
- Showcasing unique aspects of Canadian Ukrainian immigration history, cultural and social values, and political issues
- Presenting cross-cultural issues in a multicultural and diverse society
- Setting role models for generations of Canadians interested in Ukrainian heritage
- Becoming a source of great stories for Canadian movie scripts, plays, musicals and TV programs with economic and entertainment value.
The Shevchenko Foundation is a key player in the Ukrainian Canadian community with its mandate for heritage retention and cultural development. The Kobzar Literary Award challenges Canadian writers to explore a Ukrainian Canadian theme. This award creates opportunities for Canadian writers to receive monetary reward and recognition and contributes to the development of literary arts in Canada.
For more information contact Dr. Christine Turkewych, Director, at email@example.com
March 15, 2013 for
2014 award presentation
Marsha Skrypuch wins Silver Birch Award
Making Bombs For Hitler, the story of a young Ostarbeiter in WWII, has won the
Silver Birch Award for Fiction in Ontario! The Silver Birch is part of the Ontario Library Association's highly successful Forest of Reading program, which has 250,000 child participants, and it is they who do the actual voting. Books are selected for literary merit and kid appeal, and kids become eligible to vote by reading at least 5 of the 10 nominated titles in their category.
For more information,
Click here to view the
previous winners of
The Kobzar Literary Award.