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  KOBZAR™ The Kobzar Literary Award - Shevchenko Foundation

Honorary Patrons

The Right Honourable
Adrienne Clarkson
The Honourable Senator
Raynell Andreychuk
Joy Kogawa
Nino Ricci

Advisors during Phase One:

Nik Burton
Coteau Books

Kitty Lewis
Brick Books

Jack Rabinovitch
Scotia Giller Prize

Antanas Sileika
Humber College School for Writers

Geoffrey Taylor
Harbourfront International Authors Festival

Nora Taylor
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
    Judging Panels

Professor Randy Boyagoda, writer, critic & scholar
Charlotte Gray CM, writer of literary non-fiction, political & cultural commentator
Maurice Mierau, poet, writer of non fiction, publisher

Karen Connelly, author, poet, instructor
Tamas Dobozy
, author, professor
Shandi Mitchell, author, filmmaker

Joe Kertes, author, teacher, Dean of Creative and Performing Arts at Humber College
Frances Itani, C.M., author, poet, reviewer
Annabel Lyon, author, instructor
Olive Senior, author, poet, instructor

Denise Chong, Ph.D. (hon), author, researcher
Nino Ricci, O.C., author, educator
Randall Maggs, Ph.D. poet, educator
MG Vassanji, O.C., author, researcher

Sandra Birdsell, author and poet
Dr. Janice Kulyk Keefer, author, educator, researcher
Kerri Sakamoto, author and documentary producer
Richard Scrimger, author, educator, administrator

Sharon Butala, O.C., author and playwright
Professor Modris Eksteins, author and educator
Laura Langston, author and broadcast journalist
John Metcalf, editor, author and literary critic

Myrna Kostash, journalist and non-fiction author
Mieko Ouchi, actor, writer and director for theatre, film, TV
Bill Richardson, writer and CBC broadcaster
Antanas Sileika, journalist & author, artistic director at Humber School of Writers
    Key Dates
January 31, 2019
Deadline for submissions for awarding in March 2020

What's New
The 7th Kobzar Literary Award Gala is SOLD OUT!
March 1, 2018 Gala at the
Palais Royale in Toronto

2017 Humber Writer's
Scholarship Recipients

Kobzar Writers' Scholarships awarded at Humber College

Ann Cavlovic with
David Bezmozgis

Photo Credit: Marc Lappano

Lesia Chytra with
Dr. Christine Turkewych

Photo Credit: Marc Lappano

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