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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

2018
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

2016
Karen Connelly, author, poet, instructor
Tamas Dobozy
, author, professor
Shandi Mitchell, author, filmmaker

2014
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

2012
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

2010
Sandra Birdsell, author and poet
Dr. Janice Kulyk Keefer, author, educator, researcher
Kerri Sakamoto, author and documentary producer
Richard Scrimger, author, educator, administrator

2008
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

2006
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
Kobzar Literary
Award Night

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Palais Royal, Lakeshore Blvd.
Toronto ON

For tickets call: 416-233-9700

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

Bello at Young
People's Theatre

Bello, for ages 6-9, is based on the Mennonite Ukraine of the 1920s, and will be performed at Young People's Theatre (YPT) in Toronto from
October 10-20, 2017.

A special discount is available
on October 14, as part of
First Saturday Savings -
all tickets are just $15!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Bello
 
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