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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
    Writers' Scholarships

Shevchenko Foundation offers Kobzar Writers' Scholarships at the 25th Anniversary of the Creative Writing Workshop by Humber School for Writers during IFOA (International Festival
of Authors)

Sunday October 23 - Friday October 28 2016
at Harbourfront in Toronto

The Shevchenko Foundation offers two Kobzar Writers' Scholarships at the Humber School for Writers' creative writing workshop during the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto from Sunday October 23 to Friday October 28 2016. These full tuition scholarships are awarded annually to Canadian writers whose narratives develop with a Ukrainian Canadian theme and are intended to assist the writers to complete their work for publication.

Deadline for applications September 26, 2016

For details, please visit Humber’s website at humber.ca/scapa/ifoa

The workshop consists of a Sunday afternoon reception, five weekday classes from 10am to 1pm, a lunch break (on your own) from 1 to 2 pm, and afternoon lectures. Some evening events are also scheduled, and the IFOA runs dozens of author readings and talks, many of them free to Humber workshop participants. The workshop costs $849.

To apply for the Kobzar Writer's Scholarship, please state prominently your intent in the cover letter of your application. Because competition for scholarships is high, applicants must provide a statement explaining their financial situation, some proof of need, and a credit card number. Please include two identical copies (no more than 15 pages each) of an excerpt from your work of non-fiction, fiction, poetry or play for assessment. Please ensure that pages are numbered, double-spaced in 12-point font, and that your name appears on each page. Include two copies of a cover letter that tells a little about yourself and your writing. Complete the application form found on the website.

The Kobzar Writers' Scholarships are offered to Canadian writers whose narrative develops a Canadian Ukrainian theme.

For application inquiries, please contact Hilary Higgins at 416-675-6622, ext. 3449 or hilary.higgins@humber.ca

For all other inquiries contact Dr. Christine Turkewych, Director of Literary Arts, Shevchenko Foundation at christine@shevchenkofoundation.ca




Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko offers Kobzar Writer's Scholarships at the Humber School for Writers in Toronto.

Kobzar Writer's Scholarship Recipients

2007 Helen Pretulak of Prince Edward Island
2008 Natalia Buchok of Oakville, Ontario
2009 Ulana Snihura of Toronto Ontario
2010 Tanya Berezuk of Peterborough, Ontario
2011 Marianne Fedunkiw and Krystine Dumyn Vecchio of Toronto, Ontario
2013 Dr. Joan Clayton of London, Ontario
2014 Adrian Lysenko and Robert Buckie
2015 Orysia Tracz

The Shevchenko Foundation offers the Kobzar Writer's Scholarship annually to a Canadian writer with an advanced manuscript on a Ukrainian Canadian theme. This full tuition scholarship is intended to assist the writer to advance his/her work toward publication.

Canadian writers are encouraged to expand their writing interests through explorations of unique aspects of Ukrainian Canadian immigration history, the cultural and social values of that community and/or political issues and links with Ukraine. Narratives, whether personal or research based, must demonstrate substantial connectedness with Ukrainian Canadian issues and heritage.

Applications for this scholarship must firstly satisfy the admission requirements of the Humber School for Writers.

For further clarification contact Dr. Christine Turkewych, Director, email: christine@shevchenkofoundation.com
    Key Dates
January 15, 2017
Deadline for submissions for awarding in March 2018


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Call for Submissions

Kobzar $25,000 Literary Award is awarded biennially to Canadian authors whose narratives develop a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. Shortlisted authors receive $1,500.

Submission deadline January 15, 2017 for award announced in March 2018.

Works may be submitted by authors, literary agents and publishers.

For submission terms,
click here.
 
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