Kamloops writer takes first prize in annual event
Karen Hofmann, from Kamloops, is the winner of the 14th annual Okanagan Short Fiction Contest.
Hofmann’s story Billeh and the Bee Man took top spot in the annual event and netted the aspiring author $500.
Jillian Harvey, from Nelson, claimed the $200 second-place prize for her story Summer Range.
Tied for the Merit Prize and $100 each were Shelley Wood, from Kelowna for The Drop and Tara Storness-Bliss, from Kelowna for Gun.
University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus writer-in-residence Karen Connelly was the judge for the event.
Contest sponsors are UBC, Okanagan College, CBC Radio One, and the Central Okanagan Foundation.
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